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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wrapping Stuff Up

I’m sorry about the issues I’ve been having with my feedburner feed recently. The first post was my mistake, but I’m not sure why it sent out another email for an old post this morning. I have a lot of things that I want to do before the end of the year, so I’ve been […]

Olivia in the Blankets, and drawing Whippets

I had another opportunity to draw Olivia, one of my favorite Whippets, this time in ink with watercolor and colored pencil. My first sketches from this past February were done from life in ballpoint pen. When I was making these sketches I was trying to practice and basically figure out how their heads were constructed. […]

Ogunquit River Study

This is a small (5 x 7) painting I did from a photo I snapped during my trip to Ogunquit, Maine this past August. This area is a salt marsh where the Ogunquit River meets the ocean. It was really interesting to see how this same scene changed with the tides (it was close to high […]

Snapshots, Lost and Found

A few months ago, when undertaking my massive organizational project, I found some photos in an album that I thought I threw away a few years ago. I debated chucking them right then and there, but decided to hold onto some of the photos in case I can develop them into later works. This drawing […]

On Water

Today is Blog Action Day 2010, which is an online event where bloggers all write on the same topic on one particular day. This year’s theme is Water. I’m not usually the type to discuss “issues” on my blog. It’s not that I don’t have opinions, but I usually just keep things related to my […]

Cooking Things Up

I’ve been eating well these days, having had almost every meal at home for over a month now. Last week I went to an Applebees and ate some fried appetizers. It felt like a mini shock to my system, and I was a little surprised at that! Last night I had the pleasure of sketching […]

Book Review: The Lost Books of the Odyssey

I started reading again, which is a welcome change. Most recently, I finished The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel by Zachary Mason. The book is full of varying interpretations of the Odyssey, complete with footnotes referring to “the standard Odyssey.” It isn’t one cohesive story, but rather a collection of contradictory stories. It […]

Thinking of Still Lifes

Instead of keeping a wooden egg in my bowl, I now use it as a soap dish at the bathroom sink. The turquoise dish looks very nice with the green bar of olive oil soap I have in there right now. It is kind of rustic. I’m thinking of setting up a still life with […]

Open Tulips Painting, Redux

I had painted another version of this same painting back in May, as seen here. I painted the first one on a blank watercolor greeting card and gave it away to someone. At the time, I was a little sad because I really liked it and wished I had kept it for myself. I had […]