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Inadvertent hot dogs

I’ve been fooling around in a small sketchbook, just doodling around to see what comes out. This one was just an abstract and then I saw hot dogs come out.

Another doodle. That’s not his middle finger. I tried to put a thumb in the picture but it does look like he’s flipping the bird. Maybe it was subconscious.

I’ve been flipping the paper to get a mirror image. That’s what happened with this landscape. I still need art supplies like gouache and good paper; haven’t gotten around to it because I know if I go to the art store I’ll spend a couple hundred bucks. And bills await. But doing these are fun and freeing.

More earth tones

A few little sketches in the earth tone palette.

This one was calling out for blue so I went for it.

It has been a long week and I am looking forward to the weekend. Have a great one, wherever you are. Here in northern NJ it is looking good (after a huge and thunderous storm this past Tuesday).

In Kenya

I’ve never been to Kenya but I have a Kenyan friend, Masela. She was telling me about her country and a line she said “the creatures emerge at night”, said in her wonderful accent, has been rolling around my head. What a wonderful image!

Another rainy and dreary day in NJ. Have a good weekend, friends.

Ants on a potato chip

We’ve been having an ant problem because of the damp weather. The other day my daughter sent me a picture of ants congregating on a dropped potato chip. She thought it was gross. I thought it was cool.

Here’s the photo, magnified a little bit.

I’ve been working longer hours later and I don’t have a good studio space due to giving my daughter my art room and my husband being a paper hoarder. I also can’t really draw at work any more due to it being a “real” job i.e. my boss isn’t my husband any more. But I will try harder.

Colt Gun Mill

Another old Paterson site. I just finished it so thought I’d post it now. I may paint in some color later. Have a good weekend!

Weekend drawing 8/20/18

I’m fascinated by the old photos of Paterson that I come across here and there. This was the Procreate version. I’m getting better at it.

This was the first attempt. Very abstract.

Sketch in gray pencil and regular graphite. I think I like this one the best.

Here’s the original photo. I’m not sure of the year but 1890’s I think.

Those long buildings are textile factories or other manufacturers.

Aretha

aretha s

sounds become
music erupting
suddenly
awakening
into everything as fire
blended with pure sky

 

Random Painting

My husband got me a couple of new sketchbooks. This one is a Strathmore Mixed Media 5.5 x 8.5. I started painting in it and found that it takes paint pretty well.

An abstract. I saw a face in it that had a graffiti look to it.

Dog howling at the moon. My dogs were upset with the stormy weather yesterday but no lightning or thunder.

Another attempt at Procreate for iPad. I’m starting to figure it out maybe.

How the sky looked all day yesterday. Looks the same today. Have a good week.

Sunglasses

From a selfie my daughter sent while at the beach. I find the more I draw the better DUH! Trying to do something at least.

I totally stole this from a painting at my cousin’s house. All is fair in art.

Chiara, the dog next door. I’ve been keeping an eye out for her while some of the family is away.

Drawing of the mehndi I had on my arm. I kind of liked it. I understand tattoos a little better. Here’s Muffy’s design:

Good night!

7/17/18 summer is flying

I had a chance to start a new sketchbook. I drew one of the pieces from my cousin’s collection.

Some kind of cute spider that my friend’s son found in the woods.

My friend Kathe gave me this snakeskin. It is complete i.e not just a piece of it. She saw the snake eating a fish and a minute later there was just this skin.

Me up at Lake Hopatcong. Cheers!