Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Week of March

Okay, I drew my challenges out of order, at least I got around to doing them. That is a good thing, right?

It was a weird week for me. I felt off for some reason, probably female reasons, still strange. I just did not have the energy to do any art and I really wanted to do art. One bright spot is that my 22 year old son is on his way home for a visit. He is in the Navy stationed in Virginia and this will be the only visit for six months. They are off to do another high seas adventure. I miss him when he is gone but he is doing well in the Navy which has been good for him.

Another good thing this week was that I got to order some art supplies from Utrecht.com and they will be here sometime this coming week. Yeah!!! One piece of art equipment I really need is an eraser that is shaped like a pencil so I can get into those tight areas on my drawings. I am still very much attached to my erasers. I just love to draw with pencil or pastel pencils and erase my mistakes or put highlights in. We all have our quirks and this eraser biz is one of mine.

This drawing is my Mirror Image challenge. I used the photo that I just uploaded to the right side of my blog. I had fun drawing this, trying to get the effect I wanted. Could have been better if I had that eraser pencil, but it is good enough. It only took about 40 minutes to do it. My 9 yo son, Liam asked how it is that I can draw so fast. I told him it comes with practice. Right my artist friends? Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

This journal entry is my draw a microwave oven entry to the challenge. So I did not draw the outside of the oven, but I did draw the most important part. It is called a magnetron and it (I think) makes the microwave oven be a microwave oven. Check out Wikipedia.com for some fascinating information on microwave ovens.

Finally, this was just me goofing around with my pastel pencil on a the day this week that I was at my strangest, a very gloomy day. Hormones I guess and weather to match. It helped to at least doodle in my book and talk about my new art materials I ordered.
Have a very creative and happy week, y'all!!!

4 comments:

owenswain said...

An interesting approach to the mirror image. Nice.

kazumiwannabe said...

Nice work - the mirror image is a great drawing, and the whole page looks really cool!

Carol said...

Nice drawings! Good take on the microwave.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

These are great. Fabulous photo and love your drawing of it too.