Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Cloudy rainy morning… and then SUNSHINE and blue skies all afternoon… it was BEAUTIFUL…  I've used my Dogbert doll as a model, many many times, but I don't think I've ever drawn a side view of him… so today I did.

Monday, September 29, 2014


AND it is supposed to rain tomorrow so, 27 out of 30 days it has rained, without a hurricane or even a tropical storm.  Charleston usually has drought in September, I can't remember it ever raining this many days in a row.  If I wanted to live somewhere it rained all the time I'd move to Seattle Washington (nothing against Washington I'm sure it is lovely).

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Ron and I went out to the Palmetto Gun Club range today.  We haven't been out shooting in a long time, obviously way too long as I couldn't hit anything until I went thru about 50 rounds of ammo.  Ron recovered his grove quicker than I did, but he wasn't happy with his shooting either.  We did discover a good use for old political signs… targets LOL.  Rain continues on and off… it is getting old… I need to see blue sky and sun more often.
Oh and see over on the right… I finally figured out how to add an email follow option.  I love following other people's blog this way, and now you can follow me or not :-)

Saturday, September 27, 2014


For a brief moment this afternoon, the sun came out, the blue sky was visible… our picnic was wonderful fun including the sun shining for a little while.  Back home later today, the clouds and the rain returned… but for a little while today we saw the sun.

Another Flamingo painting, I finished this one while in Hendersonville NC, only just now got around to scanning it.  It think he turned out nicely.

Friday, September 26, 2014


OctoberFest beer, pumpkin spice on everything, pumpkins in the stores… it's that time of year … almost.  Last weekend of September, where has the year gone?

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Tried my white uni-ball pen to draw this, but the paper wasn't as dark I thought, so it didn't show up well at all.  A bit of Quinacradone Burnt Orange and voila my coffee cup came to life.  Still gray and rainy here… I am seriously in need of some SUN TIME!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Another muddy paw, wet dog day… Beau just shakes it off… the gray sky doesn't bother him one bit, neither does the rain.  So much to learn from the four legged people in fur coats at my house.  They are quite pleased with the chill in the air too… those fur coats finally coming in handy.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I'm really tired of this rain, rain, rain.  It is supposed to rain every day this week… which means misery for Gracie (and me), muddy paws, wet dogs… sigh.  I need to take Henry's advise and just let it rain.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Long day… actually raining again tonight, and we're predicted for rain all week… UGGGG.  Did get the grass cut today, before the rain started. Monday's are not good days for me… and today was no exception.  Thus I didn't take my own advise… I didn't think, and I didn't draw.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


I understand why ancient man, worshipped the sun.  After a week of rain everyday, today the sun was out all day.  Love bug season is here! While sitting in the car while Ron ran into the Staples to get some ink for his printer I watched the love bugs swarming.  They seem to prefer white cars over other colors.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I like starting a new sketchbook with drawings of my tools, so the waterbrush.  This is a short NIJI waterbrush, I also have Koi and Holbein waterbrushes I love them all.  This is on cream colored Bockingford paper, I used different papers in this sketchbook.

Book 28 - My homemade Sketchbook

Title page in my new (homemade) sketchbook,  crepe myrtle leaf for a first sketch.  This book has some toned Bockingford 140lbs watercolor paper along with Starthmore Mixed Media paper.  I'm looking forward to using my watercolors again.

Friday, September 19, 2014


It has rained every day this week, a few days we've had some sun during the morning, but every afternoon and evening it has rained.  Gracie who is afraid of thunderstorms has been miserable this week, I'm getting cabin fever myself.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


One more page left in this journal, it's been fun exploring markers and colored pencils because this paper hates water. Starting Saturday on the journal I made for myself… I'm looking forward to it and the landscape format too.