Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches. Red vase with cobalt voltive.
Third in the series of Still Life Duos. I have blocked in the canvas with color. Now it will wait for a few days to dry before I begin any detailing and laying on of glazes on the red vase and cobalt voltive.
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I know it's President Obama's day; but my thoughts would wander to Dr. Martin Luther King. You see, I'm old enough to remember the 60s.
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I have been going down memory lane this morning. I found all my old diaries; beginning with 1971 ( I was 14 years old). 1971 was recorded daily in handmade booklets I made from notebook paper. Each month had a different cover. Most ordinary but a couple are a glimpse into who I am now and how I sketch.
I didn't crawl back into bed but instead jumped in the shower and then spent a good part of the day making Blood Orange Marmalade. The day was good!
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I had planned on the yoga class at the gym this morning...but naked with just a bathrobe on isn't going to get me anywhere. Last night I prepared blood oranges so that after I got back from yoga I could make up a batch of marmalade. Well, that can't be put off so after a shower (oh wow, I am planning a shower too!) I have to make that my goal for mid morning. I have a canvas staring at me; ready to go for the 3rd in the Still Life Duo series. Perhaps, maybe.
And so it goes.........no, I really shouldn't just go back to bed.
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Sketched while I waited to see the opthalmologist. The news wasn't good. I knew he'd find the pressure up as I've been having eye pain and tearing lately. So I'm back on medication again. Kinda sucks.
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This is a full page spread in my moleskine wc sketchbook. Aidan didn't say a word but I could see the worried look on his face thinking he might have to ride that big pony! Aidan is 2 years old and I love him to pieces!
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While browsing the other day I found the last copy of An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory. Jana from Jana's Journal and Sketch Blog has been blogging about it and I was curious to roam it's pages also. I began reading it today near a bright sunny window. All the while hoping my eyes wouldn't give out on me. I got through the introduction and first featured artist. I am going to really enjoy my wanderings through it's pages!
Last night we were rumbled out of our seats by a strong earthquake. If you've never experienced one it's hard for me to describe. Even before the ground begins to move you know it's comming. The roar sounds like a fright train speeding toward you and just before it hits the movement begins.
We slept well enough and woke this morning to howling winds. The Santa Ana winds are anoying and bring the threat of wild fires too; but in some ways I enjoy them. They give me the excuse to not venture out the door and just keep cozy indoors. So here I lounge at noon, still in my bathrobe and savoring 'computer time.'
Tomorrow Dianne (Desiree from The Clothes line and other laundry lists) are going to San Diego for my first sketchcrawl! We are meeting up with Jane LaFazio from JaneVille and the other San Diego sketchcrawler group. I am like a little kid having already picked my supplies to take; reloaded my watercolor paint box, bought a new moleskine wc sketchbook and still deciding which bag to cart it all in!
I'd like to invite all of you who are sketchcrawling tomorrow and have access to your blog or facebook to 'post' while on the sketchcrawl. I wish we could join Jana and Martha (Trumpetvine Travels) in San Francisco, Cathy Johnson (The Quicksilver Workaholic ) in Kansas City and all the others who will be putting pen and brush to paper tomorrow. Well through Facebook or Blogging we can! Let's have some fun!