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Monday, September 18, 2017

Animal Hunting iPad Sketch

Scavenger Hunt 512 is underway. 

One of the items is "animal".  As you may know we don't have any live animals, but I have a zoo of stuffed animals.

I chose my newest stuffed animal which I received for my birthday.  Sketched on the iPad with Brushes and my fingers.  Probably about 30 minutes or so.

Number 5, animal - Poopsie

I posted a photo in a previous post, repeating here.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Back to Sketching

I mostly ignored social media yesterday.  It was great to do nothing!  And good to be home.

We did go out to breakfast.  Joanna came by for a quick visit in the evening on her way to The Bugle Boy.  We tried to watch the show on the internet, but out connection was too slow.  I watched the Longhorn football team lose to USC.  It was a close game, double overtime and USC won 27-24.  The Horns did better than expected.  Hook 'em Horns!

I sketched this morning in the big coffee table book.  Used a page for the three sketches with a Micron 08 pen.  Probably about twenty minutes total. 

Number 1, door
Number 2, window
Number 3, art tool
Number 4, your way - free choice to sketch what you want, bears on easel
All in my studio without moving anything, including me.  Have I ever mentioned that I am lazy and procrastinate?  Hmmm.

Here is a photo of the area. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lazy iPad Sketch

This morning is cloudy and cool, making it a lazy day.  I was even too lazy to go into the house from the porch to get a sketchbook so used my iPad.

For Scavenger Hunt 511

Number 3, a balcony/terrace - the deck (sort of) left after  removing a hot tub
Number 4, a clothes line/drying rack - the clothes line.  I love to have the sheets dried outside, so Gene always fixes a clothes line for me. 

It is damp and cool this morning so the sheet won't dry. 

Don't know if you can tell, but the lakes are full to the brim after Harvey.  We had 23 inches of rain in a day and a half.  All well in our neighborhood, though. 

La Grange, where we go to the Bugle Boy was flooded and several hundred homes destroyed.  We try to help locally if we can, then go to the big picture.  We will go to music on Friday and see what has happened there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hunt 511 iPad Sketch

I like my iPad for a sketching tool.  It does take more time to do.  I guess it has to do with changing colors and brush tips.  Too many choices.  I try to keep it like a freehand sketch, without using the "undo" button.  One of these days, I will spend several hours and do a "drawing or painting".

Number 2, an equipment that heats/cools the room - in hotel in Brownwood, Texas.  I left off the curtains, so makes the transparent shield sort of out of place.

 For Scavenger Hunt 511

Our sketcher Joe, host for this hunt, is OK in Florida.  Not too much damage but lots of cleanup.  Same with most of our other friends.

Sad and lucky for our goddaughter near Tampa.  Her apartment of a few months had water damage which made some other problems show up.  The landlord had painted over some previous water/mold damage.  Kris will have to move, but better to find out now, instead of becoming sick from the mold.  Always hard to move!

 I love the wild asters in New Mexico.

I don't think I ever showd the front of the house we stayed in.  Very nice.  On floor only with the garage downstairs.

We made it home a day late, arriving yesterday evening.  We spent an extra night on the road in Brownwood after we left Lubbock.  This doggie was on my pillow for my birthday.

It is very good to be home.  More on our adventures later.  Maybe sketching, too.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Last Sketch in the Big Book from Angel Fire

I sketched in the big coffee table sketchbook for the last time here in Angel Fire.  It is packed in its briefcase/computer case and ready to hit the road.

This Hunt is hosted by Joe in Florida.  They have shuttered their house and gone to a shelter. Hoping all goes well, they live on the west shores of Florida.  Pretty spooky.

One of our friends from south Florida has gone north to visit his brother in Minnesota.  They may get snow with his visit!

Another family of friends is staying put near Tampa.    Others we are not sure of.  Wishing them all the best.....

For Scavenger Hunt 511

Number 1, mirror - this sits on the built in hutch in the dining room.  From the angle where I was sitting you see the ceiling.  The view here in the mirror from my computer which caught my eye to sketch has the big windows and you see trees and sky.  I chose to sketch the simpler version, not the prettier one.

This has been a day of reflections for sure.  Our artist friend, Lou (Bag Blog), lost her mother recently.  I've been thinking of that as her father died not too long ago.  My parents died back in the early 80s and I still miss them.  I often think I should send Mom a photo of a sunset or rainbow.  I spent many hours with my dad stuck in the mud or snow or working cattle until dark.  My folks would be so happy to see how our family has turned out and the fun things we get to do.  My dad would drink to that!

Don Williams, country singer, died yesterday and we were listening to some of his old songs.  That brought back memories of Carolyn's wedding back in the early 80s, too. Carolyn's husband, Robert, died a short time ago, too. Carolyn is our niece and they played a Don Williams song, You're My Best Friend, at their wedding.  My mom was there and Carolyn's other grandmother.   So there are sweet memories all tied together.

So with all the hurricane thoughts and family thoughts tied into getting ready to leave Angel Fire, I'm having a happy/sad day.  This is a great place to spend time in the summer, we had an especially nice house but I will be happy to be home at our especially nice place, too.

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For my art link I discovered a new sketcher artist.  I was reading Joan Tavolott's blog http://watercolorsbyjoan2.blogspot.com/   and a link was posted about this sketcher.  Some new styles to consider.  Beautiful work.

Paula Ensign in Washington state.

 Pretty clouds sort of northeast out of the house.

 And out the southwest.
 Caught a bit of a rainbow on the way to Eagle Nest, right in Angel Fire.  A mom photo.

Out the window of Calamity Jane's restaurant in Eagle Nest.
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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill