Archive for January, 2011
Breakthrough! I finally did a sketch directly into my sketchbook! I see from the Sketchbook site that I am not the only one having this problem. Are we funny or what?
This is probably my last Highly Prized sketch and I must say that this one is at the top of my list. All the holiday flowers are done and on the way to the compost bucket and what do I find in the dining room? One of my geranium plants, saved to get starts from, has bloomed! This flower is one of the best, brilliant white with the tiniest red dots, and then of course it is unexpected, a surprise. Definitely highly prized.
I had kids here for the weekend. The long, cold weekend. Indoors.
They are in a “Mythological” stage. The Rick Riordan books got them interested but now, as we are a Netflix/Roku family, they have found Hercules and Xena as well as some really old black and white movies with Charlton Heston and others…what I’m trying to say here is that it can be a really loooong weekend when the entertainment is set at the adolescent level. So to wile away the hours I finally tried out some zen-tangling.
I want to make my own Sketchbook for this year’s Sketchbook Challenge. Previous posts showed my first try i.e. the New Year idea. That first sketchbook is very cute and not practical at all i.e. it cannot travel. C’est la vie – I moved on to Plan B! I would make my own cover add alternating paper (Strathmore Bristol Vellum 100lb and Strathmore Watercolor cold press 140 lb) and I would get it coil bound so it would lie flat OR fold all the way inside out for a better work surface. Also with the different papers, I could sketch on sketching paper and paint on the watercolor paper for the sketches where I wanted to add color.