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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hunt 490, Yes, Already..

The big book called to me for a sketch.  I used the Micron 01 and added colored pencil.  Scavenger Hunt 490  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21065348&posted=1

Number 1, toy - Gene gave me both of these separately.  The gown on the monkey with the ice pack on the head says, "Hang in there!  You'll feel better soon!"    The doggie had a balloon and candy which I will probably get sketched later.

This is in the large sketchbook at the table.

Setup for my sketch.

I am feeling better, a bit sore in my tummy and chest.  Everything was moved around and I am on a liquid diet.  Funny/strange that I don't feel hungry.  I'm always hungry, even when I feel bad!  Wrong signals, I suppose.  I am putzing around the house.  This is the first sketch in a while.  Gene is a good and caring nurse. Smiling....

The Longhorn Baseball team won their last 4 games.  Whew!  If they win today they will sweep Kansas State for the series.  They had  shutouts Friday and Saturday, the first time in seven years to have back to back shutouts.  Good for Nolan Kingham and Morgan Cooper/Beau Ridgeway. Would have liked to have been there.  The weather was good, too.   Hook 'em Horns.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hunting Phone Sketch

We have cell phones at home.  We rarely see a regular phone anymore.  Some kids wouldn't even know what they are.  I found this for Scavenger Hunt 489.

Number 2 , phone.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Point of View Sketch Hunt 489

One of the items on the Scavenger Hunt
this time is "Your point of view from the spot you are in when you read this".

I read the list on my iPad when I woke up so my view was over my feet.  I brought in the big book and Micron 01 and got back in bed to do my sketch.  I then sketched the sketchbook in my lap instead of the iPad.  Oh well, the rest is the same view.

Number 1, view

Texas lost the games on Friday and Saturday, both by a score of 2 to 1.  We felt good about the game on Friday.  Even though Texas Tech won, the game was well played.  Saturday, the teams seemed lethargic and blah... There were 142 total pitches for each team, so even.   I hope today's game is played with enthusiasm and is more fun to watch.

The birthday crawfish boil was soooo good.  Lots of food and friends. Gene took Veto, the robot dog, for a play day.  The grand-dogs ignored him this time!

We surprised ourselves by going to the New World Deli after the game and listening to our good friends, Byrd and Street, play there.  We had sandwiches and wine.  They have gluten free bread there!  Yay!

No sketching despite all the opportunities....

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Sketch

A St. Patrick's Day sketch, but not anything Irish.  For Scavenger Hunt 488
last day, I sketched in the big book with the Micron 01 and a green Prismacolor Premier.  I like both pens which in reality are fine line markers.  I haven't used a real pen since the fires.  Maybe I should get one to try again.

Number 13, pet - Gene's robot dog, Veto, asleep at the moment standing up.  Crazy dog!

Number 13 again.  Seems like lately I am finishing on number 13.  Strange.....

Hope you have a good St. Patrick's Day and weekend.   We have baseball against Texas Tech as I mentioned and a birthday crawfish boil for Brandon.  Weather is looking good.  Woohoo!!  Hook 'em Horns!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hunting Dishes, etc.

Hunting items for Scavenger Hunt 488 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1423625

Sometimes it is easy to find items that fit, like the list with cup, plate, and named things.  Harder when the list says fun/funny or funky.  For these sketches, I stuck with the easy to find items.

I sketched yesterday in the travel sketchbook with the Micron 01.  I mentioned the other day that they are starting a sketch group.  The meeting was supposed to be yesterday.  It was changed to next Wednesday.  We couldn't get in touch with Pomona and I had already set aside that time, I decided to just go anyway and meet Pomona for a coffee and visit.  It was nice and we stayed at the Art Center.  I managed one sketch and the rest of the time was talking, talking, talking......

 Number 7, with a cover - some jars of honey at the coffee shop.  They sell honey and honey mead.  Today they will start serving sandwiches, salads, etc.  That will be very nice for that side of downtown.  Art, food, wine - what more can you ask?

I sketched in the big sketchbook with the same pen today.
Number 8 cup, Number 9 plate, Number 10 bowl, Number 11 spoon and Number 12 fork.  These dishes were messed up in the fire and sort of survived, they are not usable.  Black spots and the finish ruined but I couldn't figure how to show that in a black and white sketch.  The cup and saucer were off white with blue and pink design and the bowl was a red, white and blue Texas bowl.  The spoon and fork are hand me downs from Jenny.  They are usable and used daily.

A couple of photos from today....

The lake with some dappled sunlight and the hawk on the fence.  Before I could get a closer photo he took off to the big tree.

A photo that Joanna took at the baseball stadium on Tuesday night.  Such a beautiful sky and lovely scene.  Thanks, Joanna.  Nice since we couldn't be there.

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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