|8 1/2 x 11" sketchbook|
acrylic, colored pencil and pitt pen
It feels like vacation right now. I am not painting anything intended for the gallery or my Etsy shop...I'm just working when I feel like it in my sketchbooks. I never did finish the sketch in my last post. The children looked sweet as they were so I left them alone. Leaving things alone is good practice for me because I often keep painting to the point where I wish I would have left it alone. :)
tiny sketches in a tiny Moleskin
Lately my practice is to stop in the middle of the day and do a quick tiny sketch like these sketches in my sweetie book (the tiny Moleskin). It goes like this...start some laundry, do a sketch, wash the dishes, do a sketch...and so on. My favorite time to sketch these little ones is at night because that's when I'm too tired to do anything else. It's like saying your prayers at night...only with pencil instead of words.
tinted charcoal left
graphite pencil right
In 2010 my husband and I went to the Kansas State Fair and I took a multitude of photographs of prize bunnies. I had every intention to paint them, but never did. Well, recently I've been thinking a lot about these bunnies and decided to sketch one. That's him on the right and he turned out pretty cute. Maybe I will paint bunnies some day. But for now, I feel like sketching and experimenting in my sketchbooks...
|What I'm reading|
...and reading this book. It was sent to me by a generous blog friend and it is a good read. It has a lot of great insights for us blogging/tweeting/facebooking artists who share our stuff every day. This is an easy read and I recommend it if you are interested in being more in-the-know about sharing your work in a way that is effective and interesting for others. I wish this book had been around in 2011 when I started my blog. I would have included fewer photos of my feet.
I hope you have a great weekend! Thank you hugely and muchly for your visits and comments!