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Showing posts from July, 2011

Siamese Cat Ears, sunday sketches

As Sputnik was busy bathing herself, I did a few quick sketches of her ... mostly her ears. Sputnik, July 22, 2011 Wishing everyone a creative week. For more sunday sketches, hop over to Sophia's blog .

Joy Pockets

detail of 8 x 10 nest and heart collage I've been busy working on a custom collage these past couple of weeks. Just a few more details and then the final varnish, and it'll be finished. I was introduced to Bohemian Twilight's Joy Pockets theme through  mamajots' blog .   Just this week I started jotting down gratitudes at the end of the day, and I thought the joy pockets theme fit with this perfectly. Gratitudes savoring my 100%, no sugar added, Guava Juice Laughing at my Husband's corny jokes Hearing my Mom say "we're the luckiest people in the world" because we hit all the green lights. Salsa made with veggies from the garden afternoon nap with my cat completing three 1-hour workouts at the gym this week Falling asleep to the cooing of our resident Dove hearing the crickets outside my window Hope everyone had a good week and wishing you a wonderful weekend.

container ships

container ship in San Franciso I'm starting to get hooked on my Husband's idea to take a voyage of one of these container ships . more wordless wednesday on Sarah's blog .

meteor toy camera, pencil drawing

Here is my finished pencil drawing of the meteor toy camera that I featured in the  short video  in my previous post. This is the fifth addition to the Sketchbook Project 2012.  I'll be digging through my Father's old camera collection again to see what I might draw next.   I'm planning to include 15 drawings and filling the other pages with text. This time I'm not sending my originals, but copies instead;  these books stay in Brooklyn Art Library's permanent collection. My Mother's fridge is layered with tidbits and magnets - an abridged history of events through the years.   I plan to add a drawing or photo collage of those to this sketchbook of collections. Wishing everyone a good week. Also keeping Norway in my thoughts as I have friends there. For more Sunday Sketches, head on over to Sophia's blog .

meteor camera, drawing, wip

The "Meteor" camera was manufactured by Universal Camera corp around 1950.  This toy camera is from my Father's collection of old cameras.   It might take 120 film, so I hope to give this one a go later. I actually took this video a couple of weeks ago, and I'm finally getting around to posting it. This work in progress is my latest drawing for the Sketchbook Project 2012.  For the music, I added my piano notes to garageband's pendulum track. I'll blog about the finished drawing this Sunday for Sunday sketches.

sketchbook project and shadow sunday

The primary reason for visiting San Francisco in June was to see the Art House Coop Sketchbook Project at Madrone Studios. There was quite a crowd which meant long lines for checking out books. The Art House staff were well prepared, organized and patient. After a couple of hours there, I still hadn't viewed all the sketchbooks on my list and I was thirsty and hungry. I hope to see the 2012 tour, and I'll be sure to bring a bottle of water and snack. Upon entering Madrone Studios in San Francisco, you're greeted by this amazing sculpture. Above is the shadow of the sculpture with the actual sculpture in the photo below. I didn't see the Artist's name anywhere. Sculpture at Madrone Studios, San Francisco Wishing everyone a good weekend! visit heyharriet's blog for more shadows.

mother dove, baby dove in nest

I took this with a small zoom lens more wordless wednesday here .

Tug Boat Shadows

I think this was the favorite part of the trip for my husband:   The San Francisco Maritime National Park .  The collection of historical ships are docked permanently just north of the popular Fisherman's wharf. The tugboat was not open for tour but here's my shot of it sporting it's shadow and Alcatraz in the background. We actually boarded the huge sailing ship named Balclutha.  The Balclutha is a three-masted, steel-hulled ship and was launched in 1886.  It took a crew of about 26 men to handle the ship at sea with her complex rigging and 25 sails.  For three years, beginning in 1899, she hauled lumber from the U.S. west coast to Australia.  Most of her career was spent hauling Salmon from Alaska to S.F. I couldn't get a good photo of this massive sailboat, but   Jassy-50 on flickr took a good one which you see below. Photo taken by Jassy-50 on flickr I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Hop on over to HeyHarriet's blog for more weekend