Friday, August 28, 2015

Daily Sketch and Quilt Shows

This is a little bird statue that lives in my kitchen windowsill.
I've been having to photograph my sketches at night and they 
come out this yellowed tone, despite my efforts to edit them.
Anyway, I'm getting bored with what I'm doing, so I'm planning to do
some more colorful themes and even some collages.

Also, here are a few photos I took at quilt shows this week.
These first images are from a quilt exhibit at the 
New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA -
"Carol Bryer Fallert: A Retrospective"

Exquisite work!!

And these pictures are from an exhibit called "Out of The Blue"
at the Whistler House Museum of Art, also in Lowell.

Artist: Betty Busby

Artist: Sarah Ann Smith

Artist: Deborah Babin

Also a very enjoyable show!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Daily Sketch - Kizzy the Parrot

Last night I went to art class at our instructor's home,
where she lives with 5 beautiful parrots.
I snapped a photo of Kizzy as he swooped down and
walked across the floor. Later I did this sketch from the photo.

Then one of the small parrots flew to my shoulder.
You can tell I was delighted!!

Tomorrow I'll add photos from the quilt shows I visited yesterday!
A busy week!

Hope your week is going well!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Quick Sketch!

A very busy day and night, but I did manage to sneak in a quick sketch from 
a quilt show I went to today.

I actually went with friends to two quilt shows today!
I'll post pictures from them tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Daily Sketch

For today's sketch I used markers and watercolor pencils.

I seem to be gravitating lately toward sketches of 
females with curly hair - possibly because it's been very humid
and my hair is going wild!
I'm pleased that I've worked in my sketchbook every day this week.
It's a satisfying habit and I'm enjoying it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Daily Sketch - Barn Owl

Last night I watched a program called "Owl Power" on "Nature" on PBS. I'm fascinated with owls and the show was about two baby barn owls and their development, from chicks to adulthood. It seemed like a natural thing to sketch a barn owl today!! Not my best, but this is what I came up with!

I'm feeling like I need to see an owl in real life now! I'll have to do some research!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sketchbook Entry and Some Precious Needlework

Today I decided to create a pattern, using watercolors and marking pens.
I'm trying to be less fussy with these sketches and I was a bit inaccurate with the design,
but this is the effect I wanted.
I'm saying to myself, "It's just a sketch" and simply enjoying the process.

Also, I had found this beautiful embroidery done by my mom in a closet and made it into a pillow for my sister's birthday. My mother was very skillful with embroidery, needlepoint, crochet, knitting and rug hooking and her hands were forever busy creating beautiful things. She would have been pleased to see this piece on my blog, although she was very modest.

I hope you've been having a good weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sketchbook Drawing

Saturday - drawing with watercolor pencils!

Hope you're having a great weekend!