Sunday, 29 June 2014

Recuperating and sketching....

I've been recuperating after coming down with a terrible bug 
in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  
Vomiting, massive headache, and intense aches and pains all over. 
I was pretty much bedridden or couch-ridden. 
By Friday mid-morning, I managed to do some sketching in bed 
and, as luck would have it, I was able to stomach green tea again, 
but still no coffee or food....even a sip of coffee would make me feel nauseous. 

This is the extra large mug that my daughter bought for me some months back. 
I had accidentally broken my previous mug and
Michelle knows I love BIG, endless mugs of tea or coffee. 
That's my girl! 

This was sketched directly with pen and watercolours 
in my pocket A6 Moleskine sketchbook.

On Saturday, I was eating light meals but could only cope with coffee in small doses. 

I did some more quick sketching....
keeping Roz Stendahl's Sketchbook Skool klass in mind, 
I sketched some of my granddaughters' animal figurines 
which I had borrowed for this very purpose. 

These were sketched with pigment liners 
in my large A5 Moleskine sketchbook.

Some lounge room sketches below...
Brad dosed and I sketched him
while the Buddha looked on....
his turn came around too.

Sketched with a Uniball Vision Elite .5 blue/black pen 
in Moleskine A6 sketchbook.

You may notice that the sketch below was in the very last page 
of my pocket A6 Moleskine sketchbook 
again sketched with a Uniball Vision Elite .5 pen in blue/black.

Another one completed...YAY!!!   

OH, this is one I forgot to post the other week....
another animal figurine sketch, 
this time trying out a PITT Calligraphy pen to sketch very quickly 
in my Moleskine A6 sketchbook. 

I'm linking up to Sunday Sketches and Artists Play Room this week.

I'm feeling much, much better now
and I certainly hope I won't run into that bug again 
any time soon.
It was downright nasty!


  1. Your drawings are so gorgeous!! Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Your sketches are excellent despite you feeling terrible ~ love the doggie one , of course, ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    1. Thanks, Carol. I hope you're having a great week too. xx

  3. Glad you are on the mend and well enough to do some sketching. Always a good sign. Looking forward to Sketch Skool.

    1. Thanks, Leeanne. Doing much better now. I hope you enjoy Sketchbook Skool as much as I did....I'm so excited for the second semester to start tomorrow. YAY!

  4. Glad you are feeling better! Sounded wicked! Very beautiful sketches!

    1. Thanks, Julie....yes, it was one nasty bug! I'm so glad I'm over it now. xx

  5. What a fabulous array of sketches! You have put me to shame! I wish I had such discipline when it comes to sketching...
    Still I am feeling inspired :0)

    1. Thanks, Sandra. I wish I had the discipline to sketch daily but, as yet, I'm still struggling to manage it; I manage once a week if I'm lucky. I'm even thinking of signing up to a 365 day challenge. :)

  6. love love your sketches, Serena. LOVE the mug. Very cute and cozy. Hope you're feeling better more and more each day. :)

  7. blagh, that doesn't sound nice :/ glad you are on the mend. really nice sketches, love the colours on the mug :)

  8. For somebody so sick you sure did some really great sketches! You poor thing. I hope you are doing better by now.
    Love the new mug, too!!! :)

    1. Maybe I should get sick more often....when I'm confined to bed, I get bored and grab for my sketchbooks. lol


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