Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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!