• A collage of three sketchbook pages and the text Sunday Sketches
    Drawing,  Sketchbooks

    Sunday Sketches

    Yesterday was fairly relaxed, but I was feeling restless. And I woke up with a headache, so that’s never fun. I played D&D for a good chunk of the afternoon and sketched a bit, before starting to re-read Starhawk’s Dreaming the Dark, which I haven’t read since borrowing it from my university library back in 2005-ish. I’m excited to dig back into it and see how I’ve changed in how I react to/absorb it. Even if I felt quite “blah” and mopey, I’m proud that I finally did a simple “draw your day” sketch journal page. Earl Grey Tea! Pop-tarts! Reading! D&D!

  • Sketchbooks: September and October 2020 featured image with multiple sketchbook pages collaged into a single image
    Life Musings,  Sketchbooks

    Sketchbooks: Sept. & Oct. 2020

    This post has been sitting in draft mode, pictures all ready to go, but no words. The longer it sits, collecting virtual dust bunnies, the harder it is to write something to go with it! How the heck does anybody find a creative cadence that works?!

  • Image showing many sketches of hands in pen ink and marker, most in black and white
    Drawing,  Figure Drawing,  Sketchbooks

    Sketchbook Pages from September

    Long time no blog; I’ve been quite busy… ::drum roll please:: …moving! After a long search, Ricky and I bought a house and are all moved in.  I knew just the two of us moving all our stuff would be a challenge, but we managed. We did get help from Ricky’s dad, which was necessary for the really heavy stuff, even with a hand cart/dolly to help. I was beyond exhausted and sore and bruised after the solid week it took us to move all our stuff. But I’ve also felt surprised, grateful, and curious for this new adventure. I wasn’t really letting myself believe it was real until after…

  • Marking Making Part 6 title card, with supplies and drawings arranged in flat lay photo
    Drawing,  Inspiration,  Intuitive Art

    Mark Making Part 6: Ballpoint Pens and Highlighters

    Today was a low day, not much to talk about. I managed to do some yoga in the morning after a long shower, so that was nice. Sat out on the apartment balcony and video chatted with my family. Read more of Below the Root. Sketched with colored pencil sticks (aka, part 10 of this project). Still have a headache from allergies. >_< Today’s post are the pieces I did with the pens kept with other office supplies such as tape and paper clips. I wanted to include them in this project because using ballpoint pens to sketch can be fun. I also have occasionally used a highlighter to add…