Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rev. Michael Pfleger

As a Chicagoan and a Catholic, I've found Father Pfleger's recent newsmaking pretty interesting. After being removed from the pulpit by Francis Cardinal George for 2 weeks due to his statements about Hillary Clinton at Trinity UCC, he returned to St Sabina this past Sunday.

I wouldn't say that I agree with all he says or does, but the most important thing he seems to be doing is creating a strong Catholic community, as his church is large and active. Based on news stories I've read quoting his parishioners, he is a strong and positive force in his community.

Photo credits to Scott Strazzante from the Chicago Tribune for the excellent photo I used for this drawing.

Monday, June 9, 2008

A little bud vase...

...Waiting for its' companions to arrive.

I have three more of these bud vases, and I am hoping to draw them too. I started this at home Sunday morning, but did the bulk of the pen work in my "studio," a 2002 VW Jetta. I was at the 57th Street Art Fair, and it started to absolutely pour. So I adjourned to my car, realized I had the drawing and my pens in there with me, and voila! A studio was born.

Yesterday, I spent 47 minutes drawing in my studio while I waited to pick my granny up from some tests at the hospital. Any chance to get some drawing in (while sitting in a comfortable chair, too!) works fine with me.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

EDM 166-A fish

Swedish fish. Always sweet and barely any prep time before eating!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Back from that hole I fell into..

I didn't literally fall into a hole, but I might as well have. That bold proclamation I made about Every Day in May? That didn't go so well. I was pretty disappointed in myself, since I enjoyed it so much last year. But things happen, and one of the big things was that my grandmother (whose hand was featured several posts ago) was released from the hospital-finally!

While I was over spending time with her, I actually started a pretty large self-portrait. It's still in progress. I finished this drawing above, which I started May 1. It's my sister's condo in the Hyde Park neighborhood. She bought it last summer, which makes her an official homeowner. This drawing is a birthday gift for her. I also finished the second in a series of three drawings I am doing for a girlfriend of mine. And I drew a few other little things here and there.

So I guess all was not lost in May. However, I hope June is a little slower, and has more pockets of time for getting lost in a drawing.
(And this is EDM 29-Draw something architectural.)