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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hurricane Non-Event

Hurricane (tropical storm) Irene proved to be a real non-event for my family other than our power going out for one hour. There was a gentle, steady rain with almost no wind. I’ve seen the lake more choppy on a sunny day in fact. It was generally just a gray, yucky day. Thankfully, I baked […]

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

First, I’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who has left me comments on my last post or has sent me concerned emails. I really appreciate it. I will have some more artwork to post soon. I don’t normally review non-art books, but I decided to in this case because it is something I […]

Things That Came Up

Today was the first time that I sat down to do sketching of any sort in the past week and a half, because of various things that came up, namely: a death in the family moving having to divest about 70% of my possessions (because of the move) I’m not going to have my drafting […]

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

Mary Cassatt, Woman Reading (Femme lissant) A book I enjoyed reading recently is Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman. It is a fictional story about Mary Cassatt from the perspective of her older sister Lydia, who suffered from chronic kidney disease. I have always been a fan of Mary Cassatt, but […]

Plum Crumb

I sketched these leftover plums the other day after baking one of my favorite fruit desserts, plum crumb (recipe below). It has been a really long time since I ever sketched something in colored pencil for practice. I felt rusty and I want to start sketching using colored pencils more often. Here, I used four different […]