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Monday, December 03, 2007

Monday Mug


Marta is doing a series of mugs this month, and I thought I'd do at least one this year. This is a mug from my favorite Christmas dishes. I'm trying the watercolor and Verithin CP, this time leaving the mug like this (below)...

... and doing the pattern and design with the colored pencil. The Verithins just don't stand up that well on their own, although the indigo did better than the other colors. I ended up adding red, gold, and green WC and then refining with the pencils. I also hurried to finish because, darn it, my coffee was getting cold! It was supposed to be a fast sketch, after all!


And HERE is the famous four-foot tall inflatable -- did I mention that it lights up? -- snowman. Doug joked and joked last year about getting one of those blow up snow globes for the front yard. My sister and I began to get the sneaking suspicion that he really LIKES them -- you'd have to know him -- a great big kid! So, this year at Thanksgiving, she gave him his Christmas present early. We put it up Saturday and he hasn't been deflated since. The snowman, that is. At Sam's on Sunday, Doug stood in open mouthed AWE at a 15' long inflatable Santa train with lights AND MUSIC. No way. I mean it. NO WAY!!!!

Christmas things I did today -- (1) Unpacked the Christmas mugs!, (2) brought a wreath to work to hang in rehab, (3) brought another wreath to work to hang in a resident's room, (4) hung some stockings and decorations on some bulletin boards, and (5) didn't blow my horn and make mean faces at that guy in the huge white pickup truck who cut me off on the highway this evening.

And if you want to listen to some Christmas music, you can go here! :-)

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9 comments:

Toni said...

Linda the mug looks great and your story of your hubby makes me laugh.
I can just picture you both together and he saying pleeeease can we get it.

Teri C said...

You are really in the Christmas mood!!! Love the cup and the funny story. Husbands are really little boys at heart but they always try to hide it.

Lin said...

FABULOUS!!! I LOVE THAT MUG! And the combination of wc and pencil ... are these wc pencils or just pencils? Love the detail you can get with these. I'm taking Cathy Johnson's wc pencil class this February and hope to combine the 2 like this! Great job! And a holiday spirit to boot! LOL (Love the inflatable!!)

Diahn said...

Fabulouso sketch! Great pattern on that mug!

ROFL re Doug and the giant inflatable snowglobe and the train. Remind me to tell you a story...

And I love your Christmas spirit - it's catching...

mARTa said...

YOU inspired me to dig our the Christmas mugs as well and I did mine this morning. And you are right...the coffee gets cold!!! So I just make an extra large pot!
Your mug is way cool and I like your use of color pencil here. I think I have a set of cp's someplace!

annie said...

Linda--don't put the coffee in the mug until you've drawn the mug! : )

I like the mugs and the snowman.

I also like your "I did it" icon. I didn't get one, I thought my computer had finally died yesterday morning but it turned out Bell South was having troubles.

Anonymous said...

Now that's better:D

Well my first apt in NY was a converted 2nd floor in a house. My bedroom overlooked the front roof. The landlord put up a neon oversize Santa, sled and Reindeer (all of them). Those lights flashed for weeks. I think you hubby would have loved it. It gave me insomnia.

janey
http://janeysjourney.com

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Love your mug Linda! Why is it thast mugs and cups give us such satisfaction to paint and draw....yours looks so warm and inviting! And I like your snowman...it is a little fun in the christmas spirit...bnrings a smile to many a face!
ronell

Felicity said...

Lovely mug Linda! Ah, men, they really are all boys aren't they! Glad he enjoyed it!