Archive | September 2, 2012

Sunday Sketch and a Tanka

Hello sketchers!  This is a drawing of my favorite mug to drink  from.  It’s definitely not as neat as it could be (computer cleaned it up a bit  – but, don’t do as I do, do as I say!  Neatness counts!  When my husband sized it up he asked why the top of the cup was a different shape than the bottom – and that made me scrutinize it closer.  Yep, even with my cock-eyes (one sees things slightly lower – or higher – than the other eye) I could see the curvature was wrong.  So I covered it up with – you guessed it – white-out.  But I really did want to participate today so, here it is.    And here is a tanka to go with it, expressing how I feel about my little angel:

Soft sweet angelic
She’s always there with a smile
Bringing me comfort
Sad angry or hurt inside
Matters not she brings me peace

Have you checked out all the other sketches and WIPs on Blue Chair Diary Illustrations? There is some fine artwork going on!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

It’s Sunday already! Time for the scavenger hunt – and find something that will represent the following words: Candid; toys; any of the five senses; batteries; and half.


This is Sparky and her first (or second) favorite toy – but this is a candid shot believe it or not.


At first, Sparky’s toys were going to be my subject but I went into my office (which I don’t use regularly) and spotted all my bears and Elmo in the chair  – aha! There’s my toys setting on a pile of papers I will get to some day, some day, some day.


One of the five senses – Taste

Here is my Thanksgiving dinner last year.


We’ve always kept our batteries in the refrigerator, supposedly because they last longer.  This is our wet bar frig, and oh, that O’Doul’s beer has been there  for several years.  When Mom was about 97  I switched her to non-alcohol beer since she couldn’t remember how many beers she had drank – and that could really cause problems! I guess I hold on to the beer for sentimental reasons?? or just haven’t got around to throwing it away 🙂


Half a banana
Is better than none at all
Just make it the top

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Scavenger Hunt Sunday – everyone welcome!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday