Sick Day

Sick Day–for Sketchbook Project My poor little munchkin is home sick today. She’s so miserable, with a headache and fever. I hate it when their sick because I hate to see them suffering. But it gives me an opportunity to draw a stationary child which doesn’t happen very often. Here, she’s watching Night at theContinue reading “Sick Day”

She’s Got Talent

She’s Got Talent — for the Sketchbook Project Whenever I see my children creating, with that intense look of concentration on their face, and their afficionado pose, I’m reminded of Nancy Guzik’s gorgeous work,” Lucas Painting.” And…it also makes me want to attempt to create something even a fraction as beautiful as she does it!Continue reading “She’s Got Talent”

Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy for Sketchbook Project I’m finally back at it. Something about the looming deadline made it not fun for awhile! What a typical Taurus I am. Tell me I have to do something, and I run the other direction…lol! It’s also been pretty hectic with Christmas and parties and all that stuff. IContinue reading “Little Drummer Boy”

Another Sketch of the Boy

Jacob’s Art–for the Sketchbook Project Getting there…I’m getting close to the end of the Sketchbook Project…maybe:) At any rate, the deadline’s coming up, isn’t it? Well, I drew this one from life the other morning. He was completely absorbed in drawing dragons I think, and the window light was illuminating his hair and shoulder inContinue reading “Another Sketch of the Boy”

The "Old-Time Hat"

The Old-Time Hat — 8″x10″ oil on canvas NFS This was my son’s favorite hat for a while. We got it at Barkerville, an historic gold-mining village in Northern B.C. where they re-enact the history. He loves it there, and he calls this hat his “Old-Time Hat”. This is another painting I finished yesterday inContinue reading “The "Old-Time Hat"”

Once Upon a Time

  Once Upon a Time — for Sketchbook Project Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since I last posted. That’s not like me. Well, my life just got silly busy. I’m catering for the road crew that’s repairing the damage after the flood, and I’m working on a large painting, and I’m designingContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”

The Boy–My Little Couch Potato

My Little Couch Potato — for the Sketchbook Project Here’s Jacob…I know…my kids again, but there’s a reason I picked Boys and Girls for my Sketchbook Project title…I have one of each, so I figured there would be lots of inspiration to “draw” from:)  My son is not the typical 7 year old. He lovesContinue reading “The Boy–My Little Couch Potato”

Maui Treasures

Maui Treasures — sketcbook project Hmmm…the scan doesn’t really do this one justice, but oh well…I took the reference photo for this last winter in Maui. It was the quintessential little boy picture. They were gathering shells and mussels from the lava outcropping at Baby Beach in Paia. We love going to this beach becauseContinue reading “Maui Treasures”

Dora’s Dinosaur Rescue

Dora’s Dinosaur Rescue for Sketchbook Project I decided to try to have a little fun with a still life today. I’m trying to read “The Artist’s Way” right now, because, aside from the sketchbook thing, I’m feeling a little creatively blocked. I don’t really know which direction to take my art, now that the showContinue reading “Dora’s Dinosaur Rescue”