Sunday, 10 January 2010

Strumming away....

I'm still slowly working my way through some Every Day Matters sketch themes. There is 165 in all.....well there's more on the EDM website but that's all I have numbered and plan to do. They span over three A5 sketchbooks and I have only done 37 EDM sketches to date. This year, I would really like to focus on getting these sketchbooks completed as they keep taunting me every time I glance in their direction. I'm looking to fill one book at a time because I think that will give me the encouragement to move onto the next book. Wish me luck......

Pigma Micron pen and coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook

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Today, I chose EDM challenge #17 which was to draw a musical instrument. I used Aaron's guitar for my subject.....well, half of his guitar..... and I also played and sang a few songs afterwards. I bought my first and only guitar back when I was around 22 years old and I loved it! My younger sister played guitar so she taught me the basic chords and left me to my own devices from there. For my own enjoyment, I often played and sang a lot of John Denver songs....Goodbye Again and Lady being two of my faves. Bette Midler's - The Rose was another, as well as, Gilbert O'Sullivan's - Alone Again, Naturally and Coven's - One Tin Soldier. I fell in love with the song - One Tin Soldier - after watching the movie - Billy Jack. I LOVED that movie back in the day! Close to five years ago, I managed to buy all three of the Billy Jack movies and, while they aren't in the same calibre as movies nowadays, they still hold some sentimental value for me.

How about you?

Is there a song or movie from your younger years that you were absolutely crazy about and still hold sentimental value for today?

Love, light and peace


  1. lots of music for me is sentimental, but there is a lot of stuff by john mayer that makes my eyes tear up.

  2. Oh, yes! Too many songs to list but one movie that always brings back a LOT of memories...."The Way We Were" with Streisand and Robert Redford. I watch it every now and then. It holds sentimental value for me. (Corny but it still gets to me!)

  3. I know I keep saying this but, your sketches really are amazing! I never get bored of staring at them.

  4. onsilentsea - I'm the same with music even now.

    Janet - OH yes! I remember The Way We Were too....great movie and song!

    Sandi - Thanks! I'm trying to loosen up and simplify so that I can get better at quick pen sketches for my visual journals. It can be scary using a pen and not a pencil can't erase errors or make corrections as easily.

  5. OMG! I remember Billy Jack! Gosh, I fel old realizing how long ago that was ...sigh...
    What a clever sketch- love it.

  6. I remember dancing to Steve Earle and Paul Simon when younger and dancing around the house. Even now when I hear them I want to get up and dance. The music brings back memories of being carefree that I miss sometimes :)

  7. I love your sketchbook pages, too! I hardly touched mine last year--if I even did?? Too much going on. Making things, tho.

    I remember Billy Jack, too. I had to go see when that came out--1971! I was 20 years old. I can't think right off the bat of a movie fav of mine because I have way too many--hehe! But--It's A Wonderful Life effects me on a spiritual level and has great sentimental value to me--for sure. :)

  8. I just went to and am listening to John Denver right now! Thanks for the memory...I loved him so much!!!

  9. I loved Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone, forgot about that song. Another great sketch! Love it.


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