EDM Challenge 185 – Draw a Cat

pen and colored pencils
pen and colored pencils

It’s been a while since I’ve done an Everyday Matters Challenge. To be honest, I didn’t do these specifically for the challenge. I was drawing cat cards for various swaps I had signed up for. So imagine my surprise when I went to check what the next EDM challenge would be. When I saw “draw a cat” on the list I just started laughing out loud. I had cats on the brain and I just couldn’t get away from them!

These are a combination of sketching some neighbor cats from life and some other sketches I had in my sketchbook

Here’s another one:

ink, watercolor, and colored pencil

Back to the Everyday Matters Challenges

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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 by cooking. But measuring spoons remind me of baking. Something like cake or cookies. Mmmmm…

Paying Attention to My Keys

Draw Some Keys

I don’t pay much attention to my keys. Sure, I keep track of where they are (most of the time) and I handle them everyday. I even occasionally use them as an indicator of my stress level:

ME: Where the @!#&*!!! are my keys?!

DH: Um, they’re in your hand, hon…

ME: Oh.

It was fun drawing them. I noticed how they cast shadows on each other, how the metal was scratched and worn in some places. It got me thinking about how these keys are truly unique because they are mine: used by me and worn from my use in a way that no one else’s would be.

As I finished I realized that anything can be entrancing if you pay close attention to it. That’s one of the things I really love about drawing.