Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ink and Watercolor on Cards

I bought a pack of Artist's "Trading" Cards (blank) that I saw at Michael's some time ago...I keep them in my purse along with my "Gelly Roll" Pen just in case I want to put something down on paper. They are 2.5" x 3.5" and so handy. I've sketched several centerpieces and a view off the parking lot (while waiting) and some flowers seen by the side of the road. I always have my watercolors with me, but most of the time--they are colored at home. I decided to glue them in my sketchbook (with "Elmers") We did some of these 2-minute drawings in Catherine's Journal Class one time--and it is amazing what you can put down in a short amount of time.
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Monday, 21 November 2011

At the Symphony

Last Friday Morning, we went to the "Festival of Flutes/Sir James Galway" at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. That is where our DSO (Detroit Symphony Orchestra) performs.
I took my sketchbook and paints, but the seats were too cramped to do anything but listen--so when I came home, I drew the best flute I could (The Galway's played gold-colored ones). I saw this swirl of piano keys pictured in the program, so I included them in my sketch, along with our tickets and the DSO logo.
It was a wonderful concert--but it was probably a sell-out and the parking was designed by Attilla the Hun :-)
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Make your own Ceramic Christmas Ornaments???

Our Granddaughter does designs for the above company--and she inserted a picture of our Great-Grands (that would be her nephew and niece) on one of the ornaments.  Too Cute!  I can't wait to see this project in the stores!
She also was just published for her illustration of a recipe (in a newly-printed Recipe Book).
Laura is in the family picture posted below (second from the right). 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Son Ron's Birthday

    We had our November Family Birthday Bash on Sunday (Nov. 6th).....That would include husband Cliff and Grandson David (same day Nov. 7th) and our oldest children (twins) Ron & Ruth. Had a great time with all the cousins bowling, etc....then Pizza later.
Ruth had to be away at a Seminar on the real day of their birthday, so Ron and his family (and us) had dinner at his house and had his "always requested" homemade Cherry Birthday Pie instead of BD Cake.
Since his 3 daughters were there and his two Grandchildren (and Son-in-law) I decided to take a picture of the complete family.
You'll note that it makes us Great-Grandparents :-) :-) :-)
Just had to sketch that pie and ice cream. Yum, Yum!

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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Just something to post

    I saw this picture in a magazine...and decided I could sketch and watercolor it. I actually saw some of these flowers when we were in Arizona visiting my niece and her family. I thought they were coneflowers--only orange:-) Then I saw a sign that called them "Mexican Sunflowers"
Love the orange colors.
Now that I'm over my head-cold, I will do more sketches in my Watercolor Sketchbook (my daily diary :-)
Also, in my "Drawing in Church" sketchbook.
We actually had a few snow flurries on Wednesday and even a few on Thursday.
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