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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Year End Review and 2009 Art Goals

2008 Art Tracker (I got this idea last year from someone on the EDM list, but I can’t remember who it was. Thank you, as I found it very helpful for tracking my progress!) Wow, 2008 is finally almost over! This was a tie for the worst year of my life thus far, so I […]

Revisiting Memories in Old Sketchbooks

9/2/04 sketchbook (candles), graphite and colored pencil 10/22/04 sketchbook (woman), graphite In the past few years, I have moved around a lot and I still have a lot of stuff stored in my old bedroom at my parent’s house. While doing some organizing after my most recent move, I found some sketchbooks that I started […]

Finishing a Sketchbook, and getting over Christmas

Gift Bag, graphite in 9 x 12 sketchbook, 12/26/2008 12/25 sketchbook (Christmas breakfast), graphite and pitt pens in 9 x 12 sketchbook, 12/25/2008 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I had a very nice one, and it was relaxing. On Christmas morning, I made my mother leave my plate on the table after breakfast […]

Two New Self Portraits, and trying something new

Self Portrait, conte crayon in kraft paper sketchbook, 12/14/2008 I was digging around through some art supplies left to me by a relative. There were some dip pens, some pencils and a little box of black conte crayons–they must be over twenty years old but they don’t go bad or anything. I never did anything […]

Procrastination and Being Overwhelmed

I feel like I have sort of dropped off the face of the earth lately as I have been so overwhelmed by all the work I have to do. Next year I am going to get my handmade Christmas presents done months ahead of time because I will never be able to do this again! […]

Salad in my Sketchbook, and being dependent on technology

Salad, sepia pitt pens and colored pencil in kraft paper sketchbook, 12/13/2008 I’ve been without an internet connection for the past few days and it has been frustrating. My wireless internet still does not work and I have to plug myself into the wall to get on right now. I’ve been thinking a lot about […]

Pups Cuddling: Graphite sketch of German Shepherd Puppies

Pups Cuddling, graphite in 9 x 12 sketchbook, 12/8/08 I’ve been trying to crank it up a notch these past few days and put more emotion into my artwork. Is it evident? I don’t know. This a sketch of Katie (on the bottom) and Cody (on the top), brother and sister German Shepherd puppies — […]

End of an Era

End of an Era, mixed media (ink, watercolor and colored pencil) on 5 x 7 watercolor paper, 12/6/08 In October, I stopped by the old apartment to sign to take my name off the lease and I saw these leaves in the parking lot. It was a wet day and the leaves were damp. I […]

Cat Sketch: Simba

Simba, graphite in 9 x 12 kraft paper sketchbook, 12/2/08 As a child I only had dogs in the house, so I don’t think of myself as being well versed in the ways of cats. I sketched this from a photo taken on Thanksgiving. I am planning on making a painting based on this but […]

Justin: preliminary graphite sketch

Justin, graphite in 9 x 12 sketchbook, 12/4/08 My friend Justin let me use his photo for my experimentations. This is a preliminary study as I need to do some practicing first before starting what I want to do. This will be one of many iterations needed to get it right.