Saturday, 25 July 2009

nature sketches and progress on desk make-over

a quick sketch of treasures we found after aaron and i went for a nature walk this morning

pigma micron pen and coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook
click on any image to enlarge

this is aaron's sketch
i love when we sketch together!

coloured pencil & felt pen in A4 sketchbook


i have been busy painting the desk the past couple of days

here it is prepped and ready for the first coats of paint
i had to wait two hours between each re-coat

and here it is painted in white and blue

i still need to paint a design on the door that hides the drawers area of the desk

and also the wooden stool

i hope to have more progress pics to show over the coming days

love, light and peace


Bradley Eaton said...

Hi Mum,

Great post! I still remember making that stool for you, it was so much fun! If I could do woodwork like that again, I know I'd still have fun again! Glad to see you're going to be painting it to match your colour scheme!

Love Brad!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Serena, your sketches are so beautiful. I love them. Obviously talent runs in the family and Aaron's sketch is beautiful too. I am sure he is going to grow into wonderful artist.

Rita said...

Awesome that you and Aaron were sketching together--love that! Good job, Aaron! And the desk looks really nice so far. Can hardly wait to see what you paint on the door.

I miss it when I haven't been by to visit your blog for a while. Say hi to Cody! :)

Maria Catalina Wiley said...

Great project Serena:) Hey, I've been meaning to ask ... have you gone & seen the Impressionists exhibition from 'The Met'? I'm planning on going on the 17th September when I travel down for my workshop on the Gold Coast the next day:) cheers, Maria:)

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julie king said...

what a gorgeous color of blue you are using on the desk!!!! it is coming along so nicely. your nature walk sketches are wonderful as well!

Anonymous said...

I loved the sketches so very much. Your desk is way cute!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome Serena!!
I'm so much the same. Always repainting used furniture. In fact I just found a vanity for my daugher on the side of the road. Sanding and repainting will be going on soon.
I absolutely love your sketches from your nature walk. And Aaron's too! How cool is that?


Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Aaron's sketch is quite good. And I can't wait to see your finished desk. It's coming along very nicely!

Caroline said...

You have been busy! I love projects like that. Lovely sketches too!

Carla said...

Love your sketches. He did really good!

Jennifer Rose said...

oh I like the blue :)

that is great that the 2 of you sketched together, really nice thing to do together :D Aaron's sketch is really nice, the bark looks great :)

sandy said...

Love what you are doing with the desk. I want a son(s) like you who actually care about what you are doing, ha.. My guys wouldn't think of it. I'm always impressed to see your trips out with your boys. Love your sketch.

sandy said...

p.s. Cna you ship Bradley over to be my son. I love his attitude with you.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

It's so nice that the two of you sketch together!

BumbleVee said...

Aaron's gonna be an artist......

oooh you are a busy beaver. It has been so hot the past two weeks I do nothing..... above 30C.... whew....

I got a new Big Bertha driver and still have only been to hit a few buckets of balls... too hot to bother.... darn it. I want to see if I can hit the thing...and soon... because before you know it..summer will be over and golf will be out of the picture for at least 6 months.

Michelle Eaton said...

Love yours and Aaron's sketches.

Can't wait to see your desk all done. it is looking good so far.

stapeliad said...

I love Aaron's and your nature walk sketches...what a great thing to do together.

That table is coming along very nicely.

luci said...

Oooh, the thought of you and Aaron sketching together just make my heart smile and feel so warm. Serena, I love hearing the stories about you and your children. Your love for them just shine through and through.