Friday, July 31, 2009

What I've been up to

That's what I've been up to.

One piece of knitted poop (not finished) and one piece of knitted poop still on the DPNs (although it's actually finished, I just wasn't awake enough to take a picture of it this morning)

Also, you may remember that I started a project sometime last year involving a bunch of squares that I said I would eventually turn into a blanket. Yeah well...there's some more colorful squares to add to the lot.

And, while I desperately want to draw...and I will...the knitting bug has bitten and I realize that it's only about 5 months until the magic month of gift giving. So I must start with the handmade goods to distribute as gifts. Knitted goods and poop will be handed well as a new thing I'm going to give a go to...Decoupage (did I spell that right?) We'll see how it goes and I'll let you know. Hopefully I can have some pretty pendants/keyrings/none-crap to give to some lucky recipients :)

Hope everyone had a great July (can't believe it's over)- stay cool everyone!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Well that's not entirely true. I've been working in Sketchbook Pro (sorry, it doesn't hold my interest for more than 2 hours at a time- so it's hard for me to complete something in a timely manner). I've also been sewing (I haven't taken a picture of what I completed yet). And most recently I drug out the knitting again. You know, because it's hot outside- therefore I must knit. o_O

I'm actually starting to work on Christmas presents for everyone in the family already. Lots of goodies. And some knitted poop. Yes you read that correctly. Everyone in my family and all of my friends will be getting at least 1 piece of knitted poop this year. It's not because I hate them, or because I'm trying to tell them something- OH NO. It's because I love them and their crazy senses of humor...therefore, knitted poop. Plus it makes me laugh a lot. :)

have a great weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For The Birds #3

"For The Birds #3" was finished a few hours ago...only taking up 4 hours out of my day :) It was a great 4 hours!

I will say this- I can't wait to be able to afford my own studio space, and have the time and free will to be able to work on drawings 24/7. Or anytime I want. Right now, is good- but I either draw at work, or become overwhelmed with TV and other "bad" things when at home. The first leading me to feel guilty for drawing- even though I only draw when all other work is done, and the second leads me to dwell on why I can't clean my tiny living room or there's something really not that interesting but mind numbing on the tv so I watch that, instead of focusing on drawing. Enough of that ramble...One day I will have my own studio...mark my words!

But yes, it's my favorite size drawing 8 1/2" x 11", on white printer paper (I just love how smooth it is, no tooth to the paper leaves clean lines- I like it!). I kept it in the "B" family this time, only using 2B, 4B, and a little 6B for the dark areas.

Anyway, I'm out of options to draw things on my own right now. I started to draw these cute cats, and decided I was going to try smudging again (I hate smudging)- so I've pretty much put that piece to the side- as close to the trash as possible. Maybe next weekend, when I go to a car show, I'll get some good pictures to draw from. OR maybe, some people will be nice enough to send some requests in for me to draw from :)

I do have 2 drawings for Sketchbook Pro of them is about 1/2 way complete, and one of them is just sketched on a sticky note- yet to be smoothed out in SKP. I'll show you those when I have them completed. I'm still a newb when it comes to that program, so I'm really shy showing off what I do in it. I feel like I have a lot to learn and none of my stuff looks that good. Oh well.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

For The Birds 2

I think I'll skip the sterile way I've been posting these and just cut right to the chase.

I managed to crank this drawing out in 2 hours yesterday afternoon. It's an 8 1/2" x 11" drawing on white printer paper. I only used 3 pencils- HB, 2B, and 4B.

This one is part of a series of "bird" drawings. I have one more to do in the series, so hopefully I'll be able to post that soon. Once all 3 are done, I'll probably try to sell them on my website as a group, or if people are interested I'll make prints and sell them individually. We'll see. I haven't decided just yet.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


It's almost 1/2 way thru July already and I haven't posted anything. Sorry for the delay- some things have come up and I haven't drawn anything since my flag post. I have several waiting in the wings to be touched, and they might get started today- I'll have to keep you posted.

Sorry for neglecting the blog.