Saturday, July 30, 2005

EDM Challenge - Glass

Clear glass is very hard to depict! And, I am constantly amazed at how impossible it seems for me to get two sides of a glass to look like they belong together! I can never quite seem to get the curves to match. Is there a trick to this??? Penny

Sunday, July 24, 2005


Well, this week's challenge on EDM (Everyday Matters Yahoo group) was to draw some fruit -- so, here is my response to the challenge. All the fruit we had in our bowl this week-end. These are done with pen and watercolor pencils. I experimented with first putting water on the page and then then pencils and the other way around. Both were fun -- But the Moleskin paper didn't stand up to much "mooshing" around once the water was down!!

I'm also including a photo of myself here -- I can't seem to figure out how to get this photo to just be small and part of my "profile" -- so, here I am as big as life!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Folded altered book

I just finished a book that I altered by folding the pages. Then, I inserted little cards with text messages on them. The cards have fibers hanging on them so you can just pull them out at random and "read" the book! Quite fun!

COMMENTS!! I didn't realize there was a space for you to make comments here! And, people actually have!!! What a wonderful treat! Thank you for your kind words!! (Now I'll have to be checking every half hour to see if someone has written me a note!!) He-he!!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Moleskin sketches

Everyone at EDM has been talking about how hard it is to paint on moleskin. I agree!! But, I have found that making a background with watercolor crayons and then sketching over it gives some color. Although my micron pens tend to skip on this surface too.
Here is a sktech of my new hypernion day lily. and, my foot (EDM Challenge)

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Another EDM challenge

This week's challenge is to draw something old. This antique teapot has become a favorite vase of mine. Filled with cosmos which remind me of my Mother.

EDM Challenges

These drawings are from the challenges in the Everyday Matters yahoo group -- My new jacket, a shoe, my watch

invisible woman

Just decided I'd post two recent pages from my visual journal (since I now know how to post photos here!!) The first is entitled "invisible woman" and the second "emptiness"

Friday, July 08, 2005

July 9, 2005

Well, I have tried a few times to get a blog up and running that I can add photos to. So, let's see if this one works!! WOW!!! It worked this first time I tried! I can hardly believe it! This is great fun! I will be posting my artwork here!! Woohoo!!! Penny