Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Sketchbook Project Summer Tour

The Sketchbook Project has announced its summer tour schedule. I'm posting the link here in case any of my friends live close enough to stop by and view a few sketchbooks.

                                           "A Mouse Tale"

Monday, April 20, 2015

"window" Illustration Friday

This week's piece for Illustration Friday is drawn in graphite pencil. I don't usually finish a drawing in pencil because it is so smudgy, but I was enjoying the feel of the regular pencil on the paper,  and didn't switch to the black Prismacolor, as I usually do.

A rainy day today, very raw and cool. Not a nice day for all the runners in the Boston Marathon!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Saying Good Bye

Illustration Friday "soft"

It's been a tough week, as I had to say good bye to my sweet cat, Sadie. She was about 16 years old and had had a wonderful 14 years ruling the roost in our home.  She loved to spend the nice weather sitting on the porch in the sun, and this is how I will remember her best.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rainy Day

April showers bring May flowers!

This morning we woke up to snow-encrusted vehicles. It was hard to believe that we'd be cleaning off our cars again, although with a winter like we just had, it seems par for the course. The good news is that a warm-up is predicted for the weekend! It is a welcome change to hear the weather person talking about 60 degree weather. Opening day at home for the Red Sox is on Monday, and it sounds like a perfect day for it. The Boston Marathon is coming up on the 20th, so hopefully the nice weather will hang around.

My inspiration for this black Prismacolor pencil drawing was last week's Illustration Friday prompt, "outside".  Looking forward to spending a bit of time outside this weekend, just without the rain.

Monday, March 30, 2015

NAEA Conference in New Orleans

Just got back from a great trip to the National Art Education Association Conference in New Orleans. It was my first time there, so there was much to see and do! I tried some of the traditional foods---catfish, gumbo, fried oysters, and the beignets and cafe du lait from the Cafe du Monde.

Imagine thousands of art teachers all in one place!

There were a myriad of workshops available each day, as well as time to sightsee and explore the city. We did a walking tour of the French Quarter and visited the "City of the Dead" cemetery, and got the opportunity to sign up for a glassblowing workshop.

My finished ornament!

Thursday, March 19, 2015