Sunday, February 20, 2011

Someone Viewed My Sketchbook!!


We just wanted to let you know that talullah p. just viewed your sketchbook (#24807) at Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY!

Your book has been viewed 1 time so far.

The Brooklyn Art Library Librarian

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Grampi and Granddaughter participated in the Sketchbook Project.
The theme of their sketchbook was "Storybook".
The best story was the time they spent together creating.
They will leave it up to you to create your own stories
to accompany their drawings.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sketchbook 2010

This is the cover of my "Sketchbook Project", a "Zentangle.
The theme for my sketchbook was "It must be...."

I started my sketchbook on August 8,2010 with high hopes of filling every page with a special drawing. But life had a way of raveling the fabric of my plan, and my sketchbook became a patchwork of my art projects.

A favorite coffee cup was the subject of this entry.

The low spark of high heeled boys....

Patterns In The Sand.

A Day At The Beach.
Hammonaset Beach, CT

My ATC for a "Sea" themed swap with family.

And then it was fall and pumpkin time.

Gourd Still Life.

And just for fun, leaf rubbings.

I have a thing for bugs, especially cicadas, finding them fascinating.
Using a how to draw book I tried my hand at sketching "Bugs".

A Bugs Life...

Praying Mantis

Scarab Beetle

Assassin Bug
Mary's Bug
(Looking at it sideways, it spells my name.)

I was fortunate to be able to take a sculpting class with Ankie Daanen from
the Netherlands and Spain. These photos show the process over 4 days.

For the past three years, since she was one, my granddaughter and I have collaborated on our Christmas card, each one having a version of Christmas tree painted by us on the front. This was this year's card. The original was painted on 24" x 30" cardboard box.

It must be a "Really Good Hot Chocolate" recipe.
We have needed this more than ever this winter
as we are breaking records for snow fall amounts

This is a sketch of our house using a photo taken on December 26
during the Blizzard of 2010.

Each year The Fabric Manglers, our doll group, gets together
to celebrate the holidays. In recent years we have done an ornament swap.
I made A Snowflake Ornament.

"Time uncovers the many faces within us".
John Gallos
This is one of my all time favorite quotes.

An Affair Of The Heart

A heart collage of a few of my favorite things.

An acrylic painting done during a painting lesson
given to me by my four year old granddaughter.
"Grammy use a little brush, paint yellow here, like this..."
Oh to be young and free!

A "Zentangle" Heart.

Friendship Collage


I have had an affair of the heart with my husband for over 40 years.
His question, jotted down on a scrap of paper, inspired this drawing.

Since our granddaughter has come into our life our standard goodbye
has become, "Goodbye, I love you more than....
In this case it is cupcakes but it could just as easily have been,
coffee, chocolate, beans, sunshine, ... you get the idea.

And as final page and a parting thought, "The Winds of Change".
"The winds of change blow favorably upon all
who seek their direction.
Charles N0el van Sandwyk