Sunday, November 12, 2006

a random poll...

Not sure why I felt like answering this poll when I haven't posted in forever, but here goes...

1. Explain what ended your last relationship?
He did because I would never have been able to. It was a good thing...
2. When was the last time you shaved?
This morning.
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
sleeping like a baby
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
surfing the net because tv is awful.
5. Are you any good at math?
Not particularly, but I manage.
6. Your prom night?
Was pitiful. I went with a nice fella who adored me but I didn't much care for him. Sad for me and gave him the wrong idea.
7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
8. Have you had to take a loan out for school?
would have if I had been thinking straight. True answer = no.
9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
No myspace profile. And don't want one.
10. Last thing received in the mail?
Lots o'junk and stuff from ebay.
11. How many different beverages have you had today?
4 - coffee, diet coke w/lime/, water, wine
12. Do you ever leave messages on peoples answering machine?
Yes. I do prefer it to actually reaching people.
13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Not a concert gal.
14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
of course. I'm memorable even if the tide is constant.
15. What was the most painful dental procedure you have had?
A regular filling - which is when I found out that I am not wired like a normal person. ew - ew - ew!!
16. What is out your back door?
A great back yard that lets me be in the city and feel like I'm private.
17. Any plans for Friday night?
Nah - just like anticipating a weekend away from work...
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
The ocean is worth whatever it does...
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Actually, yes!! It is and was a big surprise!!
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
of course!
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
Why wouldn't you?
22. Some things you are excited about?
Number one - surgery tomorrow. I'm totally freaked out!! And then bunches of other stuff like not having to go back to work until 1/07, projects I have in mind and sleeping whenever I feel like it. Bliss!
23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
don't know about jello.
24. Describe your keychain(s)
half dozen keys and stupid store swipe cards that give you discounts.
25. Where do you keep your change?
In my wallet/change purse
26. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Open. But only because the upper stairway door is shut.
27. Did you read this far? Consider yourself tagged.
That would be me!!

Friday, August 25, 2006


Well, if you've given up on me, I don't blame you! I didn't quit drawing, but I sure got distracted. It's the story of my life - too many interests and not enough time. Between the knitting, which I'll post pics of later, and my recent vacation getaway, and then going right back to work and having to catch up, I like to never got the recent sketches posted. So now here is an overload. They are in the order I sketched them and they pretty much tell the story of my short trip. My, but it was a beautiful place at the beach. Why, oh why was I born a poor girl who has to work for a living?? Give me the beach any ole day!!!!!!

airport wait

airport lunch, Atlanta

marina shop

cabana view

cabana bar table

marina boats

spa day

drink special

the pelican bar

view of Charleys

shells one

shells two

grey ocean

chair at the door



lone star




Friday, August 04, 2006

still knitting...

geez, I've got the knitting bug - can't put down those pointy sticks! This is a sketch from a knitting book I'm currently reading. There just aren't enough hours in the day for all I want to do!


Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Geez, I haven't posted in awhile - or drawn either, tho I have been knitting. Don't know what's gotten into me except that I needed a change or something. Anyway, I felt so rusty this evening when I got out the supper ingredients and thus delayed supper to sketch. Mantra: every day! every day! You can sure lose your edge fast!!


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

the pianist

Just a quickie sketch to represent the evening...


Monday, July 24, 2006

the rocking chair

this evening's quick sketch is a bit of family history...

rocking chair

Sunday, July 23, 2006


That's what I am this weekend. No focus at all. I have so many things that I SHOULD be doing that I'm not doing any of them. Instead, I've been fooling endlessly with my MP3 player because I cannot get the netlibrary books to download correctly. I've been emailing them and trying various things which has eaten up copious hours of time. Very frustrating. And then I thought I'd load a few podcasts onto the player. Now there's a whole new world for ya. And can I load just a few to try and listen to? No.....

So I'm sitting here loading Italian language lessons, Italian travel podcasts with video (that I can try to play on my tv), radio shows, wine information, tech info, health and beauty tidbits and on and on. While it loads I'm knitting on my socks - they are such a delightful small portable project and I finished one yesterday. Here it is by itself and again on my foot - amazingly it fits!

So I'll get back to drawing soon. When I'm done being a flibbertigibbet...


sock model

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

wool socks

Well, I got way-layed a couple days ago. I had ordered some yarn and it came and I started knitting up a pair of Wool Socks. In July. When it's too hot to even sit outside! Ah well, when you get a hankering to knit, you just have to knit!

wool socks

Sunday, July 16, 2006

things from supper

Thanks to Laura of laurelines for today's inspiration. Her still lifes are always so vibrant that I was driven to my own fridge for a couple of tasty subjects. She also caused me to try out these Cretacolor pencils in the WC Moleskine. I'm still touching up with regular watercolor and a bit of colored pencil, but less each time.



Saturday, July 15, 2006

new sketchbooks

Since I finished my second Moleskine yesterday, I decided to try out some new papers and mediums today. This sketch of my DIL is in the Fabriano book. I tried the watercolor pencils, but the paper doesn't take too well to water. After it dried, I went back in with colored pencils.


Then I sketched my grandson on the next page. I meant to leave it in graphite pencil, but I kept fooling with it and added some colored pencil, too.


I got out the new watercolor paper Moleskine and really struggled with it. I wasn't very skillful with the watercolor pencils and made kind of a mess. I touched this one up with colored pencils and more watercolor pencil, but I don't have the hang of it just yet.


Finally, I tried to use regular watercolors in the WC Moleskine and again, it was rather washed out. I ended up using the colored pencils again to add depth. I guess I need more work with the watercolors before they can stand on their own...


Friday, July 14, 2006

end of another Moleskine

A nice relaxing Friday evening after a very long week at work. I got some new watersoluable colored pencils in the mail today, so am experimenting with them here. They go on smooth, but I'd like to compare them on other papers than the Moleskine.

friday wine

a follow-up pencil drawing...


These are the art supplies I got today. I can't wait to try out the watercolor Moleskines.

art supplies

These watercolor pencils are a new thing for me. I think they can be very nice but do not necessarily shine in the Moleskine. I have other things to try them out on, so I'm looking forward to a sketching weekend.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

tuesday and wednesday

Here's the drawings from the past couple days. Last night it was way too late to scan and post and I had to go to bed. It was drawn from a postcard that I got in the mail.


Today I was intrigued by the label on my iced tea bottle, so I peeled it off, cut out around it and decoupaged it into my sketch book. Beautifully blue.

true blue

Monday, July 10, 2006

summer evening of drawing

There isn't much I want to do on a long summer evening but draw. Tonite I started in the garden but it was pretty hot. I did get a sketch with my fountain pen.

blue garden

Then inside to touch up the pedicure, and draw it, of course.


Finally, a comic about my friend's predicament today - this really happened!

maytag red

I do crack myself up!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

evening sketching

It was a nice long summer evening at home and all I wanted to do was sketch. So I did. I read somewhere on EDM that it was suggested to one artist that she "get a life" and quit spending so much solitary time sketching. She replied that she enjoyed her very rich life of sketching. Tonight, I feel the same. These are the things that crossed my mind throughout the evening.

a magazine ad...


the pen I was using...

lamy safari

the ink in that pen...


and a little EDM challenge to go to bed on...

edm 73

A rich life indeed...

charles chipmunk, esq.

I met this guy in the garden today and here's what he had to say...

charles chipmunk

Saturday, July 08, 2006

the windowbox

This is an entry in the garden journal today. I got this copper windowbox last year and then ordered a wrought iron frame for it to sit in. My son got it mounted for me under the front window. Already the copper has become streaked with the turquoise green of natural patina. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it really adds a nice touch to the look of my small house.

copper windowbox


Hardy perennials are the backbone of the garden. I never tire of these...


Friday, July 07, 2006

star water

A study of San Pellegrino..