Monday, April 27, 2009

Green Purse

This is my green purse and it is nearly perfect. It holds my sidekick in one pouch, (you can see the case for it), and my moleskine and pens in the other (which you can't see as I'm using them to draw). It's the perfect depth to hold my wallet, some watercolors, an ipod and even a decent sized hardback (I always carry a book with me, it's a sickness really). There's a flap in the back that holds my datebook. The strap is serious enough that I can attach my keys and sigg bottle full of water to it without a problem. I love this bag.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Green Chair - Part Two

Here is another view of the green chair. I like how it looks a little abstract up close.
And here are both pages together. It's the first time I've done a spread across both pages.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Green Chair - Part One

Here is the slouchy green chair in my living room. This is my first spread that sort of goes over two pages. I'll post the second half tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

India Stamps

Sometimes I want something in my sketchbook. Sometimes I know what I want in my sketchbook will be somewhat of a pain to draw. At that point, whether I want to or not, I know I will be drawing said object because it's not good to back down from a drawing challenge... and I'm stubborn. And so I present the stamps from India. My mala came in an envelope covered with these stamps.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mala Beads

I've been setting small goals for myself. My first goal was to meditate every day for 30 days. When I accomplished that I drew this drawing. Right now my goal is to draw at least 4 days a week. Stay tuned to see if I can keep it up...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tufted Titmouse

I find that having an unknown amount of time to work on a drawing (limited by how long naptime lasts) is adding a looseness to my drawings. It's a balance between keeping things simple, quick, and loose but not letting things devolve into frantic scribbles. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lamp Harp

To help get me back in the swing of things I'm occasionally referring to the EDM challenge list. I had already drawn a lamp previously in my sketchbook so I decided to draw the same lamp from different angle.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pear and Baby Spoon

So this is the first sketch I did in 2009. Getting back into the swing of things now that I can do a quick sketch now that the baby girl is finally taking a nap regularly. I did a very rough blocking of the outline of the spoon and pear in pencil and then dove in with my pen. Felt pretty wonderful to get something on paper again.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Iron Pills

Pregnancy, severe morning sickness, anemia, uterine inversion, then newborn = 1 sketch in all of 2008. And let me just say I'm proud of even doing that. 

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ladybugs, The Sequel

Another sketch from 2007. And the ladybugs congregated at our house last fall as well.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


This drawing is actually from way back in 2007. I got pregnant, got sick and basically didn't draw much for the rest of the year. I had the baby, had a very serious complication, and again didn't really draw much for another year. Slowly I've made my way back to drawing. Over the next week or so I'll be posting old drawings while I start scanning in my new stuff. I'm trying to keep the habit going so hopefully there will be more to see soon...