Saturday, June 9, 2018

MAY Chicken and Some "Catz"

From my art journal, a chicken sketch from May:

Exploring how to draw chickens.

Also I am continuing to learn about CATz -


In ink...

Very quickly :-)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Hostile Alien Invasion: One positive outcome...

would be alliance over divisiveness.  This is my theory, anyway :-)

Humanity MOOdle

Word-y things:

My feelings manage to surface in my doodling -


and thoughts -

Allow thoughts to roll around; do they withstand scrutiny?

Friday, May 25, 2018


I've had to restrict my physical activity for 72 hours but today is RONA - Resumption Of Normal Activity - day.  Yippee!  Remy and I were able to sort of roughhouse and play our version of Tug O'War after breakfast and later we will go for walkies...finally!

This is a 15-second impressionistic sketch of Remy's demeanor during my (our) 72-hour down time.  He'd lay down with a sigh and look over at me with his puppy eyes:

Keeping an eye on me :-)

He isn't a pushy dog.  He's cool and patient; and he has a 100 percent belief that something great is going to happen... next!

He inspired this:


From Agnes:

From Adlai:

Friday, May 18, 2018

From chickens to cats

My study of chickens continues and I am also adding cats to my warm-up sketching.

As I mentioned in this previous post, "I don't know much about cats." , I still haven't learned anything new about cat behavior because I very rarely interact with them.  However, I can still work at creating a representation of a cat:

And still on the subject of my relationship to cats, here's a relevant word:

Mixed media word art

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mixed Media Dogs

Process:  For the background, I began with a selection of favorite colors which I randomly applied to Arches 140 lb (300 gsm) watercolor paper that had been gessoed on both sides.  When the paper was completely dry, I gathered up ink, charcoal, soft lead pencils, fat graphite sticks, and pastels and let my imagination take over.

I <3 dogs.

Word art - possibly inspired by the cool, rainy weather of a few days ago:

Green, inky goodness :-)

And a quote from Agnes Repplier:

Monday, May 14, 2018

I've been studying chickens...

because I watched an Australian documentary about a club for chicken enthusiasts. 

Chickens are beautiful creatures and there are so many breeds.  I am working at getting the basic form down:

And having nothing to do with chickens, here's a quote:

Friday, May 11, 2018

First thing in the morning...

a nice steaming cup of java :-)
Mug of  hot coffee...thank you, Michael!
Pleasant start to the day.  On some mornings the coffee is so exceptionally smooth and caramel-y that I have to sit and drink the entire mug while I look out the window, perhaps daydream.  Ah-h-h.

Here's a visual:

Positive is better :-)

And something about a favored subject - dogs:

Our furry buddies <3

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A sketch and some word art

Remy is also known as "Reporter Dog".  He alerts me with one or two barks if he hears something - a delivery at the front door or some interesting or alarming activity he spies from the window.

But usually he looks like this :-)

"Remy, keep me company."

Doodling in my art journal -  positive and negative word art: