stuff and things

18 May 2011

Andy and the Xoom, sketch

Andy, relaxing on the couch with his Motorola Xoom
Am I daring enough to attempt a human sketch? I guess so! Of a relative? Yeah! A Husband? Wayy. I'm not going to put this down, at all, at all, at all ... really is it so half bad? It's awful, I know, but I'm going to plead "out of practice." And quickly sign up for a life-drawing class.
Love and hugs, and happy hump day to you! Sketchbook Challenge, here I come!

17 May 2011

Space: The Final Frontier

My studio's closet wall has needed pegboard for years.
The most recent art supply to enter my studio? A box of #10/2 perle cotton thread, on cones, in irresistible colors. A former weaver was moving to another state and donated about 20 huge, black garbage bags of the thread to Visions Art Museum's Spring Cleaning Sale -- on the very day I was there for my Visions Member's Critique Group. It was only right and just to support VAM, right? I bought tons.

Once home, the cones found their way into a large bin, and onto the floor. Did I say the bin was Large? When the clutter factor drove me a little berserk, I asked Andy to help me hang some pegboard in my studio's closet. He shopped for my pegboard hangers and accessories, and we spent a fun evening hanging everything. By the way, click on the Visions Art Museum link to see some of the outrageous entries in the current show, "Fashion Without Fabric." A black licorice evening gown, anyone?

16 May 2011

Sketchbook Saturday: The Paris Review

Saturday's Sketchbook Challenge entry, "The Paris Review." Prismacolor pencils, Pigma pen.
I've been trying for a sketch a day. It's probably not going to happen in this lifetime. But the idea of sketching everyday things appeals to me. And, so, I submit, "The Paris Review." Andy has stacks of them, being a long-time subscriber. I found the one at top right, from 1956, at a garage sale. It's number 12!