Week 15 Still Trying

IIMG_3297 had every pencil-shaped medium I own out and used most of them. I’ve owned these pens, pencils, Caran d’Ache crayons for a long time and never done much with them so this is really good for me to learn what they can and can’t do AND what I can and can’t do.

Makes for a lot of “tools” to put away!



Week 13 Drawing

This was fun for m13 Drawe to do.  I don’t  like that overall circle shape but that’s a lesson to be learned.   It’s not a master work but there are things I really like about the looseness of the geranium in particular.  I got out every kind of pencil and pen I own and began washing over areas with a dampened brush then went in right on the damp paper and more pencils, a regular gel ballpoint pen and Pigma pens.


Week 12 Drawing

Ha! and I said it couldn’t be done.  I decided to try again what had failed last week; weaving extra strips into my base drawing.  Week 12It’s been raining at some point almost every day of late and there have been puddles in the road and periods of brilliant sunshine.  The pebble idea came from a photo from our daughter of what she did to fill a gap where their patio had separated from the house.  The texture you see in the gray puddle was another use of an embossing tool rubbed over a metal plate.  My gosh, this is a whole new category of drawing;  the toned paper, coloring, cutting & pasting, weaving, white paint pen and embossed drawing style.  Is there anything I forgot?

Weekly Drawings 2015

Weekly Drawings 2014

Week 11 Drawing

Peeling BirchHaving recently moved and undergone the immense task of sorting through all my creative supplies and treasures I came upon some really close up photos I’d taken of Peeling River Birch – close up.   It’s still amazing to me that zooming in on something real can make it look abstract.  See more of the 2015 drawings.

The 20 Minute Drawing

10 Scribbled NestIn April the three of us {Judith Bergerson, Ronnie Offen and I] began our second year of weekly drawings.   This is week 10.  We added some specific ideas this year that we could optionally choose to do.  Ronnie was the first to boldly go where no [wo]man has gone before with her 20 minute drawing.  Then this week Judy followed suit with her drawing.  I’m not sure whether I just didn’t want to be left out  but I found some courage in not being alone and decided I’d use that dreaded 20 minutes too this week.

My nestI had a simple plan look for the scribbliest ? thing I could find in my house to draw. I knew that was my only hope with that 20 minute deadlline.   That’s just what I did, scribble my table top bird’s nest.  Honest, no baby birds were harmed, those are just Fimo bird eggs I made.


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