Saturday, July 28, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
here's a drawing i did last week. Been doing a little this and that and didn't get a chance to post it or some of the others i've been doing. regardless, i did this in my sketchbook with a Micron 005. That is a mighty fine line (i'm not talkin about the quality of my drawing LOL - but how very fine that tip is) but it seem like a good choice. I'd been doing so much crosshatching and more of a rendering of objects lately - well i needed a break. So i went for more of a simple line drawing. I was thinking about which challenge to try next and was in the kitchen rooting around in the cabinets looking for something that would be interesting to draw. I love this bottle and had forgotten about it. It's one of those Good Season's (salad dressing) bottles - but it's probably some kind of collectors item. Its an oldie (but definitely a goodie). When my mom was preparing to move out of her house in New Jersey, tons of stuff was making its way into the pile for a garage sale. I had to rescue some things :-) Silly things like this bottle - that have memories attached to them - at least for me.
Anyway I'll be posting some more drawings this week. In between reading. As you recall the book (Harry Potter #7 of course!) arrived on Saturday. I gave it to my daughter on Saturday afternoon. She'd finished her school assigned summer book (actually she's got to read another but i wasn't going to be that mean and make her wait to read Harry until after that one too!) and set off to begin Harry. Saturday afternoon I was tormented by her squealing out loud a number of times! She read for about 4 hours and then had to go to the park for the play she's tech-ing for. She didn't get home til about 11:30 pm Saturday nite and I know she went to bed around 2 pm. She is a fast reader - and she had that book finished before noon on Sunday. Really. I thought she was still reading and when i returned from the grocery store Sunday morning she said oh yeah i finished the book and then she got this HUGE smile on her face. and she squealed again. I told her to stop it. She's a cutie that one. Off I go... things to do.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
It took me a little while to find the source of the Rockin Girl Blogger - but if you're interested check it out - Roberta Ferguson Now I get to nominate 5 of my favorite girl bloggers. Fortunately for me, June already nominated the fabulous Jean (of Snap out of it Jean There's Beading to be done! - once you start reading that blog you'll find it is impossible to not smile or laugh out loud) so that leaves me still with five choices. so here are my five (i know so many more but i only have the five):
- Donna at Under the Red Roof
- Barbara at Smith411
- Sue at Wandering Star
- Michelle at So Listen Up!
- Joan at Drawing on Nature
oKAy - now onto other big news - he's indahouse
My husband came up the stairs and handed this to me and we both smiled - REAL BIG! The final Harry Potter book - arrived just as Amazon promised. My daughter and I decided we wouldn't be going to the Borders to pick up our copy of Harry this year. We read an article in the Washington Post a few weeks back. The article said it had become some people's idea of fun to go past book stores upon the release of the newest book and shout theeee most important revelation in the book at the folks waiting in line to purchase the book. We figured we weren't takin any chances! We love these books. We're both hoping things work out the way we want them to. We both have our theories as to the outcome of Harry and friends. Anyway, the book arrived and Eliz and I just had a little ceremony of sorts - opening the box etc. She gets the first crack at the book. She's finished reading her assigned book for the summer (As the Future Catches You: How Genomics and Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth
that sounds like fun doesn't it - well i told her she had to get on that this week or I was getting first crack this year! She didn't let me down LOL!) so now she's got it and she never reveals anything until I've finished reading. Right now I'm re-reading HP and the Half Blood Prince to refresh myself of all things Harry so i'll be prepared! Okay i really gotta move on for the day!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
I made the POD girl atc (by the way isn't she a cutie pie? she and her mom can be found at So Listen Up! ) and that got the ball rolling. I thought i'm going to make some more ATC's using my favorite rubber stamps - from Purple Onion Designs. I actually made a few more (ATC's are sorta like potato chips - well for some people its potato chips - me - its M&M's. once you have one you can't stop. you get the idea. Insert your favorite junk food you can't stop eating, k?) but I think i'll save those for tomorrow or the next day. have a good nite all.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I should mention that i wasn't sure i was done with this - i kept on holding it away - looking - adding more - then finally decided i better stop.
Oh yes - before i forget i wanted to say thank you for all the kind words on my previous post. it means a lot - the positive feedback is so very encouraging and i appreciate your taking the time to say it.
ok.. hoping to post some of the ATC's and cards i've made recently later today or tomorrow. have a good one.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
(when i was a kid we called them thongs but that's another discussion entirely now isn't it)
i decided i'd give this one a whirl as my flip flops were right there - just waiting for something to do. I also decided i would like to give crosshatching a go - it is one of those techniques i admire so much but have yet to master. I've been admiring (no, actually i've been staring at with drool coming out of my mouth - remember tracy to shut your mouth) the drawings of andrea joseph for a while now. She does such lovely pen work - the cross hatching is something else! dareisay it... yes, awesome (i hate that word when its not used properly but in this case it is theee only word).
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Oh - while everyone was gone I rented myself a movie - Vera Drake. (yes Barbara i got it) It is an amazing movie - and if you visit the website and listen to the interview with the director you find out that there was no script for the movie - they make it up as they go along - which makes it even more incredible. Yes it is political but it is extremely thought provoking and worth watching - although not for children. ok... i'm off to run some errands. Everyone is coming back today.