Tag alert! Here’s Who I’ve Tagged

First I want to feature a wonderful marble drawing I found this morning. Checking my blogroll I saw this post from one of my favorites Andrea Joseph. She does the most amazing detailed drawings of everyday things. As I sat in Portland, Oregon trying to figure out how to draw a marble, Andrea was across the Atlantic masterfully drawing a marble in ink. Her marble is blue as well. Spooky. Check it out.

Now, who I’ve tagged:

Anangeli@ Blue Dreams I just found this illustrated journal the other day, or rather she found me. She does charming pencils drawings

Doudy @ DouDy Sketche I mentioned Doudy in a previous post. I really enjoy visiting over there. I just met him through Blog Catalog and I would love to know more about him.

Mrana @ Bit by Bit I first noticed her pictures on the Flickr Everyday Matters group. I love her colored pencil illustrations.

Martin @ Drawings and Sketches by dibujandoarte I have mentioned Martin’s blog before. Martin has encouraged me a great deal and it would be fun to learn more about him.

Joan Y @ Drawing on Nature I found Joan through EDM and Flickr. She is a wiz with a Pigma Micron .005 and is such an inspiration.

Now each of you say five things about yourself and tag five others. Thanks again Wendy at Quirkyartist for tagging me.

More drawings soon…

Yay! I’ve Been Tagged!

Marble Study

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 like how the cat’s eye is obscured, but still visible.

I just got my first tag from Wendy at Quirkyartist. I’m supposed to share five things about myself and then tag five other people. I’ll fulfill the first requirement today and then tag others on my next post.

  1. I’m an only child, and extremely introverted. Starting this blog is a way to try to break out of my shell a little.
  2. My art education is entirely self-directed. I feel odd saying that I am self-taught because I have had a number of excellent teachers over the past 10 years.
  3. I’ve been married to a wonderful guy for 13 years. We’re childless by choice and still loving that decision.
  4. I got my driver’s license when I was 33 years old. I’m 40 now. I think that is kind of strange for a U.S. citizen. I never really wanted to learn and I live in a great city with an excellent public transit system and lots of bike routes. I decide d that I would learn to drive because I thought it would be a maturing experience for me. My husband tried to teach me. Bad idea. No reason to tell that story. Anyway I paid for lessons, took the test twice and got my license. Well, once I got home I stuffed that license in my wallet and I never got behind the wheel again. After years of being a passenger I just can’t used to the concentration required to drive. It’s too exhausting.
  5. Not only do I not drive, but we even got rid of our car about five or six years ago we realized that we really didn’t really use the car often enough to justifying paying the insurance. We really enjoy walking and we can ride our bicycles when we need to go a distance. So we had Volunteers of America tow our car and they were able to auction it off. Not having a car saves so much money. We are both homebodies so we don’t miss it much. We also have access to a carshare company in town and we can rent a car if we really need to. It’s been wonderful. Walking is great for our health. It’s nice to not have to buy gasoline. I also don’t buy so many impulse items. You are definitely more carefully about your shopping if you know you have to care it for a mile or two.

Whew! That was long. Was that more than you needed to know? I will tag five bloggers on my next post. See you all later!