Thursday, May 31, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenge #39

EDM Challenge #39 is draw your toothbrush.

This is mine.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Painting

Oil on canvas
This piece won 2nd place in oil in April 2007.
The town of Julian is a town east of San Diego,
in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains.
It is famous for its apple pies and bed and breakfast inns. . .
a terrific getaway.

Just sketches from today

Pricing stuff at the home improvement store.

A morning meeting.

Breakfast with my son and daughter.
This isn't them.
These are strangers drawn while waiting for my bill
AND they really weren't as sad as they look in this sketch!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

EDM Challenge #121 Draw a COIN and write about it

My coin is a "buffalo" or "Indian head" nickel dated 1938. I got it when I worked in retail several years ago. We opened a roll of nickels and the entire roll was full of Indian heads. There were about 4 employees working at the time so we split them up between us. I think I just wanted them because everyone else did.

When you see a penny on the ground do you pick it up?

Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I read somewhere that when you see a penny it means the earth is trying to give something to us and we should pick it up and take it. Not to shun the gift. That's a nice thought.

I guess.


and then there is the saying...
See a penny, pick it up, and all day long you'll have good luck.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

EDM Challenge #120

Everyday Matters Challenge #120 is draw a flashlight and write about it. When I finished drawing my flashlight it was so funny to see how long and skinny it got in my sketchbook. Not so, in real life.

I keep my flashlights in the washroom because they always disappear when certain people don't put them away when they are done with them. This flashlight was not found in the washroom but on the dresser. Like socks . . . I buy flashlights quite often.

It's ok.

Rooster and Chicken ACEOS

These are my latest ACEOs on my ebay store.
Sorry to the peeps that don't like artists that sell ACEOs.
I AM a working artist and I LOVE IT!
I've done the 9-5.
Would you like to see my cartoon resume?
It needs an amendment though.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

EDM Challenge 21 Draw something Vintage

Everyday Matters Challenge #21 is
Draw something old, antique or vintage.

This 67 bug was my husband's first car.
I have had tons of breakdowns in it and have journaled about it in my sketchbook. I have shed many tears over this car, broke down, been stranded, heard many fond memories from strangers about the bug they had, made angry remarks to to my husband about it and also laughed and enjoyed driving it. Me and this car have a love/hate relationship.

This is my 67 bus. I bought it when I was young because my boyfriend loved it. How silly was that? Now he is my husband and he has a 67 collection because he has a 67 Karmen Ghia too. Luckly I don't have to drive them any more, but I have to admit they are kind of cute.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I love this man!

This muffler man stands on a street corner in Escondido, CA.
I finally stopped and took a picture
because I know one day he will leave.
These type of structures are becoming extinct!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Graduation Day

Graduation from physical therapy that is!

I was a passenger while drawing
the cars and trucks on the freeway...I wasn't driving at the time!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

EDM Challenge #37 Draw some keys

These are my keys and EDM Challenge number 37.
I got to draw them today while working
on a thank you card for my nephew.
He sent me this cow key ring that moos when I press the udders!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

NCSFA Sketch and Paint Out - Private Garden

The sketch and paint out was at a
private garden in Escondido, California.
A nice couple lent us their property for the morning and
about 6 ladies from the North County Society of Fine Arts
took pictures and painted.

There was a lot to see in different parts of the 4 acres
that surrounded their home;
including cottages, a fairy garden,
a few waterfalls, ponds, fish and tons of flowers and plants.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Too bad. Postage goes up to 41 cents.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rooster and Chicken

I did another ACEO of a rooster and chicken.

It's been fun but I haven't been doing any larger painting lately
. . . usually I have one going at all times.
The entrance to my art room is getting a little blocked up!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

EDM #118 and Sketching Everyone I Know #5

Today I did Everyday Matters Challenge #118, Draw Some Hair
and I also did Sketching Everyone I Know, #5.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


I went to a remembrance picnic for someone I didn't know very well
but was still pretty special.

I knew it wasn't "proper" to sketch the people but it's a habit.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Under the weather

Maybe it was because I turned 56. . . naw. . .
it was a happy birthday.
Here is my slogan for this year.

My kids said I made up a song for my 55th birthday but I think they're wrong.