Sunday, February 11, 2007

Well now I know why I have been tired!

Its a miracle I got this challenge done when I have done all that I have done this week..three meetings, work and finishing the collaborative quilts, quilting a quilt for a good friends first grandchild, and starting and completely quilting and binding my brother in laws birthday present...thank goodness my friend Connie helped sew it together....

Look at all these drawings on top of all the sewing...I think i drew anything that would hold still long enough for me to draw it in spare moments...some of these were seconds...alot were done in meetings after school.....

And how many sketches??? Seven....if i didnt leave any out...think i will take today off and take A NAP!!!:>






I drew my dhs favorite dog for his valentines present...Jazz poised on a pile of quilts....I used masking tape to lift some of the color...and it works like a charm...prismacolor in large molie...

MONDAY- Another meeting...quilt guild meeting on Monday nite....more opportunities...in my wc moleskine...got to get these colored...
TUESDAY - An after school shower....dont you love the wild red hair??? and its every bit that red...


WEDNESDAY - Baby sitting a first grade class on Wednesday....a sketch of one of the girls who was playing school while waiting for the bus...her "class"ran off while she was teaching them..thier bus was called. And one little boy working hard on the ABC machine...AFTER school...he has a ramrod straight posture...


THURSDAY NITE -This started as a quick pencil sketch to show the kids what a hamster looked like...they had a paper that they had to write the sentence Meg is fast on and then draw the picture...I could not figure out WHAT they were talking about...I had thought Meg was a girl...NOPE she was a hamster...they kept trying to explain to me what she was...finally I asked Ms. Anderson...and the girls HAD drawn pictures of Meg...the hamster:> AND after I drew a Hamster for them...they said she needed all these things...slippers, a necklace....well you get the idea...it was a really fun moment in the day...The girls were drawn from photos i took of them earlier this year...and the bottom one is the spitting image of her...

THURSDAY -Faculty meeting...ripe with opportunity to draw....not the best sketch...think there is tooo much contrast in the colors ...and that white stripe on the nose has GOT to go...but the kindergartners recognized her SOOO it cant be too bad..."fizzle" fight...I thought but no that was "physical fight"...who knew?

6 comments:

melissa said...

I recognized the fiskars right away as I have the same pair. They are wonderful. Great sketch and line quality.

Teri C said...

Good grief, you have been busy!!! No wonder I haven't seen anything on your blog. Congrats on getting all this on there.

14 pair of scissors!!

The kids and portraits are great! and the stories about them.

Love the little dog.

Casey said...

I don't know where to start! These are great, we really get to follow you around for a week. Your portraits are getting better and better, and you are so productive. You've inspired me to work harder this week. Thanks.

gingermoggy said...

Yeah! Thee are great scissors - I use a similar pair - Maragret, WHERE do you get your energy? (I like Dr Evans' eyes)

Linda said...

Great stuff! And isn't the masking tape trick great?! I also will get frisket and use it -- since it's clear you can see where to lift. Again, great drawings!

Mary Ellen said...

**LOVE** the hamster and the dog. Really really nice jobs! Also - I had been particularly looking forward to seeing a pair of the Queen of Quilts scissors ... now *there's* someone who has got to have a love affair with good scissors. Lovely job! Cheers! Mary Ellen