Art supplies 

Still having fun with the kraft paper notebook! Here are a couple of days worth of quick sketches.  Advertisements

A memory 

I was having trouble coming up with something to draw the other day so I decided to do the drawing prompt for the Sketchbook Skool Drawing A Day group. The prompt was Memory and a lot of people were drawing the memory of their first day of school. I remembered an old photo of me on…

My kitchen

  This week in Sketchbook Skool, our homework is to spend hours on a detailed sketch. We were instructed to draw our kitchen. So on Sunday I started doing this in 30 minute increments. I finished it on Tuesday morning, and even took the time to scan the image before posting it here! I really,…


  This week in Sketchbook Skool our assignment was to create a page layout. So I took all week on this page and sketched one snack a day.  I forgot to erase the pencil lines before I snapped a picture! I would love to feel less awkward about lettering. I guess that will come in…

Paint the sky

As I mentioned, I am taking the Beginning Class at Sketchbook Skool and am really liking it a lot. It has finally gotten me back in the habit of sketching everyday, which makes me happy. However, I feel self conciouis about posting my sketches everyday. I think I will post once a week a round…

Mt Jefferson- day 82

   It was a beautiful clear day – clear enough to see Mt Jefferson from Timberline Lodge (on Mt Hood). I love the way the mountains lighten in color the further away they are. I thought it would be a great exercise in paint layering.

Tequila – day 80

Today I tried layering watercolor paint. It was a fun exercise but I need more practice.

Silver teapot – day 78

   I haven’t been posting my daily sketch because I’ve been feeling very self conscious. I decided to upload this anyway as a way to, hopefully, silence the critic. I’ve been practicing shading with black watercolor, as per an exercise from the book Urban Watercolor Sketching. I’m so new at this and it feels awkward…

Apple impaled on fence – day  74

I was so not feeling this when I sketched it yesterday. Looking at it today I feel a little better. I fear I am losing that precious “beginner’s mind.” And now the Criric is creeping in.

Owls in a tree – Days 71, 72, 73

I tried an exercise from a craft magazine we have here at the library. I honestly don’t know what magazine it was and I am very sorry about that because it would be nice to reference it. If I can find it again I’ll update this post. For the exercise I first panted on the…

Olympus XA – day 70

I decided to sketch my Olympus XA – then when I pulled it out of the closet I couldn’t help but put the leather strap around my wrist so I sketched the tiny camera in the palm of my hand. Now I want to put film in it and shoot with it.