Friday, August 29, 2008

Manager's Special

The "Manager's Special" from Dunkin' Donuts. I don't know how the manager decides what the special is going to be, but it's always a donut with frosting and sprinkles on the top. This one also happened to have chocolate goo in the middle. I bought it for my son, but when he forgot about it, I decided to turn it into a drawing instead. I took the bites out of it to reveal the center. It was good, but good in the way where you know it will make you sick if you eat the whole thing, so I didn't. I returned it to its' intended owner for that purpose.

EDM 96-draw something sweet.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Marital furniture

This couch (and its' companion oversized chair and ottoman) were the largest furniture investment Dan and I made for our condo when we were married six years ago. It came from Crate and Barrel, and I suspect there are many people who were married around the same time who own the same items.

EDM 148, something comforting, because I like to utilize its' horizontal space for the dual purposes of reading and resting. And watching Jeopardy! at 3:30.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

For Matthew

This is a series of three sports-themed drawings I did for the son of my friend Meredith. Considering I know very little (and I mean that) about sports, I'm happy with how they came out. I think I learned a little something with each drawing, one thing being how to draw the various logos, and also how to draw the complex and interesting (although questionably visually attractive) Assembly Hall at U of I. (PS-For those who don't know, the I-L-L-I-N-I is a cheer Illinois fans do while watching the Fighting Illini play. I went to a handful of sporting events in college, so I know that much.) Go Illini!

Matt is still to young to talk, so he'll have to indicate his feelings about these drawings to me in some other way.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Flying Saucer

I am, without fail, always able to find something else I need to be doing when I really want to be drawing. Mostly it involves cleaning something, taking care of someone 3 or under, or doing some lesson planning/paperwork/email that needs to be done. I always end up frustrated that I am not drawing or painting more often, which is what I really want to be doing. Yesterday, I had an hour between classes. I told myself I was going to draw during that time, no distractions. And that is what I did, darn it. I hope yesterday was the start of a more focused approach to my art. Correction..yesterday WAS the start of a more focused approach to my art.

By the way, I'm making this EDM 176, "Something Summer." We stopped at Whole Foods last Friday so Sean (age 3) could use the washroom. Along the way, I couldn't resist picking up some gorgeous produce, and almost a cool purse made of recycled fabrics. But then I said, "Whoa Becky, pull in the reins! Aren't an avocado, two peaches, and a few tomatoes enough?" For now, they are. But I know where you are, purse with the fish on it!