Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sketches

Well, I should have known better 
than to set myself a task of daily sketches 
during my birthday month - March. 

Michelle and Beau also had birthdays in March, 
then there was Saint Paddy's day.
A few bad pain days,
A few medical appointments, 
Choir practise,
my youngest granddaughter 
breaking her arm near the wrist 
so more hospital visits. 
I went on my first sketch outing 
with an Urban Sketchers group in Brissie 
(more on that in a later post)
oh, and then there was the trip to see Elton John...

Let's just say it's been a very busy month! 

I did manage some sketches.

This pencil-free sketch was of some birthday candles drawn in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook 
using ballpoint pens and PITT pens for definition.


 Pencil-free sketch using ballpoint pens and PITT pens 
in pocket Moleskine sketchbook.


Pencil-free sketch using PITT pens and watercolours 
in pocket Moleskine sketchbook.


Pencil-free sketch using PITT pens and watercolours 
in pocket Moleskine sketchbook.


Pencil-free sketch using PITT pens 
in pocket Moleskine sketchbook.

I'm linking up to Sunday Sketches this week
To find out more about Sunday Sketches, check out this link

On my birthday, Brad and I went to see 
Elton John's Million Dollar Piano Las Vegas show 
which was being screened at selected cinemas here in Brissie. 
Naturally, we had to add a bit of bling for the occasion. 
We had a blast!

On that note, 
I will say goodnight! xx

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Choir and sketches

It's been a busy week! 

Poor Aaron and Beau were sick 
with flu. 
I didn't feel all that great myself 
but it didn't get a good hold of me, thank goodness. 

Brad and I had our first choir practice on Tuesday! 
Brad's occupational therapist started
a six week choir project called - Sing for Health -
and she invited Brad and I to join. 
Brad LOVES to sing so we could hardly say no. 
I never imagined myself being a member of a choir 
but we truly had a blast 
and met some lovely people too.
I never knew choirs could be so much fun!

My baby girl had her last birthday in her twenties! 
She's not looking forward to her 30th next year. 
Funny, that my 30th birthday was the ONLY birthday 
I ever got depressed about. 
I felt like I was over the hill. lol 
Every birthday since has not phased me in the slightest.

Okay, pencil-free sketches for this week are below.
All are done in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook 
using only pen and ink. 







I'm linking up with Sunday Sketches today at this link.
To find out more about Sunday Sketches, check out this link.

I hope you all enjoy a beautiful Sunday! xx

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sketches galore!

March is my birthday month so 
I decided to set myself a personal challenge. 
The plan is to sketch daily although 
I've given myself permission to miss a day 
here and there. 
So far, I've stayed on track!

The following sketches are all pencil-free. 
They are sketched from life, not photos,
using pens of various types and colour, 
in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook.


Day 01 - a Faber-Castell PITT pen in a grey shade
This is one of my newer tools.
I bought a Faber-Castell Manga PITT pen set which included five shades of grey. 
Nope, NOT fifty! 



Day 02 - my feet
Five days after this sketch, 
I broke the little toe on my right foot. 
A month prior to that, 
I broke the little toe on my left foot. 
Both bruised very badly and 
were oh so painful.
I can't wear closed-in shoes 
at the moment due to the pain.


Day 03 - a large shell from my collection


Day 04 - another large shell from my collection


Day 05 - My Buddha bell


Day 06 - I sketched this apple late at night 
using only BIC ballpoint pens and a hint of black PITT pen to emphasise. 
I was quite pleased with how this one turned out. 
Here is a link to the BIC pens I used as well as a review - BIC Cristal Pocket Scents


Day 07 - decorative bulldog clips
I spotted a packet of these cute clips featuring various designs 
in our local newsagency.
Naturally, I just HAD to have them! 
Aren't they cute?


Day 08 - my old prescription glasses 
I use them only to tighten the tiny screws on my newer glasses. 
I would never be able to wear them for more than a few minutes at a time 
because the prescription strength is so poor compared to my current glasses.
It's a sad fact that my poor old eyes are getting old....
OH okay, that includes the rest of me as well.


I'm linking up with Sunday Sketches today at this link.
To find out more about Sunday Sketches, check out this link.
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