Wednesday, July 23, 2008

For all you do...

This is not my bottle of Budweiser. Not that I don't enjoy a beer every now and again, but when I do, it's not this brand.

When I was little, we had a neighbor who used to drink a few Budweisers every evening. My parents didn't drink, so to my siblings and I, this was pretty unusual. Our neighbor would ask his son (our friend) to go "get me a cold one," which would crack the four of us up, every time. For some reason, the thought of getting someone a "cold one" was hilarious.

And if you're wondering, yes, we do ask each other to "get me a cold one" every so often, now that we're adults. It's a joke that never gets old.

(EDM 178-Something red)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thanks, Granny!


While my grandmother was recovering from her extended hospital stay, she encouraged me to sit at the table with her and draw. This is what I started, months ago, and finally finished yesterday. This jar was on her counter in the kitchen, and full of saltines. She let me empty it and bring it home to finish the drawing. I don't think she realized the jar would be gone for so long, but it is now officially on the way back to her house.

While I'm happy with how the whole thing turned out, I wish the portrait of myself weren't so cartoony. I used brush tip Pitt Pens, and they don't seem to lend themselves to fine details like a colored pencil would. I am giving the Pitt's a break and returning to Prismacolors for a drawing or two.

This one's dedicated to my granny, for her support and for the extended use of the subject matter!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Bedroom repaint-complete!

In our slow, slow process toward putting our condo on the market, we checked off one of the items on our "to-do" list-repainting the bedroom. It looks great, and the used painter's tape was pretty interesting looking as well.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Saf-T-Pop

Guess who had to visit the doctor yesterday? Technically, these Saf-T-Pops are reserved for children visiting the office, but an adult can have one too, if they ask nicely.

The doctor's office has given me several different drawing opportunities-like this and this. But that doesn't mean that I want to visit any more frequently than I already do. Once or twice a year is fine, thanks.


(This is also EDM 153, something in a plastic wrapper)