Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sketchbook Fabriano Challenge #7 in Gray-scale

As usual you have great plans but life throws you a curve ball. I got off track because of life. I'm praying for God's mercy to see me through.
So I have to regroup and hopefully finish this challenge before June 30th.
Sometimes when you fall you have to get up and keep trying.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Daily Face: May 7th

I'm not being responsible, I have so many things that I'm suppose to be doing at home, but I just want to enjoy myself. I know the Procrastination Monster will bite me later.

My Sketchbook Fabriano Gray-scale Challenge

Gray-scale #3
I decided to try a few more drawings since I started my challenge late and not at the beginning of the month. I'm not thrilled about number 3, but I like #4 and #5.

Gray-scale #4

Gray-scale #5

Daily Face: May 6th & Fabriano Challenge

A very uneventful day. Had a great morning run, work was the usual. I was so excited about adding another illustration in my Fabriano Sketchbook Gray-scale challenge and it came out hideous. I really don't like it. I tried to fix it but to no avail it does not speak to me. Then I had the dilemma of, do I really want to show something I don't like? Finally I decided to show it anyway. Hopefully it will make me become a better artist. I actually have a blog were I show my unwanted art called Fourborne Days of Art.
Gray-scale #2

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My May Challenge: Fabriano Sketchbook

Fabriano Sketchbook
I woke up this morning and decided to challenge myself. I have this sketchbook I purchased from Blick Art Supply its a Fabriano Sketchbook made in Italy. It has 40 pages. My challenge is to complete 35 pages by the end of May. Let me add this disclaimer: I am not good with challenges. However this will be the first challenge that I put on my blog that is not from someone else. Also I only plan on using my Tombo Dual Brush Pens in Gray-scale Palette to color all illustrations. This is my first drawing
Gray-scale Illustration #1


Tombo Dual Brush Pens Gray-scale

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Daily Face: May 5th

Nothing much to say. Another full day at work.

Daily Face: May 1st & 4th

As usual things were so busy that I was not able to post my current student portraits. These two portraits were requested by the students. When they come into my office and see my daily portraits they ask me to draw a picture of them also.

 Monday May 4th, you can tell that the school year is almost over, the children are very restless.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunday Face: May 3,2014


Sunday Sketchbook and Notes
Thanking God for all of his wonderful mercies he has show us. It was a good day. I like to keep my Sunday's simple. We went to worship service, came home, ate lunch, took a nap, watered my garden, went back to 6 o'clock service came home, ate a snack, watched a movie. Nothing fast pace or stressful. In my What to Wear illo I got tired of drawing so many small dots, so the dress looks more white than it should.
What to Wear

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Daily Face: April 29th and 30th & Chalk Pastels

 Well the end of April is here. In the South it means only 3 more weeks of school. I can say that it has been a pretty good school year. It went by really fast. Everyone is asking if I'm excited about my last child graduating from high school?, and the answer is yes. Then they say will you be sad? Currently I don't think so. I've listen to a lot of older women talk about how lonely their house became after their children all left. So I've been making sure as a mother to keep a small, secret part of myself where all my hopes and dreams go so that when this day came I wouldn't be lost because I poured all of myself into my children. I've made sure to invest in myself. I still have a list of things I would like to accomplish. Now that I will not wear all of those hats a mother with school age children wears I will be able to fully dive into the things I've didn't have time for. So stick around to see if I find out if my views are correct.


I went to an Estate Sell today, as usual I was looking for anything art related. I found these chalk pastels for less than $5, they are still new  Vintage Koss 48 Square Pastels



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daily Face: April 27th and 28th

My April 27th Student illo will have to be a redo. I really didn't do a good job. Although this student is in Junior High he has a lot of facial hair.
I really like my April 28th illo. I didn't get an opportunity to post yesterday. A project I was working on was delayed when both my Windows and Imac didn't want to cooperate.

Sunday Face: April 26th


 Went to Bible Study and Worship Service. Had dinner with the Marshall's. They Have a fabulous house in the country. If I live in the country I could raise chickens like my grandparents and grow lots of vegetables.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Daily Face: April 23rd & 24th

Yesterday I was so busy at work that I forgot to take a picture of my desk calendar. Today wasn't so busy. I was able to finish reading a book called "Who Switched Off My Brain?" by Dr. Caroline Leaf it was okay. Things that I have read before.
I'm afraid my daily drawing is only these daily student portraits. I have a schedule of what I should be creating everyday but it is just not working out that way. I have a my daily painting station set up but no painting is going on over there. It just sits and looks at me.



Paint Station Ready
Previous Paintings
Previous Paintings

Nothing Here

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Daily Face: April 22nd

Today was Earth Day and no one I know mentioned it. There were no special programs that I know of were I live. When my children were in elementary it was a big event, now nothing, how sad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daily Face: April 21st

My morning run made me very sleepy, so I sneaked back into the bed. Oh what a joyous feeling, for this is something I rarely do. The sun came out and then it was time to get ready for work. Remember to allow yourself to take joy in the simple things.

Monday, April 20, 2015

CED: Poetry Week 4

My submission for Creative Everyday the theme is poetry.

A look,
read as a gentle whispering breath
saying
let your mind hear the wind, 
and the water blue
hurrying deep from the sky.
by Fourborne

Daily Face: April 20th

While things were slow at work I picked up my book and started reading. I was transported into the pages.  I did not hear the student who had a paper-cut and needed a band-aid. That's what I love about reading.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Daily Face: April 17

Busy, busy days. Wake up at 4 am, made video for family night, went to work, came home, went to organize client, came home, went to family night came home worked on daughters hair and dress to get ready for prom on Saturday.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Daily Face: April 15th and 16th

I didn't go to work on the 15th, I hope everyone turn in their taxes on time. My husband said only people who wait to turn them in usually owe. The 16th was a very good day but my to do list is too long, I'm not going to get much sleep.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Do you love me my sister?

Sisters, they share the same parents yet they are different. Sometimes they know each others secrets and are told not to tell their parents. They can experience the same moment, yet remember it differently.They can love and hate each other, yet will be there. How do you remember your sister?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Daily Face: April 14th

Today was a good day at work. However when I am at work I can't wait to get home, play in the dirt, create art, and read a good book, but instead when you get home there's laundry, dinner to cook, house to clean and a host of to do's.

Paper 53: Imitation of Life

Tuesday's are for my Paper 53 personal challenge. Sometimes however my art does not turn out right. This is my rendition of my niece. I love her attitude in this dress.

Monday, April 13, 2015

CED: Poetry/ My Daily Face/ Something?

My weekly submission for Creative Everyday, the theme being poetry which  is not exactly my forte, but I'm giving it a shot. The drawing is not that great, but I was trying to focus on the words.

dreams were to bless,
time followed through the dark shadow,
like music in the night, vanishing in the morning.
by Fourborne
Daily Face: Student portrait
Something?

I had a good day at work. The time went by so fast. I drew my daily face portrait and scribble this woman on a scratch pad she's something.