Busy, Busy, Busy

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colored pencil and drawing inks

Here’s one of a small stack of artist trading cards I’ve been making lately. This is from a photo by T. Bruce at Eyes. Mind. Heart. I’ve been making some cards by request which is a nice stretch for me. Barn owls and mini-portraits mainly. I’m also working on another portrait swap, but procrastination keeps setting in. I had finished a piece, but then realized that I hadn’t really captured the personality of my subject. So I must to start again. *sigh*

It’s great to be busy. With each project I grow a little more as an artist.

More “The Office” Drawings

David Brent

I got such lovely responses for my last “The Office” drawings that I sat down and did some more. Here’s my drawing of Ricky Gervais as David Brent, “a motivator and an entertainer.”

I had a really difficult time with this and I’m still not pleased. I was really trying to get that fake smile he does and I don’t think I was able to get it. But I have a stack of worse ones and frankly I’m pretty tired of looking at the guy so I’m moving on.

I’m glad to say that I have never had a boss like this, but I do know people who have.
Quick Sketch David Brent

I thought I would include a thumbnail of the pencil sketch I did before transferring and inking the drawing.

Coming soon: Dawn Tinsley

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More Daffodils: EDM 76

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I have only a slightly sunburned neck and these daffodils to remind me of the glorious 78 degree sunny Saturday last. Now its cold and rainy again. Anyway, enough with my complaints about the manic-depressive weather patterns around here. I sat and worked on more flower drawings. This is the best of the lot.

I started with a pen drawing and then painted everything with acrylics. After that I used watercolor pencils. I hope that someday I can capture that amazing radiant yellow that makes daffodils the cheery flowers they are.

Spring: Here, Gone, and Back Again

Daffodils

Last week it snowed. Snow is a pretty exciting event where I live. We really don’t get much snow even in winter. It quickly melted as it usually does. Then this week it was sunny and warm. Yesterday I lay in the grass in the backyard gazing at the blue sky. It was like a spring day that you might read about in a poem. Today it’s cold and rainy. But yesterday was a day to savor over and over in my memories while I wait for the sun to come out properly –in June or July.

Lulled by warm sunshine yesterday I drew these daffodils. Glad I did, because nothing is making me go outside today, or tomorrow, or the next day…

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…

Neck and Neck

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Last week I drew this in my journal. I was trying to write about current events instead of my usual self-absorbed scribblings about what I was feeling. Even I find that boring upon rereading. Anyway, since the Wisconsin and Hawaii contests are today, I thought I might as well post this little drawing here. If things keep going as they are, our May election in Oregon may actually matter. That will be a change.