we dropped aaron over to michelle's and alex's place for a few days on wednesday and it's been soooooooo quiet without him here at home. of course, the fact that reece is also away at this time only adds to the strange quietness that we are unfamiliar with. they both arrive back home tomorrow (sunday) and, even though i have missed them terribly, i'm sure i'll be craving the quieter moments before too long. lol
anywho, i did this zentangle last night whilst watching smallville with brad.
micron pigma pen in 5"x5" sketchbook click on any image to enlarge
i've been slowly filling the sketchbooks i started when i was a member of the everyday matters group. each week, they would give a topic for members to sketch. as i joined the group later on, i had numbered the pages of three sketchbooks for all the previous sketch topics so that i would eventually get caught up. even though i'm no longer a member, i do hope to fill in all the tasks eventually.
the topic for the sketch i did today was to draw a favourite childhood toy/doll.
bess has been with me ever since i was nine months old
pigma micron pen, graphite and coloured pencilin A5 sketchbook
an excerpt from a previous post about bess, just in case you missed it -bess was made in england and has the word 'RODDY' imprinted at the back of her head. she is 17" in height. i did a little research a while ago and it seems 'RODDY' dolls were made in the 1950's and are now classified as 'vintage'. she has a hard, plastic body with a soft vinyl/rubber head.....when you squeeze her head, she squeaks. she has sleepy eyes too which means they close when you lie her down and open when you stand her up. she's lost a bit of hair around the forehead and her tootsies are a little worse for wear too. you see, when i was still just a toddler, one of our german shepherd dogs decided to try and eat bess. thankfully, she was saved from the jaws of death just in the nick of time. to be honest, i really don't know what it is about bess that i loved so much to have kept her close to me all these years.....i mean, check out that garish yellow hair!!! i know i had much prettier dolls that have come and gone yet bess has always remained the constant in my life.
she is now very special to me do you have an object or toy from childhood that you now hold dear to your heart?