Monday, March 13, 2017

21 Day Sketch Event ...15~21

The last week of the sketch event is bitter sweet ...because I enjoyed myself tremendously and in all reality relish in a bit of repose.

 Day 15 ~ Detail + Pine Cone

 Day 16 ~ Heritage + Folklore

 Day 16 ~ Initials + Balance + Reflection Symmetry

 Day 17 ~ Shadows + Tombow

 Day 18 ~ Travel + Favorite City

 Day 19 ~ Mandala + Gel Pen

Day 21 ~ Cover Art

Friday, March 10, 2017

Winter Pop

The balloon rainbow continued to hang on the wall weeks after the party was over. Having no desire to pop them and throw them into the trash... this idea popped into my mind... to attach them to a cute car and drive it across the ice. Despite the fact we did not have a cute car, we walked to the frozen lake with the string of balloons to experiment.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

21 Day Sketch Event 8~14

Going into the second week of the drawing challenge I'm even more inspired and tickled with joy. With my fingers crossed, I hope drawing a little continues to grow into my everyday even after the challenge is finished.

Animal + Patchwork

 Building + Blackwing Pencil

Cut + Paste


 Shape + Repeat

 "A Little Haven of Beauty"


 Spirit Animal


Monday, March 6, 2017

Knitting in the Round

First of all, I never felt I was that great at knitting, the stitches seemed to be of different tensions and by the time I was finished with a pattern, it was too small. I knew I could knit a scarf and stuck with that for many years.

A couple things inspired me to take up knitting again, my daughter began the knitting kit that her aunt offered her as a birthday present and around the same time my mom gave me one of her knitting books she no longer uses, from which I fell in love with a few of the patterns. I thought instead of buying new yarn, that I would reduce my ample collection by knitting some of the hats.

The beginning stage of my daughter's hat with beautifully soft yarn. It turned out gorgeous! We are looking for the perfect furry pompom for the top.

My daughter gave me her extra yarn when she was done and I knitted this hat similar to the first one I knitted for my husband.  The pompom was bought for her hat, but it isn't "the one", so it found a home on top of the striped hat.

The orange slouchy beret was a challenge, though I was determined to figure it out. My husband said more than once, "Your ripping it a part again?!" The directions were a little off, which my mom says happens more and more often these days.  As you can see, I figured it out. I also love the result!

 I'm showing you the first hat I knitted, last because my husband wears it all the time and I can hardly catch a photo of it!

I'll be knitting hats until all the yarn is almost gone and maybe give away a few of them!  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

21 Day Sketch Event 1~7

Drawing a little every day brings me joy and a drawing challenge gives me that little extra nudge and inspiration. 

Happy Place

Art Space

Native Plant

 Simple Lines +  Magazine Clipping

Paper Cut


Quote + Font