Thursday, February 16, 2017


Sookie belongs to Larry Seiler on Facebook.  Still a puppy but at least twice this size now.  I am enjoying watching the pup grow into an adult.  Photo belongs to Larry and used with permission.The actual drawing is about 5x7 on larger paper.  Colored pencils on the smooth side of watercolor paper.

Monday, February 06, 2017

I have been watching some you tube videos and some live streaming of artists doing colored pencils. Two are from England. Amie Howard and Alice Photis (Fine Art by Alice). I am trying to incorporate some of their ways into mine. And most of all, I have had to slow down. I tend to hurry thru to get done. With these I'm taking it slow and stopping when I get antsy and want to hurry. I really like how these are going. Also trying to start several at once so I can go back and forth.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone.  Still having medical problems but hopefully the new year will bring healing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Card Trade on Wetcanvas

Once again I participated in the Christmas card trade on the Wetcanvas Forum.  My cards are all done with graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, and ink all on each card.  Watercolor cards and envelopes purchased for the trade.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Missing In Action

I have been depressed because of my eyesight.  It has been 20/500. All because of shingles I got in December.  It has been a long fight.  It got better and then the doctor decided to put a contact on the eye to help it heal.  That was a bad call.  It suctioned against the eye and took a turn for the worse.  Now after several months, it is healing again.  And luckily there is no scarring.  Last appt it was 20/300.  I look forward to going back in 6 weeks to see if there is more improvement.  

I am doing a Christmas card trade in a project in Wetcanvas forum..  15 cards to send out.  I have 3 finished, in envelopes, and labeled and stamped.  2 more are sketched out.  I'm trying to get the International ones out first.  Canada takes 3 weeks or longer to arrive.  Then I will concentrate on the domestic ones.  I have 6 International ones and 9 domestic ones to get out. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Inktobeer 2016 - Day 5

Inktober Day 5. Copic pens from 3 of my ceramic animals.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Inktober Challenge

Even though I haven't posted, I have been doing the Inktober challenge. Here are my next 3 days. I'm using various pens. The first one of the flowers are done in Staedler fine line pen.  The flowers are from an oil painting I did many years ago. It was done with a palette knife. 3 and 4 are from ceramic animals I have collected. They are done with Copic pens.

Update on My Eye

My eye is still trying to recover from the problem that happened when the doctor put on a contact "bandage". It has been a month. I can open my eyes now but can't see much. After the contact went on, I had a 20/300 eye sight. Today it was 20/500. But he did say the eye itself is healing and looks pretty good. I guess the "scabbing' is probably making me see less. I go back in a month and during that month, I use one eye drop twice a day. That's better than the 9 drops I have been doing for a month.