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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Imagine (Sunday Sketches)

Simple sketch today due to another busy week around here. The original was of course by the master, Picasso. Not a huge fan of all of his works but I think his simple line drawings and paintings are quite beautiful. The song Imagine, by John Lennon has been playing in my head all week (though I'm yet to actually go to YouTube and put it on) The song makes me think of this dove drawing or at least a similar one.

We've had a sad week here. This past Tuesday we found out that even with the radiation and 3 rounds of chemo, my Father-in-law's tumours have grown. Now he has basically given up and I'm not even sure he'll last to the end of the month let alone the end of summer. Also on Tuesday, my Mom got a call from the home where her partner has lived for the last 5 years (he suffers from dementia) and was told that he wasn't doing well. We went there to see him and knew we were going to lose him, which we did on Tuesday evening. Though he's been in a home for quite some time, this was still a shock because for the most part, he had always seemed healthy.

His funeral was yesterday and I didn't bring my kids. Such a hard choice. They hadn't seen him in years because he didn't remember them, but for some reason my youngest had memories of being with him. He took it quite hard when I told them, but then by the next day he had bounced back, with just a question or two, here and there. I think the idea of death was what affected him most (not that he didn't care about this person or my Mom's feelings). So my children, who have never lost anyone in their lives, will inevitably be experiencing a lot of loss in a short time this summer. My kids are very close to my father-in-law and I'm so worried about them (well mostly my youngest) stressing that everyone is leaving them.

Anyway, all of this is probably the reason Imagine and the dove have been playing around in my head. Didn't mean to do a full unload but honestly spending a little time drawing something to share for Sunday Sketches has probably been the most relaxed I've felt in days, even if it was for less than 10 minutes.



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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Doodles

I really want to have a pencil and a marker in my hand a lot lately, but unfortunately my time hasn't really been my own much lately. So, I figured I might as well doodle because it doesn't take a lot of time and it's fun and relaxing. I'm not quite done the second doodle. I want to add more to it and to get it coloured. The peace/love/laugh doodle is one I found online and I love it. There is just something about the simplicity and the doodle/graffiti style. I've made it my desktop wallpaper and I may have to put it in a frame.



Friday, July 4, 2014

Trees (Sunday Sketches)

I've been wanting to draw trees lately.  I finally finished one I started a couple months ago. Then I worked on a simple one (with the swing) with my 8 year old drawing beside me. I love how his turned out but he doesn't want me to share it.

I started a faerie picture for faerie day but I can't seem to get back to it. I don't know if trees are inspiring me because of what is going on in our lives with my father in law being so ill but for some reason, trees seem to fit the bill of what I need to be drawing.

We celebrated my father in law's 70th birthday this past weekend and it was a lovely day. He was so alert. He ate, joined in conversation and laughed a lot. I'm so glad he was able to have a birthday like that. There are days when he is feeling so unwell and despondant that we wonder if he will be with us at the end of the summer.

Anyway, maybe the trees signify life to me...beauty, strength and being alive...







Friday, June 20, 2014

Faerie Day (and Sunday Sketches)

I absolutely adore anything to do with magic, mystical and faeries. I was so excited to read on Victoria's  Pencil and Wing blog that June 24th is Faerie/Faery Day. Over the years I've drawn quite a few faeries. I've picked a few of my favourites to share here, along with a drawing of a Faerie Tree (that looks very simplistic but took a very long time to complete) I'm working on a new one to add to the group for next Tuesday (June 24th). I haven't drawn anything magical in a bit so I'm excited by this.

**Even though these are pics weren't drawn specifically for Sunday Sketches, I've never posted them there so I'm going to include them for this week. Hopefully we can get more people knowing about Faerie Day that way and adding more to the magic.








Monday, June 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesdays- Wonder what they're thinking?

They were goofing around in all the pictures but for some reason this shot came out so serious.



Friday, June 13, 2014

Full Moon (Sunday Sketches)

A full moon on Friday the 13th... that's gotta be giving off some magik energies. Apparently it's called the "Honey" moon and it won't be seen again for another 35 years. If you are interested in reading a blurb on it click HERE.  I found this pic in my facebook feed from a crystal place that I follow. It doesn't have quite the same impact without colour but it's still kind of cool.

btw...can anyone tell me if they can see a slide show of my art in the "at a glance" section on the upper right side of my blog. It's not showing up for me anymore but it says it's because my security blocks it. If no one can see it though, I might as well take it down. Thanks! (EDIT: I've removed it. It's been gone for a while for me and it's driving me crazy every time I sign onto my blog...thanks Tammie for the the feedback)




Sunday, June 8, 2014

Girl in Sunglasses (Sunday Sketches)

Quick drawing today. This is another one of the pics I've seen on Pinterest. I debated colour but decided that I want to start going back to my old style for a bit, which is all graphite. Feeling excited about drawing again. :)

Happy Sunday Sketches everyone!