Sunday, February 28, 2010

Drink and Draw...

Another Drink and Draw event on Friday night at our best location yet. The theme was Men in Black in honor of Johnny Cash's birthday. It was a lot of fun, but now I've got the worst cold I've had in a long time.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

For the ladies...

Well, Ma. I finally finished that picture for you. Hope you like it! I took it from a sketch I did a long time ago. Love ya!
Here is the second, of a dozen flowers, my wife will be getting. Love ya!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Back on the wagon...

I'll admit it. I've fallen off the wagon. I haven't been drawing regularly and I don't like it. My wife and I discussed this over our Valentine's Day dinner tonight and she's going to give me a theme each week for the next four weeks. I have to draw something the fits into that theme. It's got to be a nice finished piece. We'll see how it goes.

This first week though, I picked the theme. It's "me as a gorilla." My mom asked me to do one for her long ago and I've put it off. That will be done a week from today.

Here are scans of the few things I did this week. The first is a watercolor of last week's visual journal.
This is one of the flowers I did for my wife for a Valentine's gift. Over the next few weeks she'll get a dozen of these. All different flowers with little notes on the back. Aww...
I'll continue the drug and alcohol metaphors and declare to the world that I have been clean and sober of Farmville for three days now. Don't start it. It's really hard to stop.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A day late...

Sorry mom! Thanks for keeping me honest. Here's what I got from last week...

A drew a pretty leaf!I've actually always wanted to try drawing a leaf, but haven't really gotten around to it. My father in law needed a leaf for a wine label. It was a "Red Wine Blend" that he flavored with oak chips. So, I drew an oak leaf. Here are the finished labels along with my wife's awesome "Bandit Owl" label for the Black Raspberry wine we made in our basement.
I also did some people watching/sketching while at a spelling bee for two of my students. "Arcane" and "apathy" are the words that finally got them out. I don't think I could have spelled those when I was in the fifth grade.
The wife and I went to Barnes and Noble on Friday night. It was memorable to say the least.
We've also been working hard on the bathroom remodel. My wife is the grouter. The shower floor is all tiled and now I can attack the curb. This will be all done one day.
Emma tried to help out, but got distracted by the water in the bucket. Something strange about that cat and water.