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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April Foolishness


Well, the April Foolishness COULD start out with this self-portait in a turquoise gazing ball that I picked up for a dollar at a yard sale and that now sits in the corner of the back yard. One of these days it will be surrounded by the yellow celandines (one of which you can see blooming) and should be smashing. That is, if it isn't smashed by a bird trying to fight with its reflection. (Female cardinals are particularly bad for that, for some silly reason...)

But no. The April Foolishness continues with the challenge from Diahn to draw daily and post nearly as often. I saw and accepted her challenge last night, but then couldn't find my Moleskine! I had taken it to work to do some drawing from there, so assumed I had just left it on my desk. At work this morning, I STILL couldn't find it. Lucky for me, I finally found it this afternoon under the front seat of the car. That was a close one.


The fact is that I would have skipped drawing last night even if I'd HAD my sketchbook, at least until Diahn gave me the nudge -- it was that much of a day. And from the looks of Monday's drawing, I really wasn't on much of a roll anyway -- that bowl isn't at all wonky in real life. Tonight I managed a quick re-do of a tulip from a photo from Dollywood. Both are done with ink and gouache in the Moleskine. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to do that drawing at work that I was planning on doing Tuesday... and one to catch up from yesterday!
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6 comments:

mARTa said...

Look at you and all your wonderful posts!!!! You have been busy! I enjoyed catching up! So what's this, a post a day for April? Foolishness indeed!

Lin said...

LINNIE LINNIE LINNIE!!! Wonky bowl, overwhelming days -- who cares -- art makes us (and that means you too) feel so much better!! I LOVE your bowl and your flowers and your gazing ball and want to reach across our state lines, give you a big hug, and, like Diahn, encourage you to keep drawing -- you do it so elegantly!!!!

Diahn said...

I thought I recognized that lovely Roger Bench bowl from the small picture, and was RIGHT!! :-D Love it and LOVE the tulip - the gouache is PERfection...

Thanks for playing along...I was hoping you would ;-)

Teri C said...

I love them all and am so happy you are sketching everyday. I am enjoying them all. Thanks Diahn for giving her a nudge.

littlemithi said...

Who cares if its wonky or not ... if it gave you joy to draw it, that was its sole purpose!

bec said...

fun, fresh drawings and I love the way you painted them too....and wow a post everyday? VERY impressive....