Sunday 2 December 2012

#63 of 75 pen/ink sketches

It was another sauna-like day. 
To combat it, we keep the windows and blinds closed 
as it truly helps to keep the hot, humid air out. 

For my sketch today, 
I decided to sketch the fruit/salad/serving bowl 
that matches the goblet and cruet bottle
I sketched earlier in the series (see below).

Pencil-free sketch in A6 Moleskine pocket sketchbook 
using BIC Pro ballpoint pen, Micron and PITT pens.

I'm also linking up with this week's Sunday Sketches.

To join in on Sunday Sketches
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One of the matching goblets

The matching bottle from my cruet set.

As mentioned in my sketch journal page for today,
Brad's friend, Darren, visited and brought a very special gift 
for Bradley.
A photo of Elton John 
signed by Elton John! YAY!!

Brad was SO happy and will be 
wanting to frame that one for sure.

Darren is also a huge Elton John fan as you can tell by his T-shirt
in the pic below. Brad is on the right, obviously.

All in all, it's been a good day despite the heat. 

How was your weekend?

~ Love, light and peace ~


  1. Amazing journal pages! Yay for Brad! who doesn't love Elton!
    cheers, dana

  2. I feel your 'heat angst' - it gets hot and humid here in the summer, too..I really don't like it.
    That is great that Brad got that photo of Elton. When I was doing lab experiences and student teaching years ago, I became friends with a cohort from Wales who told me her father used to 'pub' hang with Elton's father. That sounded exciting (smile). Love his music, have most of his albums - CD's...

  3. Beautiful detailed sketches! And what a thoughtful special gift!

  4. Another wonderful sketch! And in that heat and humidity...I don't know if I could keep up each day.

    That was such a thoughtful thing for Darren to do. Smiles all around!

  5. wonderful sketch... the bananas look so real!

    what a wonderful gift for brad. i'm sure he was thriled!

  6. Great sketches. Lucky you to be hot. Freezing here and I hate the cold. Brilliant gift to get. :)

  7. Wonderful sketches ~ very detailed and done well ~ Kudos to the Elton John fans ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  8. Beautiful sketches, love your original style!

  9. how fun to get a photo that has such meaning. your pen sketches are awesome, I love pencil free!

  10. its freezing here :/

    that is such a nice thing for someone to do, def. needs to be framed!

  11. Serena, your illustrations are incredible. The shadows add so much... i love your lines.
    And that framed Elton John pic... too special. Check out the smiles on those faces. Beautiful.
    I wish it were a sauna here. We had our first snowfall of the season today. Joy to the world. ;-) xox

  12. A signed photo! That is so cool!
    Your set of ceramics looks so cool. I'd love to see them in color.
    Stay cool! Wish I could send some of this frost and chill your way. ;)

  13. Hi, Serena! Lovely to catch up with you after returning from some travels and Thanksgiving break in the USA with my family. Seeing your sketches always inspire me to do more sketching! VERY fun with the framed Elton John sweet! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  14. What a thought ful gift for your son! I love Elton too:) Its strange to hear about the heat, as it is very cool here. Today was a bit unseasonably warm but still nothing compared to what you have to endure! Supposed to be much colder here by the end of the week! I love your sketches and enjoying seeing all the work that you do! You have a such a great hand! Take care Serena!

  15. For once I can say we don't have heat and humidity. Turned out to be a very hazy, cloudy day. I see you put up your Christmas tree. Brad sure looks happy to have the signed photo of Elton John. Your drawings are lovely. I'm sure the actual set is beautiful. Best wishes, Tammy

  16. Great sketch! Now I am craving bananas :)

  17. Hi Serena,

    I am Back! Hope you are doing well healthwise.
    I love all your new sketches and your tree is so cute.
    That was so nice of Darren to bring Brad a signed photo of Elton John. :)
    I just added lots of things I have made lately to my blog. Please stop by if you can.
    Lots of hugs

  18. Your sketches are well done. Love your use of ink... very rich looking. What a nice Friend to bring Brad a signed photo of EJ. Love his songs too. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. :))

  19. Your pen sketches are very good! I like the way your wrote around them. Great handwriting too!

  20. Thank you for your comment in my blog. Your sketches are always a joy to see.

  21. Hey, you did some changes to your blog didn´t you? It look nice! And I like your drawings too. Take care!

  22. Hi Serena. Thought I better stop by and say hello. I haven't forgotten you, somehow I'm getting lost. tee hee. Love your sketches and how great the signed pic of Elton. Awesome. You said it's hot over there? It's cold here. I see your sketches when they come up and you always do a wonderful job as always. Hope you are doing well and that your life is filled with joy. Happy Holidays dear.