Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fire tree

Doodled in crayon while studying spelling words with my son. The kids kept telling me how the tree was on fire - or it looked fuzzy :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Got this done while the 4th graders were off at music class. View out the window across Main St. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sleepy sketching

So sleepy and all I want to do is go to bed - but I'm trying to sketch every day - so I cranked this out. There. Did it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Out the window

During my break teaching music today I looked out the window and sketched the electronics supply store on Main Street.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Painting sketch

Hibernating bear sketch for a new painting I'm working on 
I don't usually use ebony pencils but I pulled one out for the bear and it worked well for all those dark shadows

Monday, January 19, 2015

Story time

They were really having a lot more fun than it looks like in this picture :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Crafty drawing

I subbed preschool today. I sat at the art table with a boy who was explaining to me how much he loved cutting snow flakes and how he could do it forever.  I agree.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jonas sleeping in the car

Sleeping is good - he holds nice and still :)

For most of my life I have been vehemently anti-mechanical pencils. But lately I've been giving them a second chance - mostly because I can carry them around in my bag - wooden pencils fail at that. The points break off and they are useless. So Ya - this was mechanical pencil. Works for small stuff - I think id still prefer wooden pencil if I was working big.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

From summer

While I was digging through a bag for supplies for a different project I came across another sketchbook from last summer - during that time where I had no camera and wasn't posting photos. I kinda love them - looking forward to warmer weather so I can get out and do more of these.

Outside Martin nature center in Okc - done while waiting for jonas to wake up from the same nap I mentioned in a post a couple days ago - traveling wore him out :)

Roanoke park - clearly I didn't plan my composition ahead of time - or I wouldn't have stuck that trash can smack dab in the middle like that. Not sure what I was thinking there. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jesse changing strings

Jesse changing his guitar strings

End of book 3 - urban sketching

View from front of fric and frac

Loose park - while I was hiding during hide and seek - I hid well. 

Dog out the window at the quay coffee shop.

End of book 2 - kids

Students during study hall while I was subbing middle school. 

End of book

I'm down to the last 4 pages of my sketch book (I love this moment!) so I'm just going to post a last batch of my favorite sketches that I haven't posted yet. 
From a trip to Oklahoma - jonas fell asleep in the car on a trip to Martin nature center - so I let him sleep and sketched him. 

A house near the playground 

Went to lunch with Jesse and after he left I drew the bottom of this huge tree. 

I locked my keys in the car - drew this while I waited for Jesse to rescue me. Added color later.

Friday, January 09, 2015


Nobody will sit still in the evenings so I can draw them. Least of all my cats. 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Jesse playing guitar

Jesse moved and refused to sit still so I couldn't finish - but I like it as a beginning :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015


I drew my boot at basketball practice. Focused on shading. 

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Toby in the morning

I love this sketch. He looks so cozy. I made the sofa bigger than it is so he looks even more enveloped in it. Arm to head ratio may be completely wrong - but I think I'm moving in the right direction

Saturday, January 03, 2015


Next in the quicky blobby animal series. I might have to break down and start doing a quick pencil sketch to start. That head is just wrong. 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Chat chat

I have a New Years resolution to internet less - so while chatting online with a friend I drew the pencil jar on the desk instead of browsing Facebook. Yay!