Friday, October 31, 2014

book cover

This week’s assignment for Sketch Book Skool … a book cover.

I chose for my subject a book I’ve been working on for a few years now. I keep rewriting it.


And over.

And over. I think it will be a posthumous printing ☺

My grandson was the model for the main character. I have a bunch of reference photos of him “in flight” that I took when he was about 8 years old. He’s 13 now.

The model for the old lady “walking” her dog is my grandmother. The man reading the paper on his way to work? That’s my husband.

Maybe someday I’ll finish this story. At least I have the cover done!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

indian summer

We had a nice long Indian summer. It’s finally starting to get chilly here. I’m ready for it.

Cool weather means soups and pears and crisp apples and wearing long pants again. And that means no leg shaving until spring ☺

I’ve just plucked the last of the summer flowers. I think. Here they are for one last look.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

first day of school

Hey friends!! Excuse my absence.

It’s been a Wake Up/Go to Work/Time for Bed routine lately and one day just blends into the next.

I have been doing some doodling and painting but nothing is finished except this sketch.

It’s another assignment for Sketchbook Skool. We were supposed to draw a memory of our first day of school.

I can’t remember last week let alone my first day of school but I did make some sketches of odds and ends that I do remember from school.

And a note about Sister Mary Scary…she wasn’t scary because she was mean. It’s just that she was larger than life and I was just my normal shy self. I did my best to keep on her good side though.

Monday, October 13, 2014

how to build a fort…

…in 3 easy steps ☺

This was one of the assignments completed for Sketchbook Skool.

Friday, October 10, 2014

summer garden

Today, it’s rainy. Tomorrow begins the chore of pulling and cutting back all the dead and dying plants in the backyard. Not my favorite part of fall. But it’s time.

As the garden flowers start to dry up and whither away, I wanted to draw a few more to remember the summer of 2014.

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

never. give. up.

Our dog is so patient with us. Always ready for a game of fetch.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

my alarm cats

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a story about my alarm cats … so here is how my mornings start.

And I’m NOT exaggerating.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

another recipe

I drew out the instructions for making a homemade vanilla latte. It’s ok…I just didn’t think it visually “popped” though.

This is a recipe I use everyday. I’m too cheap to buy a coffee house latte everyday to feed my addiction ☺

Monday, October 6, 2014

first assignment

Sketchbook Skool started last week. Our first assignment was to illustrate a simple recipe.

I took my favorite burger and illustrated it. I tried to keep it as simple as possible.