My Sketchbook

My sketchbook is very important to me. I carry it with me wherever I go. I thought I would share some of the ideas I'm exploring through my sketches at any given time. 


I have been reading Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures. A really good fictionalized story of Mary Anning. It's gotten me interested in learning more about fossils. 


I miss messing around with color pencil. I think it is my favorite medium after fabric. 


Egret drying his feathers


I started working on sketches for the H2Oh! show in Nov. I haven't really even begun to think what I'm going to do as far as colors or anything yet. 


Sketch for River Bath


Went with Jerry to the beach for a run. He ran, I drew. Ok, I walked a bit too. Drew this sea grape while waiting for him. I love sea grapes. The way their branches twist and I love their oblong leaves. At certain times of the year the leaves turn bright colors like autumn leaves up north. 

It's a good idea to practice your free motion drawing on paper before you actually go to the machine and start. Practicing stars for Clara's quilt.  


Sitting out on the deck at the parsonage the other day, I began to draw the bromeliads surrounding the deck. I started on the left page and somehow this tiny cat showed up hiding behind the leaf. I've been kicking around the idea of doing a small Parisian cat fabric postcard. As a matter of fact it was my first idea for the Twitter Art Exhibit. But I went with something else. However cats are still in my mind.