Sunday, February 7, 2016

29 faces


I’m still working from old black and white family photos. Here are Faces 4 through 8…the last one has two people so that puts me ahead by one day!!





I had to go out of town for a couple days, so I’m slowly making my way through other blogs.

Please excuse me for not replying here on your comments. I try to reply if someone asks a specific question. Otherwise, I would rather repay the favor and visit your blogs. Is that considered rude??

Be sure to check out others who are making 29 Faces this year.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

29 faces


It’s time again for 29 Faces challenge. I think this is the 3rd year I’ve participated but it’s been going on for 4 years. Be sure to check out others who are participating!!

And feel free to join us…it’s not too late!

I’ve been drawing these one-liners in my new “Tan Toned” sketchbook but as usual my posting skills are a big Fail!!

So here are Day 1, 2 and 3. I worked from old family photos for my models.





I’ve been trying to NOT get on the computer everyday as I tend to get side tracked on stupid cat videos and other junk! So, please check back in a few days for more faces!

Now…I’m off to check out your blogs and see what Faces you are making!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

sunday sketches :: feather in her hair


Yes, that’s supposed to be a feathery headband but maybe it’s not very successful. Never mind. I had fun playing!!

Sometimes when I paint, I put on an old black-and-white movie and just doodle. I like painting along with old movies that I’ve seen a million times so that I don’t really pay attention. Before you know it, two hours are gone and a painting emerges!

What is your preference? Silence? Music? TV? I'm just curious!

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Friday, January 29, 2016

a game


Lately, Dobby and I have been playing a game we call “In and Out.” For me, it’s not that much fun.

The longest she has stayed out has been “Five Mississippi” but that is rare.

Fortunately, today is supposed to be nice and warm. Hopefully, there will be more “out” than “in and out”!!!


Posting to Paint Party Friday….have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

what’s in a name?


I bought this mannequin a while back at IKEA. I’ve been posing and drawing him quite a lot lately in my sketchbook. Sometimes I draw a “post-it” note face for him.

It just gives him a friendlier look. Well, I think so anyway.

I drew this pose…which was supposed to be “walking man.” Instead it sort of looks like he’s skipping. So…for now he is stuck with the name Skippy.

I’m hoping something better comes along soon.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

keeping warm


I drew this yesterday. It was a chilly day and I couldn’t drink enough tea to keep warm.

Today promises to be in the 50s!! Woohoo! I might even get out and take a long walk. That’s tropical weather compared to what it’s been lately.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

we are not alone


I have always believed that I had a guardian angel but I think I have it figured out now.


I have three!! I’m never alone…not for a single minute! They follow me EVERYWHERE! ☺


Posting to Paint Party Friday….have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

road trip


I was listening to some music last week and a song came on from Iron and Wine called “God Made the Automobile.” It’s a song about God driving around and seeing all the things he’d created.

It got me thinking. So, I made a little 12-page booklet and drew up this story about God taking a road trip.

Now I don’t want to offend anyone, so if you object to God being shown as a regular guy enjoying some of his creation, you might want to skip this post.

I tend to think of God as a friendly father figure. Someone to hang out with and shoot the breeze…or go on a road trip with.

So here is my story:












Sunday, January 17, 2016

sunday sketch :: loyal friend


I made this little sketch yesterday afternoon. It was prompted by a purchase I made on Friday at a local flea market. I found a very old edition of a Nancy Drew book.


Nancy Drew and I were great friends when I was young. I remember checking out three Nancy Drew books at a time from our local library. I would read these books over and over until it was time to go back for more!

Reading the older versions required me looking up words occasionally. Words like “frock” and “roadster” and “pocketbook” and “veranda” were not in my daily vocabulary!!

But I will admit thinking I couldn’t wait to be 18 years old and get my own roadster and asking my dad for money to go buy new frocks!!


Today it’s chilly here so I’ll be hibernating in my studio. I’m not a fan of winter but I will admit I like hibernating ☺

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ever have one of those days?


This is how my week is going. How is yours?


I always get TONS of ideas once I crawl into bed….sigh.