Saturday, May 30, 2009


Click on photo to read small print.
Another Eastport memory that is
a treasure along with the things
I came upon that screamed, "Buy me!"

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Click on photo to see bigger
I found this page I hadn't ever posted
as it's a EDM Challenge to draw a spray bottle
I decided to post it rather late as it was done last Oct.
I think at the time if I had looked around
more I could have found other bottle's
that some artist designed, as all man made things are
....even animals design for their needs....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Here's another landscape in Eastport
Maine. I just had to open the kitchen door
to take a photo of the rooftops that are
down hill to another street--to the Bay.
As you watch you can see the mists lift,
the colors brighten and the far away
Campobello Island in Canada become clear
while right in front of you is a strong
sun light---a wild mix for the artist to
play with.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Where's Winna??????

Just to let you know I am busy with a class that will go on for quite awhile---I will still post here occasionally, but not as often---I'm working on one right now.... above see one of the scenes I am doing ---they are not my favorite thing to do but already I have taken some better photos while looking for sweeping vistas that aren't as popular here in Connecticut as they are out in them thar hills in the West where the wagon trains made nice meandering paths thru the we look down hill and see tree tops mostly---but hunting has opened up some new sights to me. I also enjoy others that are in the class, too.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

By The Sea Studio

EDM # 184

Draw Something You've Always Wanted

(click photo to see text better)


It's great to see somebody

make their dream come true.

I personally want the studio by the

sea but more barn sized

with a few comfort conveniences

I loved seeing this place

each day.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Cat That Sat

EDM # 30
Draw A Chair
May 2009
Here we are in the
Slayter Memorial Museum's
dimly lit entry way,
encircled by
ancient Egyptian artifacts.
A stream of light falls on the
tiles and across a modernistic
folding chair...where
the cat chooses to sit.....
(see the heart?)

Monday, May 11, 2009

"If At First"

On my front porch the Robins
came again this year to try a
nest in the bull head bell ---it
seems the Mrs. doesn't like
me to come out the door but
otherwise she's content to
sit on her three blue eggs.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thankful Ideas

EDM # 42 draw something
you are thankful for.....
From a set up in my
living room came this
journal spread....
A vintage checkerboard,
a phrenology head and a
shrimp boat model....

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Faces In My Mind

Left click to be able to read the text.
Drawing faces from memory would
improve with practice I would imagine.
At any rate, I see what I saw in these
people and would never say
who is who to listen to the "no ways" from
people, who have their own ideas.
I will add that in the previous journal
page with the colored pencils in
the bowl---what I found that I had
lost was a tube of Raspberry
Lemonade Blast Blistex lip balm..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Breakfast and Barnboards

EDM #18 Draw a view through the
window of just about anything
(left click on photo to see enlarged)


Going out to breakfast with

Gail has been a highlight in my

life as we both bring show and tell

bags and catch up on our lives..

I also eat more than I ever do

at home and marvel that I

manage not to leave a crumb

on the plate. The time too

soon, comes for us to get in

our cars out in the parking lot by the

railroad tracks and as I head out

I see this great old barn and then

have to turn

right to go home. It always

reminds me of bygone days when

barns were the best things to work in,

to play in and to store things away. I'd

love to have one out in my yard right now.

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Yellow Is The Color:"

EDM #222
Draw your favorite drawing tool.
May 4 2009
I did this as quick as I could
with the #2 pencil as I sit with
many other art pencils
I own trying to vie
for number one position.
I have been in an "I
can't draw" funk and
needed to get this out fast
and now I do feel better.