Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

little guy

Since the sinus infection, I get a nasty headache 
whenever I force my eyes to focus on something up-close. 
So there hasn't been a lot of drawing lately. 
But I couldn't let this one pass me by.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

a little french press action

... from Savaya, the best french press I've had.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

boy on pillows

This was a quick experiment with a calligraphy pen called an Elegant Writer.
It was mentioned in Watercolor Without Boundaries, by Karlyn Holmans:
A wet brush pulled across the lines makes this lovely shading effect, and 
supposedly once this layer is dry, it can be painted over without additional
streaking. I'll have to do some more experimenting to see how that turns out.
Anyway, the pens come in a pack of 4 for about seven bucks at Joann.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

sick days

So I've been flat on my back the past couple of days. 
And last Wednesday as well.
The funny thing is that I felt pretty great in between.

"And why the cactus," you ask?
Good question. 
Was that correctly punctuated?
Or is it: "And why the cactus?", you ask.
No, that doesn't look right.

My husband was adamant about getting me to the doctor yesterday,
even though I was quite sure I'd recover on my own.
I'm glad I went, though, because even with the Z-pack I'm having a 
hard time moving today. Very achy. I intend to be well tomorrow,
so if we have plans, don't assume they're canceled!

Oh -- another thing. While I've been lying here thinking about the 
past and my many plans for the future, I have decided to start 
sketching again. I'm not sure why I stopped. I think I started thinking
too much. I wanted to create something more symbolically meaningful.
But now I'm not creating anything at all. 
So back to the drawing board, as they say.
Back to the drawing board.