Monday, October 5, 2015

Sketching and Greeting Fall

Time seems to be flying by lately. I can see already that Fall will be a busy season.I've done a few drawings in my sketchbook and I'm liking the look of  a grey pentech marker outline and colored pencil. Of course, underneath it all is a pencil sketch. I'm going for a graphic rather than a realistic look. 

Our daughter Kate was visiting recently, taking a break from her artist's residency at NYU, and we had a great time watching the lunar eclipse on our front walkway together with my husband Bill. We all took turns taking pictures, and this was the one time I wished I had a better camera. It was a wonderful experience!

And finally, we had a few gloomy days of heavy rain and the cats flopped on a bed
 and never came up for air except for meals. I was tempted to do the same thing, but didn't!

Hope you're having a good beginning of October, my favorite month!
See you soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sketchbook Venting!!

Don't worry - I'm fine.
But don't you feel at times that things are overwhelming?
I know I do!

I like to express a bit of emotion in my sketches, obviously!

Here's wishing you a wonderful week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Daily Sketch - Angie!!

My nephew's wife Angie is celebrating a special birthday,
so I made this sketch for her!
She loves owls, as I do...

and all of nature!
She is one of the nicest people I know and a wonderful 
companion for my nephew Dave.
Lucky guy!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Daily Sketchbook - "One of Those Sleepless Nights"

Just a quick sketch. I guess I was inspired by the people on Facebook
who talk about being insomniacs.

Other than a rare night when I'm really stressed about something,
I'm usually a good sleeper, thank goodness, unlike this poor fellow!

Hope you have a restful weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Daily Sketchbook

This sketch took two days, done in between other tasks.
Here is the original...

and here it is "antiqued" with my computer's editing program.

Hope your week is going well. 
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Daily Sketch - Angus and Rosie

My two little guys, always wary around each other.

We can never figure out if they are friends or enemies!

Hope you've had a great weekend!!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Daily Sketch - Shades of Blue

Today was a sleepy day, after a very late night before,
so I randomly colored with my watercolor pencils and
gave the squares a dash of water!

Actually, it was very soothing, if not very inspired.

Hope those of you in the USA are enjoying this holiday weekend!

Post Script - my head has been in a whirl lately with my sister being in and out of rehab and the hospital. I had read and commented on my friend Ann's post here about a week ago, and completely forgotten it, except in my subconscious memory, I guess, because I had no recollection of it when I did this. We had spent the night before in the emergency room with my sister (who is OK) but lack of sleep does crazy things to my brain! Sorry, Anne! I should be caught up on sleep now!