Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I sat and looked around me for something to draw. Then I remembered Danny O. Gregory's advice. Draw what's in front of you.
There are a few things always right in front of me. Like Legos. This Lego Robin came in a Happy Meal and was threatening me with his bat hook launching device.
I defused him after I drew him.
Wouldn't want to put an eye out.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Linda and I met up tonight for a sketching session. We've both had a bit of downtime in drawing from life lately. We haven't drawn anything together in an age - we'll get together and chat, but the last few times we've gone anywhere, I haven't even brought my sketchbook with me...how lame is that?
So - we talked and decided that it was time to change that. We went to Panera and had a sandwich and then actually broke out the books and pencils and pens and commenced to drawing. It felt good, but I was completely rusty and the first couple of drawings I made were just, well...sad.
Then I refilled my coffee cup and sat back down to try again. I managed to capture this woman as she worked at her laptop, and was much more pleased with it than the others. Her hand looks odd, but the way she was holding it made it look half as big as it really was.
Linda threw down the gauntlet and said she was going to draw something every day for the rest of the month (all 6 days that remain) and post them. So - of course - I must promise the same.
One a day.
Like vitamins for the right side of my brain.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Where does the time go? Some weeks it seems that I blink twice and they are gone. I got on to Linda last week about not drawing, and here I have not drawn a thing all week. I've had plans to draw. I've had things I wanted to draw. They just haven't happened.
But today is going to be different. I've got my paper taped off and ready to go. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm going to paint and after the boys are finished with school in another hour or two I'm going to start.
I mean it!
Oh shut up.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Our life usually moves at a pace that resembles this picture. Fast, furious, and sometimes a little blurry.
Today we took a few minutes to sit around and do nothing important. Dr. SmartyPants watched a Pink Panther movie marathon. I embroidered a few onesies for some brand new babies in town. Doodlebug swam at a friend's house and Junebug played next door.
I hope you all manage to do that sometimes.
I can always catch up on the laundry tomorrow, no?