My Favorite Tool

This is my entry for Everyday Matters challenge 16. It’s my Leatherman tool and it’s got needlenose pliers, a straight knife, scissors, three screwdrivers, a phillips screwdriver, a bottle opener and a corkscrew. When it’s folded up it’s around 3 inches (8cm) but it weighs a ton. I think my husband and I got thisContinue reading “My Favorite Tool”

Drawing in Public

These little sketches may not seem like much, but to me they represent a personal victory. I finally got up the nerve to draw in public again. When I was a teenager I drew all the time. I drew during class, during lunch, on the bus. I can’t remember when I actually stopped. Probably whenContinue reading “Drawing in Public”

Back to the Everyday Matters Challenges

Major accomplishment here. I actually completed an Everyday Matters challenge the same week that it was announced. WOO-HOO! When it comes to personal successes I prefer to keep the bar fairly low. That way I can constantly be pleased with myself. I really don’t have a favorite cooking tool because I don’t get thrilled byContinue reading “Back to the Everyday Matters Challenges”

Yay! I’ve Been Tagged!

First here’s a little sketch. I’ve been drawing marbles this week. I’ve been captivated by glass and reflections, so marbles seemed like a good challenge. For this study, I was able to get a little colored pencil practice in as well. I did use Pro-White on the whitest white reflections on the marble. I likeContinue reading “Yay! I’ve Been Tagged!”

Drawing Scissors

I remember years ago I sat and drew pages of scissors as a sort of negative space exercise. Scissors work really well for training yourself to see the spaces around things. EDM challenge 105 gave me an excuse to sit down with these folding scissors. I think they’re pretty cool. I like the name stampedContinue reading “Drawing Scissors”

Another go at the phone…

After my little snit about my supposedly sucky drawing, I had another go at the phone. It’s such a lovely phone. It has so many sexy curves and such a satisfying heft to it when you pick up the receiver. I love the way the light hits it. The more attention I give to it,Continue reading “Another go at the phone…”