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Monday, March 27, 2017

Hunt 490 Sketches Continued

I can't give up on my sketching.  It does keep me writing in this journal of sorts.  If I didn't sketch, I might not post here, and this is the closest thing to a diary that I have ever done.  It has helped me remember dates and happenings.  It is also a record of my sketches, paintings, classes, etc.

I sketched in the big book with the Micron 01.
Scavenger Hunt 490  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21065348&posted=1

Number 2, hanging plant - the old geranium.  It made it through our mild winter in the house and on the porch.  Now it looks brown and beaten down even though it has one bunch of blooms.  The other one in the pot did not make it.  Normal for my non-green thumb.

Number 3, cushion - on one of the dining room chairs.  It is a red plaid of sorts.  Most of my kitchen is red with blue and white or off white things in it.

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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!
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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