Monday, 30 November 2020

AEDM - Day 30 - Succulent

Hi everyone, 

We made it to the final day of Art Every Day Month! I'm so happy that I managed to post every day. I'd like to thank Leah for hosting this wonderful challenge for November each year. It has been so nice to be a part of this community of amazing women! I hope we will continue to catch up via each others' blogs. 

I sketched a Succulent for the final day.

First a rough pencil sketch. 

Followed by watercolours and black ink pen

The full journal page 

To see what my fellow participants did for today, click HERE.

Thanks to everyone who has visited 
and left such lovely comments on my posts. 
Each and every comment is greatly appreciated.
It has been an absolute pleasure to visit you all too. 

Where to now?

My gardenia shrub is flowering. 
So a couple of gardenia pics to end this post for November. 

Their perfume is amazing! 

Thanks again to all my fellow AEDM participants! 

Love, Light and Peace to All.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

AEDM - Day 29 - Older sketches

Hi everyone, 

We are at the start of a heatwave this week so I think the new air-conditioning will be getting a workout in the days ahead. 

Today, (two of my sons) Beau, Brad, and I visited my 85 year old Mum. I usually take a hot lunch and today it was vegan pies/pasties and hot chips/fries. Afterwards, we all played Yahtzee, one of Mum's favourite games and then we sat in the lounge-room and chatted over a cuppa.

It's been a big day and I can't stop yawning. I wasn't up to sketching but I thought I'd share some photos of some of my older sketches.

I sketched this one for an art prompt - Spicy - back in 2018. 
A flavour of Mexico and it just had to be a chihuahua, right?

A Siamese Fighting fish aka Betta fish 
sketched for INKtober 2017 using only inks

A rabbit sketched on tan-toned paper for INKtober 2017 
using pen and inks

A black swan sketched on grey-toned paper for INKtober 2017, 
also in pen and inks

An Aussie Magpie sketched on grey-toned paper 
for INKtober 2017 - black and white inks.

And some people I sketched in watercolours 
for Sktchy - an art community I belong to. 
These were done back in 2016.

To see what others have posted for today, click HERE

The last day of AEDM is tomorrow. 
It sure came around fast.
See you then. 

Love, Light and Peace to All.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

AEDM - Day 28 - Fish and Flowers

Hi everyone, 

We had a fun night at cards and I did win a few rounds. YAY! I crawled into bed around just after 2am and was back up again at 4:30am. Needless to say I'm feeling very tired and zombie-like right now (8:30pm) so it will be a photo post today. 

My Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) is in bloom so thought you might like to see some pics. I'm a big fan of succulents and this beauty is around 13 years old. It started out as a small cutting from my Mum's Desert Rose. After nearly three years, it barely grew at all and never flowered to the point where I nearly gave up on it. 

Then the following year, it just took off and look at it now!

Its bulbous belly has fattened up quite a lot over the years.

In January last year, Aaron (son) set up a fish pond under our pergola 

You can't see it in the pic but there is an aerator (bubbler) in the pond. 

He bought 1 Shubunkin Goldfish and 2 Oranda Goldfish to live there. 

They have grown quite a bit since then. 
I took the following photos a couple of weeks ago.

 The Shubunkin is the darker one with black markings

When they see me coming with their food each day, 
they gather at the edge of the pond 
with their mouths open. 

It's really hard to get decent photos of them as they are 
constantly moving plus the water is very reflective. 

To see what others have posted for AEDM today, click HERE.

See you tomorrow...

Love, Light and Peace to All.

Friday, 27 November 2020

AEDM - Day 27 - Pina Colada

 Hi everyone, 

It's cards night at my sister's place tonight 
and that means Pina Colada cocktails! YUM!

We only have a couple of these delicious cocktails early on in the evening 
so the alcohol is well and truly out of my system by the time we head home, 
usually between 1am and 2am.

So that's what I sketched for AEDM today. 

To see what other AEDM participants did for today, click HERE.

I'm sure you all remember the song called Escape? 
It became known more as The Pina Colada Song. 

It's a story of a couple who were both tired of their relationship, 
and decided to look elsewhere, only to discover
that they were meant for each other. 

WOW!! Only 3 days to go! 

See you tomorrow...

Love, Light and Peace to All.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

AEDM - Day 26 - Rose

Hi everyone, 

Today, I give you a rose for Day 26 of AEDM

I need to fix a few things I'm not happy with but, 
for the most part, it's finished.

To see what other participants have done for today, click HERE.

I can't believe tomorrow will be Friday! 
Where has the week gone?

I will catch up with my fellow AEDM-ers in the morning. 

Love, Light and Peace to All.