Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I finished the colored pencil drawing of the Clematis flower.

Once again, it looks better in person,
 taking a photo of it in the house
with incandescent light, does it no justice. 
So, you'll just need to visit
Parkway UCC in Minneapolis
in the next few months and you will get a 
chance to see it in person, along with 
many other pieces by people in our
church congregation.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Phone pics...

I've seen several bloggers post pictures they've taken the past monht from their phone. I haven't taken very
many, but I thought i'd post some that I have. It's an easier way to look at and remember what I've done over the past month.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I'm much further along with the flower now, it still has a ways to go, but I'm pleased with it so far.

Friday, November 11, 2011

 I recently bought a box of 132 Prismacolor colored pencils. Hmmmm, heaven.

I was trying to decide what to draw, I knew I didn't want to start another name drawing, I wanted to do something different, then I remembered the series of small drawings of flowers I did when I was in school, and I thought...why not?

I had some pictures of the new Clematis that David bought this summer on my camera, and this one popped out at me.

It's going to take me a while to finish, because I don't work on it all the time, but I will finish!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ethan finished…


Well, I finished this drawing in time to take it to the Mn. State Fair Fine Arts Building. I took it in on Friday, even though I had until Sunday afternoon to get it in. I could have worked for weeks longer to get everything right, but I didn’t, and I will find out by this Thursday if the judges liked it or not. I’m trying very hard to Not get my hopes up. So, which ever way the judges decide, I was able to finish it, and I’m okay with it.

Because I had a deadline and was able to meet it, it has given me the desire to keep on drawing. I’m mostly done with my collie Annie, and after that I will be starting one of my middle child when he was a toddler.

Here is Ethan finished, and I’ll post good or bad news on Thursday.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Ethan continued…


I’ve been hard at work on this drawing. I’m pretty sure I’ll be finished with it by the 28th of July.

I reworked the mouth several times and I still don’t have it right, but I have time (sort of). There are many, many more layers to put on and half as many to take off.