Blast from the Past

During some Spring cleaning I discovered this sketchbook from college. If my memory serves correctly, I found this book. The first few pages have the barely legible writing of someone at odds with a situation and a broken heart. I chose to flip the book over and begin sketching from the other side. Here is a sketch of a lamp with a scarf tied around it, circa 2006. I look back and wonder what happened to this artist? We are one and the same, and yet I struggle to recognize her. This drawing is nothing like my style today, which feels rushed and chaotic. I miss this version of me I think. I wonder if she is tucked away somewhere.

ADK Chair

child chair

We took our first camping trip of the year last weekend to beautiful Woodford, Vermont.  I (attempted) to draw (between interruptions from twin crazy boys) one of my child’s Adirondack Chairs.  It’s a little messed up, but I don’t care.  I often like smallish mistakes in drawings.  One more addition to the Moleskin sketchbook, done with Micron black ink pens in a #5.  Never mind the bizarre “rock” formation to the right…

Bicycle Sketch

bicycle sketch

Here is the latest, sorry for the hiatus, things have been busy around here and I spend most of my days outside with my boys.  This is a sketch done with Micron ink black #5 pen in my Moleskin sketchbook.  It’s of a bicycle I picked up on the side of the road for free which the boys argue over.  It has no pedals, and they can barely reach the ground, but it’s still favored.  I can see the obvious mistakes, but the fact that I even got ten minutes without interruption to sketch is a miracle, so I’ll take it.  I may finish it out by adding more cinder blocks (which edge our garden) and maybe something in the background.  Unsure yet.  Enjoy!