Thursday, January 22, 2015
I started back to work this week as well as doing Physical Therapy for my knee. I never thought walking and bending my knee could wear me out!! But it does.
I don’t get “sick” often but when I do, I’m a whiny baby!!
By the end of the day, I find myself on the couch in front of the TV instead of hanging out in my studio.
Still, I’m getting something accomplished. I’ve been working on some flower doodles. This doodle is large -- 11x15 inch -- 300 lb watercolor paper.
I can’t wait until this weekend to start adding paint.
Sorry for the dark images ... it's a dreary day here.
Monday, January 19, 2015
I had grand dreams of doing hundreds of drawings as I recuperated from knee surgery. Yeah. Just resting on the couch with pen and sketchpad in hand. Filling up sketchpad after sketchpad with my brilliant doodles.
What happens is I doze off.
I did accomplish this one-liner … an assignment for Year of the Spark course. One-liners are fun because they never turn out like you expect them to. I like how his eyes are sort of wonky. Makes him look quite sinister, don’t you think?
- I am feeling a little better. At least I am sleeping better at night.
- Down to taking only one pain pill a day.
- I start physical therapy tomorrow and am hoping that helps.
- I’ve noticed that my other knee is starting to hurt. Probably because it is overworked??
- My husband is a saint. He’s done all the cooking and cleaning lately.
- And he did my laundry. His mother raised him right!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
I had knee arthroscopy last Wednesday (a.k.a. scope and scrape).
Yeah. It hurts.
They tell me it will feel better than it did before. I’m hoping sooner rather than later.
For now: lots of tea and meds and ice packs and sleeping dogs to comfort me.
The one positive thing is that I got to shower today!! That always helps make me feel normal ☺
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
I wanted to get outside and sketch over the weekend but that didn’t happen. It was too cold, too rainy, too sleety…just plain yucky!
Instead I drew the view from my studio. It’s not much…just a view of our side yard. I do like having a window though.
Sometimes a squirrel runs along the top of the fence. In spring and summer, the trees are so pretty.
But this time of year, I like the patterns and lines that I see when I look out.
Now back to hibernating ☺
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
…then it sort of grew from there.
I try to draw everyday. Usually I only have pockets of time. 10 minutes here or there.
Most days I don’t finish a drawing.
Some days I just doodle…nothing that will ever become a “finished” piece. You know?
This is a drawing that spanned about 5 days. It’s important to me to do drawings like this to take the stress off of CREATING something. Not everything will be a masterpiece!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Just a quick look at an assignment for Sketchbook Skool. I signed up for Beginnings because of all the good things I have heard about it.
This is a doodle (on gouache) of something that has meaning to me. I inherited my Grandma’s old sewing kit.
It is full of thread on wooden spools. They don’t make those anymore. Also, some of the price tags are 10 cent or 15 cents. Now, I haven’t bought thread in a long time…but I would guess that it costs more than 15 cents!!
It also has a bunch of old keys in it. I probably hold the keys to the family treasure and don’t even know it!!
But I doubt it!
Friday, January 2, 2015
Here are two paintings I submitted last month to a competition. The theme was Spring or Summer….so, of course, that means FLOWERS to me!
I didn’t win anything. Oh, well. There’s always next time!
I’m working on some drawings for the new assignment as Sketchbook Skool. I’m taking “Beginnings” this time around.
And Year of the Spark! officially kicked off yesterday.
It’s going to be a fun, busy, creative year ‘round here!!
Thursday, January 1, 2015
I’m still taking it easy…enjoying my time off from work. My grandson is visiting and may be here for a while. Ice is in the forecast for the next few days.
I don’t drive in ice so he may be stuck here until Spring thaw!!
I finished up my “inchies” for 2014. Here they are. The paper is slightly larger than my scanner so the quality is not consistent. Sorry about that!
It was a fun little challenge. I think I’ll keep making inchies but not sure what they will look like. Maybe some color this year?? I don’t know. We’ll see.
Wishing you a happy, creative 2015!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Just a doodle from the gang! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and said some awfully kind words to me this year about my art. You can’t imagine how much I’ve appreciated each and every comment.
My grandson is coming for a visit and I’m so excited!! That’s the best Christmas gift I could get this year.
See you soon!
Luna, Lily, Dobby and Sue