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Playground

Another drawing of just the playground structure: no humans in the picture.

I am having a sort of rebirth of drawing, probably because of spring. April is my birth month and I start to wake up around this time of year.

There was a piece in The NY Times about people on Instagram writing longer captions. They called IG the new WordPress. Never!

Kerfe encourages me once again to try harder and find time for art. I’ve done just that and as usual she is right. Just to start something and get caught up in it is what art is all about to me. I hope to continue in this vein.

Have a great weekend!

Playground (spring)

Another sketch on black paper: a scene out my window looking over at the playground across the street. Children playing and adults standing around is nice to see.

Sketch in just white pencil. I like the look of this but always feel the need to put in color. Have a great day!

Self portrait on black paper

Quick sketch of myself sitting in front of the mirror. Artistic license to make the eyes stand out: my eyes aren’t turquoise.

Couple of drawings

I was goofing off in my room and did a couple of sketches. This top one is my dog Birdman. This is how he can usually be found.

My feet in moccasins with a lamp and a painting on the wall in the background. The lamp is from Home Depot.

It is beautiful and sunny in northern NJ today but still cold. My hostas are starting to come up- they are usually the first to peek out. I hope everyone has a great day.

Weekend Sketching 3/25/19

I love sketching the old Paterson buildings. This was a black and white photo which I took the artistic license of coloring. A lot of the old buildings were constructed in brownstone and I imagine this one was too. I gave it some stained glass windows.

Spring is arriving but slowly. Yesterday I went over to take care of my neighbor’s chickens only to find they had “flown the coop”. I can’t figure out how as the fence was up and all doors locked. But the girls cooperated and I got them back in (as a large hawk was circling). They also laid a few eggs in the yard making same eggs certifiably free range. Love those chickens!

Portrait (finished).

Of course I had to add color. It brought the drawing to life.

Without color.

Hope everyone had a great St Patrick’s Day.

Wedding Portrait (in progress)

My co-worker is getting married tomorrow. I decided to do a portrait of her and her husband-to-be. It is not finished; I don’t really have her mouth right. To add color or not?that is the question. Still not set up to paint but colored pencils are becoming my best friend.

Beautiful day here. I will post this drawing again when it is complete.

Weekend sketching 3/11/19

A front view of Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ. I have a fascination with old buildings in my home town. The castle sits atop Garrett Mountain and Mr Lambert even built a separate tower for viewing from up high which you’re still permitted to climb when up on the Mountain.

Spring seems to be coming here in Northern NJ as I’m seeing shoots popping up here and there. And it’s nice that it will stay lighter longer! Have a great day.

Emu/Draw a Bird 3/8/19

I admire the emu, the second largest bird and a native of Australia. It is a flightless bird but seems happy regardless. Happy Draw a Bird Day!

A poem and a sketch

Kerfe gave me a set of magnetic poetry words and they are cool. At her urging (I’ve been pretty dormant) I illustrated a poem. Here’s the poem.

I think it cool that you can see my reflection in the metal easel. Very windy in NJ this morning but yesterday I saw some little snowbell flowers emerging from the earth!