Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Scavenger Hunt # 438

The current hunt is HERE

I got this done yesterday :

1 plate
2 bowl
3 cup
4 egg

all stacked into each other....sadly the little sketchbook's paper will not let me add more paint...but next time I'll trick it into letting me....watch and see...

I was going to go outside and get some fresh twigs etc etc...but everything is SO WET and getting wetter all the time...that I abandoned that idea a found a few inside goodies instead.

5 - A fabric bird
6 - an apple (fruit)
7 - a flower (made from an egg crate)

and the green spatters are because the paper they were sitting on has green splatters. Ha!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Scavenger Hunt # 437

Yikes, the hunt finishes tomorrow...aaarrrggghhh


I managed only 2 sketches and 7 items (so far) Some days it is so hard to force myself to sit down and draw, when there is 1000 things to be done! Yikes!

# 1 & 2 - salt & pepper mills

# 3,4,5,6,7 (and a challenge ;) )

paper, brush, paint, eraser, sharpener

Both done in 15-20 minutes, graphite, pen ink, water colour in my little sketchbook.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Scavenger Hunt # 436

The new Hunt is underway.

My first offering will have any person intent on perspective cringe. I know how it feels. I'm cringing too...

But part of the problem was bad visibility through the closed door. And part of it was the fact that I was wearing the wrong glasses, and I was rushed....and there you have it. A pile of excuses. HA!

Ink and water colour pencil in the little 8.5 x 5.5 Strathmore Sketchbook.

# 1 - view from one room looking into the next.

Well I sat down with the tablet the other day, having just downloaded the SketchbookXpress app and remembered there was something about a stack of rectangles. I forgot it only needed 3, but here is the drawing anyway. A bit hard to draw with a finger. I'd like to get a stylus sometime and then maybe the full Artrage app. But that is 'maybe' ;)

So last night, after returning home from the library I sketched 3 'new' books from the library....and a bit more of the coffee table.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Scavenger Hunt # 435

The hunt started on the 8th and I finally got round to a bit of sketching....

# 1 a (heart shaped) rock we found on the beach many years ago.
# 2 something from outside - a sand dollar.
# 3 unique - a snail shell. not too many where I live, mostly slugs around here.

Do very much like drawing natural objects, no doubt about that one!

For #4 today - salt and pepper shakers - a pair of skating snowmen. It took 25-30 minutes to do. It was nice to break out some brighter colours again!

I have 3 differently shaped things side by side today.

# 5 tag punch
# 6 corner rounder
# 7 glue stick

I had only a little time to draw, so grabbed what was right in front of me. Took about 20-25 minutes?

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Scavenger Hunt # 434

Hunt # 434 started last year ;-) and runs until the 8th.

So much for my plan to sketch every day in 2016....but hey! 1 out of 2 isn't too bad. Ha!

Cup & saucer
One of those handy little sets that go together. I really like how the hot teapot warms the cup up too. Makes for a nice warm cuppa!

Graphite and water colour. In my Strathmore 8.5" x %.5" sketchbook

I should probably just read a book or something today. Was thinking of doing a jigsaw, but that may be too advanced for today....after I totally messed up, tried to fix...only to mess it up more....a card for a friend, I tried to sketch...and we can all see how THAT turned out.


still here it is, spills, splotches and wonky wires (nothing quite like a sleeve caught on a book, is there?!?)

 # 3 electric tool (heat/embossing gun) posting it, I realized I need more colour in a few places...LOL

Things are slowly getting back into a bit of a routine I think...(says the eternal optimist :D )

Doing this sketch I realized I did not note that the first one with the teapot and cup & saucer also covers Challenge #1. Maybe I'll do another combination one tomorrow ;)

Here # 4 is a wooden bowl. Right side up and then for Challenge #2 I also drew it upside down.

# 5 - Folded cloth
# 6 - art supply. I drew the palette knife, then I remembered that is a tool not a supply. So I added the (very yellow!) kneaded eraser instead.

#6 is also for the 'grouping items together challenge'

#7 - small appliance. I did a quick sketch over breakfast while doing a few another things too...this is the coffee maker, before I put it to use this am

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 433

The hunt started a few days ago...actually quite a few, it ends tomorrow. Yikes!
I did get round to 2 drawings/ 3 items. Not good, but better than nothing!

A (blue) ribbon and an elastic (attached to the bow)

And a gift I like - Qwirkle Cubes.

I did take a few hours yesterday to clean out the studio area (now just a closet really), cut paper, got refs ready and am ready to start with art. But not today. 'Life' is in the way today.
I also discovered an unfinished piece which I will be finishing and a couple pastels that I find I like much more now, than when I painted them.

Funny that....

Hope to be back soon with more.

Plans changed - I had time to do these (took about 20 min)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 432

The new hunt started.

I have 3 seasonal items here. I wanted to use colour, so stuck with the water colours etc.

3 time pieces (all showing a different time - only one has batteries in hehe)

3 things I take when I leave the house -