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. 

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6/4/16

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. 


5/24/16


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

5/5/16


Egret drying his feathers



4/13

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. 

3/22/16




Sketch for River Bath



3/3/16

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.  


2/27/16

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.