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”

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”

Falling for my Watchband

“I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” ~Fredrick Franck This quote sums up the thing I love most about drawing. I enjoy the sensation of truly seeing beyond a mental labelContinue reading “Falling for my Watchband”

Another Everyday Matters Challenge

I’m still jumping around my Everyday Matters list. My eye landed on number 53, draw a mouth. For this challenge, I decided to draw my own mouth. Everyday Matters is a wonderful creative community on Yahoo. I really enjoy my time there. If you are interested check us out: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/everydaymatters/ If you’re just curious aboutContinue reading “Another Everyday Matters Challenge”

Paying Attention to My 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 wasContinue reading “Paying Attention to My Keys”

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…”

EDM Challenge 11 – Draw Glasses or Sunglasses

I love having these prompts to work with. It’s fun to take my list and march around the house looking for things to draw. These glasses are pretty cool.  They belong to my husband. I think they are from the 50’s.  Not that he’s that old.  They are pristine, with no scratches on the lenses.Continue reading “EDM Challenge 11 – Draw Glasses or Sunglasses”

EDM Challenge 1 – Draw A Shoe

I joined the Everyday Matters Yahoo group recently. They have a weekly challenge that members can choose to take. There are currently about 147 or so of these prompts. Well I decided to start at the beginning and do number one -draw a shoe. So I grab this shoe and realize how plain it is,Continue reading “EDM Challenge 1 – Draw A Shoe”