Winter Olympics 2010

February 21, 2010Blog, Drawings, Sketchbooks

Recently back from Japan and still suffering jetlag… So it’s nice to just veg out in the evening and watch the winter olympics in Vancouver. Here are some couch potato ink brush drawings of Olymipic ice dancing using my travel watercolor set and my new-found joy – Japanese waterbrushes. Waterbrushes are plastic pens that you … Read More

Hammered Moleskein

February 10, 2010Blog, Journeys, Sketchbooks

This time I thought I’d start a journal right by working on the cover first! The “1” looks like I got a little heavy with the hammer, but other than than, I’m pretty happy with how the letters turned out.

Sitting in the back

January 29, 2010Blog, Drawings, Sketchbooks

When I go to videotape an event, I usually sit on the back row or in an aisle seat so I can easily get up and down as needed. The other day at the Creamery Arts Center, I sat in the back, only to be delighted to have the opportunity to draw some wonderful hairstyles … Read More

Merry White Christmas!

December 25, 2009Blog, Drawings, Holidays, Sketchbooks

I’ve been drawing stuff in the sky this week and looking at photos of space, astronauts, and the Hubble…. animations of fireworks…. Today we woke to a gift from the sky – snow! This the first White Christmas I can remember in a long time. Mochi and I went on a very early morning walk. … Read More

Twelve Tips for organizing your sketchbooks

March 26, 2009Drawings, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

Over the past few years I’ve been trying to get into the habit of keeping a visual journal or sketchbook, but now I find myself wondering how to deal with the rather disorganized pile of sketchbooks I’ve accumulated. So I posted the question on my last post of how to organize them, and was surprised at … Read More

Sketchbook Mania

March 20, 2009Drawings, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

It’s kind of embarrassing how many half-filled sketchbooks of all shapes and sizes that I have laying around. As I’ve gotten more in the habit drawing, I tend to pick one up and carry it around in my purse for a while, then lose it in a stack of books. Then start another. Before now, I … Read More

Drawing people at dinner

March 10, 2009Drawings, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

These are some drawings of people we traveled with or met on the trip. They’re character sketches, so don’t look exactly like the real people. At dinner people sort of sit in one place, but don’t pose. These are my composite impressions of people as they move and talk naturally. It’s a challenge to do … Read More