Pot of Flowers

Painting with Isabelle

I played around with "blob and smoosh" while my youngest granddaughter sat beside me and painted sparkling, fancy ladies. She watched me do the printing for awhile and then did some with her pencil. She didn't want to use the pen - I offered.

I have discovered that I can use the dip pen nibs without the handle. Yeah, I know, it sounds awkward, but it takes up soooo little room in my small bag of sketchbook materials. To me, that's what it is all about - SMALL.

I'm going to spend the next few days getting in some family time, so my blogging may be hit and miss. It always is hit and miss, but may be more so. I hope to get in a lot of sketching time also.

I have some classes posted on my class site. More to come.


Dahlias Sketched on April 20th.

I'm Back.

In my previous post I said my blog would be "hit and miss" for a few days, and it turned out to be just plain "miss". We were in California and I was using a new camera, and everyone had a new computer that I wasn't familiar with . . .

The computers and iPad were great. The camera not so great. I am going to have to play around with it a bit before I can post my sketchbook pages - or use my old camera - I like that idea.

It is cold here in Michigan and we actually had to BUY a bag of oranges when we got home. When we were walking the kids to school one day there were some oranges that had fallen from a near-by tree into the gutter. When I told the kids we would have to pay $1.00 apiece for those oranges at home, they looked at me like I was crazy.

Going from Pacific Time to Eastern, I am now operating on Jet Lag Time, which I will try to use to my advantage for at least another week.