Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Journal #27 Title Page

Back to WHITE paper, this is a Leuchtturm1917 Journal, the paper feels really nice under my pen, and takes a bit of watercolor… looks forward to getting back to watercolors, playing with gouache was fun, but I don't like it as much as watercolor.


Final selfies for Sketchbook Skool,  must admit I'm glad to be done with them.  Ready for the next teacher, Brenda Swenson I do believe.  And I've started a new class with Diana Gessler, "Vaya Maya"…it started today.

Based on this photo of me and Senator Tim Scott, when he was Congressman Tim Scott.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Selfie #5 I did from imagination, had to be because no way would I wear red lipstick and pink on my cheeks LOL…  only two more selfies and this week's homework will be done.  We'll be packing our bags, and taking the dog to camp Heike all except Beau, he'll go with us on vacation age has it's privileges.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Ok these are getting worse are they not?  Only 3 more, and then this selfie assignment will be over.  I think I'll do one from imagination tomorrow… because looking at myself in photos and the mirror… well… I'm getting tired of looking at me too.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Plano Palette

I love shopping in the fishing tackle area, found this fabulous little plastic box made by Plano.  It is 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" and 1 1/4" deep.  It has dividers fully sealed on one side slightly smaller than a full size pan, so I loaded the paint straight into the 10 sections, it had a middle spot (why I do not know) that I was able to fit 3 half pans in.  The other side of the box has a section large enough for a water brush and an Escoda Travel mop (my other Escoda travel brushes are just a hair too larger to fit).  Those little circles are instant towels… very cool item also found in the fishing/camping area.  A bit of sea sponge and this little box is ready to roll.  It is sitting on my new orange Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook, that I'll be starting this Thursday.


My selfie homework, this time a magnifying mirror and just my right eye.  The butterfly stamp and hello stamp were a recent Michael's purchase.  Had to give them a try.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


This is the continuous line selfie, used pastel pencils to add a bit of color, I'm not this peachy complected, actually my skin is quite red, even though I'm not sun burned I look like I am.  I like this selfie a little better than the one yesterday, but it still doesn't look much like me…

Friday, July 11, 2014


OMG who is that woman?  Used a dark grey Tombow marker, perhaps not the best choice for this.  One down, six to go… this one was done from a photo made my my computer.  Used Photoshop to make it black and white, thinking that would make the shadows easier to see… my monkey is screaming at me so I've got to post this fast to shut him up.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Can't believe I'm almost to the end of this sketchbook and don't have any drawings of Beau in here yet… barely got his nose drawn, and he rolled over the other way, with his back to me, I swear he has radar and knows when I'm trying to draw him… before I could even start painting… he got up and left the room, lucky for me I know very well what my 16 year old dog buddy looks like.    Braved the mosquitoes to do my homework for Sketchbook Skool…

Sketchbook Skool Homework

Two hours before weekend ends and week 2 begins, I finally did my homework.  Just under the wire.  #SBSSeeing1

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Had to pick up the Smart Car from the dealership, it was in for it's annual checkup, then to PetSmart to get dogfood, and Milkbone dog cookies, then to Chili's for their Wednesday night baby back ribs special.. they were so good, couldn't eat them all so I'll have some for lunch later this week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Went to the dentist this afternoon, the Novocain has now worn off, and my head is splitting in half…  I rarely get headaches, so when I do it knocks me for a loop… that loop is sending me to bed now.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Our pepper plants are producing way faster than we can eat them.  Tonight we tried a new recipe  for Pepper Sauce…   yes I do know how to spell sauce… the only change we made was to reduce the sugar content (we are diabetics).  It really turned out fabulous, our home grown jalapeños are much hotter than store bought.  Tomorrow we're going to try the same recipe using Banana peppers with a couple of habaneros thrown in for 'fire'.  This pepper sauce is supposed to last in the refrigerator for a year… don't think it'll last that long around here, Ron LOVES it.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


The second semester of Sketchbook Skool started on the 4th of July.  The first assignment a piece of toast.  I decided not to try to paint the toast, just leave it ink only.  Do you see the face?  I see one now, didn't as I was drawing it.