Today was sort of a lazy day around our house, which does not come often. The sight of my moccasined feet up on our reclined couch? Rare! So I thought I’d sketch while I had the chance. This is done in Micron black ink in my Moleskin sketchbook, roughly 5×8.
I finally found ten minutes of (relatively) uninterrupted time to lounge in the shade and sketch some summer fun. Here I drew my one son with his water squirter. He’s standing in the former turtle sandbox made water hole, placed beneath our slide. As you can imagine, the slide and splash action was quite fun.
I used a Micron black ink pen in size 03 with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens (their landscape series) in my moleskin sketchbook.
Here is an ink drawing of a cat that is up for adoption with the ASPCA. A local nonprofit asked selected artists to create a portrait of an animal available for adoption. Whomever adopts this gray and white feline will also get a portrait of the same animal. Here I drew the cat in ink, using Micron black pen. I used Prismacolor colored pencils to add color to the eyes. I may add a bit more ink for detail,but overall this piece is done and it needs to get to the gallery to be in display with the other works. Enjoy!
I’ve been sort of into ballpoint pen art lately, and it’s sort of funny, but I remember the typical Bic being the go-to artist utensil all through grade school. I probably have hundreds of drawings and notebook covers displaying my artistic doodles in black and blue ink. So, I did some research about the best ballpoint pens, and decided to to try out the Zebra F-301 black ballpoint (average cost at the local Walmart for a 2-pack is just under $4). I like the pen, but the ink balls up sometimes and then transfers to the drawing, which bugs me. On the other hand, I think it gives the drawing character too.
So, this is what I’ve drawn so far. I used a copy write free image from www.pixabay.com. I can see errors in the layout, but I’m sticking with it 🙂
Later, I’ve been a little distracted. My art, yet again, has taken a back seat on this wonderfully unpredictable trip we call life. I don’t often expose my “other” life on my blog, but decided to share with you the reason I am otherwise detained from the creation of art. My twin boys.
Ah motherhood. A full time gig with unusual rewards and very few thank yous. My little men are 4 years old this year, and eager to be even more hands on than usual. The are at reach other’s throats one minute, and inseparable the next. Now that the weather is nice, we are outside constantly soaking up the rays and the dirt.
In January we made out 2016 Bucket List of things we wanted to do and experience this year. As you can imagine, the list is long, and still growing. I too made a list of my own (admittedly most are solo activities), because life is too short to not experience… Well, life. So, this blog might be on a hiatus, or I might be posting quick sketches and doodles. Who knows. I will be back though, when time allows for new artwork. Maybe on a rainy day. 😉
I might have been the only mother in the world who just wanted a couple of hours alone on Mother’s Day. My husband took my boys to the playground for an hour or so, and I miraculously created this tiny painting. There’s a Member’s show coming up, and I desperately wanted something new to enter into it.
So here is Cat Nap, acrylics on Masonite, 4.5″ x 4.5″. I have to finish up the edges, and maybe fix the ear that bugs me, but only if time allows. I will say, an hour alone with the radio and some paints certainly fixed my mood!