Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 428

The new Hunt is well underway.

So far I have :  sharp, smooth and pitted. Pointed and knitted (which reminded me why I knit and draw but do not draw my knitting! ugh)

And the last 2 from me for this hunt...a (red) roll and a purple twisted ribbon

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 427

I'm hosting the current Scavenger Hunt over at Wetcanvas.

So far I have - in my 5.5" x 8.5" Strathmore sketchbook, with graphite, ink and water colour -

a remote control and earbuds

for 'clouds' on the list I have grey skies ;-) I know! stretching the envelope, but what's a girl to do when all you have available are grey skies?

and a wee bit of colour here for the 'decor item' - a fat ceramic hen. She is so cute and has been my steady studio companion since friends gave her to me back in 2009.

04 -- candle holder(s)

05 -- egg (quail)
06 -- blue (rubber band/elastic)
07 -- detail on fork

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 426

A new hunt is (well) underway - # 246

I've made a start. The hand is ok for drawing if I'm careful and pay attention to what I'm doing....yikes!

# 1 - my fist from underneath. Graphite. I enjoy doing this kind of drawing...

# 2 - 3 different leaves. I picked the smallest leaf off the Big Leaf Maple that I could find, but it was still too big to draw in scale with the leaf picked up in town (looks like a type of maple) and the small Japanese Maple leaf. This was also fun to do even if the sketchbook paper is a challenge when I try to layer colour. Still I'm getting better at working around it's dislike of lots of water!

# 3 - Fist from above - graphite

# 4, 5 and 6

Something to draw with, to add colour with and to write with. Current favourites. Ha.
Ink & water colour for this one.

and 3 more. Looks I'm doing groups of 3 this time. Mind you, I could hardly fit more on a page, this little book is so small.

# 7 - something made of metal (sauce ladle)
# 8 - something made of wood (salad fork/server)
# 9 - something made of plastic (basting brush)

I'm hosting the next hunt and hope to get a little more done. But don't hold your breath ;-)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 424 & 425

Well Hunt # 424 came and went and I managed the amazing total of one drawing. YIKES!

Not good...

But the old hand is feeling much better and drawing is -most of the time- no longer painful!

Very good...

So for Scavenger Hunt #425

#01 - potato peeler(s). I've had the metal one for many many years. Hubby sharpens it when needed, but a few months ago I gave a friends the job of peeling potatoes and she was appalled by my peeler. hahahahahahaha. so the next time she came by, she brought me 2 of these different style peelers. teeeheee. It took me a while to get comfortable with it, but it sure was easy to peel with a sore thumb. my middle finger fits nicely into the hole to pull the peeler down. Winner!

I'm still working in my Scavenger Hunt Strathmore Sketch book. 5.5" x 8.5".  And here I resisted the urge to add ink, so it is graphite and water colour only.

#02 - Tongs. Nice stainless ones...but I still manage to pinch myself with them LOL

#03 -  Yellow - I had to open drawers for this one. Not too many yellow things readily available around me. I was rather surprised by that...The cutter dates back from the late 70's (gasp) and the plastic thingamabob is a clay tool.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 423

I didn't get much done on the hunt, but am pleased with what I have here...not least because the left hand did all the colouring. It's worth training the less dominant helper well.

Picked up this lovely ancient looking Garry Oak leaf

And these are the final 'spoils' from the summer garden. A quince from the (new young) tree and the only squash. Better than no squash I'm sure! (The birds got to the quince before we did - hence the dark brown marks)

I'm off to get the list for the new hunt starting today.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 422

Sadly I was only able to do one sketch for the hunt that I was hosting! I hurt my hand and sketching was just not comfortable, but you can see the hunt results HERE

The new hunt is on and I hope to get more than one done this time round....

Knife & fork...some oldies I got from my Mom many many moons ago!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 421

Maybe one day I'll get to doing something other than hunts's been a loooong time...

Scavenger Hunt #421 is on the go right now.

My #1 - Stoned fruit cut in half (well I drew it first, then pulled it apart- smelled so delicious!- drew it and then enjoyed it. It was very tasty indeed!

Managed a couple more quikies for this hunt. I do not know where the time went on this one!

# 3 - fancy frame (my idea of ;) ) pewter frames from Africa, featuring animals (surprise!! haha) these are 2 separate frames, in the drawing it looks like I have one looong frame!

# 4 - handcrafted - Napkin ring, carved beautifully, also from Africa

# 5 - something hollow - salt & pepper shakers, from Africa. The fruit is hollowed out (tastes delicious btw!) and plugged with a plastic plug (pepper shaker on the right) Animal figures and geometric designs are 'etched' into the outer layer of the fruit. (I shall have to add more shadows to this one when the paint is totally dry I think...