Thursday, 4 October 2012

Day 4 - Shells - Blogtoberfest

Today, Brad, Beau, Aaron (sons) and I had a lovely lunch out at a local tavern
with my Mum and Dad.
Michelle (daughter) and Mikayla (Granddaughter) came along too.
My Dad was lucky enough to win just over $1200 on the Pokies!
Mum won two separate lots of $40 while Brad won $30.
Michelle and I had no luck at all. :(
I must admit that I've never been a fan
of poker machines.
I find them to be quite boring.
And, no, that's not sour grapes! lol

Anywhoo, I decided on 'shells' for my sketch today.
I love shells and have them displayed
around the house.
I adore anything to do with the sea.
I love the colours of the bottles in the pic below.
They also make me think of the sea.



So here it is....

My #4 sketch in the "75 sketches in 75 consecutive days" challenge.

#4 shell

I'm feeling quite tired so I think I'll be getting an early night.

How was your day?

~ Love, light and peace ~

25 comments:

  1. I love shells as well...wonderful arrangement and beautiful sketch!

    Duaa

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  2. Your displays are just lovely, Serene and the pen drawing is so clever. Do you do beach-combing! I used to love it!
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Gwen...no worries about the misspelling of my name...I didn't even notice as some members of my family called me 'Serene' for years so I'm used to it. :) I've always love beach-combing but haven't done so for many, many years....haven't been to the beach in years either. :(

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  3. Sorry, I miss-typed your name:)
    xx

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  4. The detail in your work is amazing. Beautifully rendered shell! Hope you regain some energy. Seasonal change can affect metabolism in our bodies I think.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I'm still trying to get the hang of detailing and shading with pen. Thanks for the well wishes health-wise too. xo

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  5. totally terrific sketch! I love watching your sketchbook journey.
    Best,
    Jenn

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  6. thats a nice win for your dad! i used to play the machines in alberta, would win sometimes, but played mostly out of boredom more then anything

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    1. I'm the opposite...I get bored 'playing' the poker machines. I'd rather people-watch. lol

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  7. I was wondering what "pokies" were--LOL! Boy! They were lucky winners!!

    I love shells, too. I remember the tiny clam shaped pastel ones I collected when I was a kid visiting down in Florida, but I didn't get any larger ones because the beaches were picked pretty clean where we were. That is an awesome shaped shell and a lovely sketch. :) :)

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    1. LOL...yep, we Aussies like to nickname just about everything. lol

      It's very hard to find fancy shells on our Gold Coast beaches too. I usually buy the packs of fancy ones. Thanks for the compliments on my sketch ~ xo

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  8. I too love shells, oh and blue bottles. I have both displayed around our house but not together so will have to give it a try as your arrangement looks great. The sketch is gorgeous. G

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    1. Thanks, Georgy! There's just something about blue/blue-green bottles that I love and they always make me think 'ocean'....which makes them a perfect compliment for seashells. :)

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  9. I also love shells and the beach look! sketch = amazing almost life like!
    I LOVE the pokies but have to drag Dh to go! I never win much, maybe $10 has been my best win! but I still love to go! wow that was a big win your dad had!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Krissie! You sound like my Mum when it comes to the pokies. lol The most I've won on the pokies in one hit was $140 going back a few months. I rarely play them...I prefer Keno but haven't had much luck with it. :(

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  10. Wow amazing sketch ....we are lucky not to have pokies here in WA to contend with...although they were nice little wins you all had. x

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  11. Lovely shell arrangements and sketch.

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  12. I love the bottles and shells on the tray...beautiful! And your sketch is great.

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