Nopo 35

I finally picked up the pencil! And pen! And watercolor! Here is my new pinhole camera. I’ve been carrying it around with me this week.


   While I was waiting for water to boil I sketched the ingredients for my dinner. It made the time pass quickly. I made Ponzu-Tahini Soba salad and it was delicious.

Antfarm Guitar

OK. I have decided to draw something every single day, no matter what. I have something to do after work today so I am not going to have time to draw this evening in my “Things In My House” sketchbook. So I brought an empty Traveler’s Notebook journal with me to tuck inside my notebook….

Current read

Feeling a little rusty but it feels good to draw again.

Dinner bowl

I’ve been in a major drawing slump and haven’t picked up a pencil in days and it’s made me sad. So today I searched for things I can do to get out of my slump. One suggestion was to give an entire sketchbook a theme. As luck would have it, I’m starting a new sketchbook….

Olympus OM1- day 85

   Today I thought I’d draw something from life: the camera I played with today. 

The tree- day 84

   Apparently it’s is Inktober – which is fantastic because I’m in am inky mood! Here is another photograph I vector-ized to help me see the various shades of gray. I used a Pentel Pocket brush pen and sumi-e ink stick.

Produce Stand – day 83

   I’ve been learning how to use Adobe Illustrator at work and I learned how to turn a photo into a vector drawing. It was really cool because it helped me see the various shades of gray in the photo. I used it to help me with shading in this one. Here is the vector…