Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Illustration Friday - Breakfast

The Illustration Friday theme this week is breakfast. Too bad they couldn't have come up with one that would suit me better. Heh-heh.

Just kidding. I loved going to my usual bakery to do my usual sketching while my clothes were in the dryer at the laundromat as usual.

I was just getting ready to snap one of my usual photos of the sketch-in-progress when a woman walked into the shot. For some reason I suddenly felt self-conscious about taking the picture, so I snapped the photo quickly without actually looking at it and stuffed the camera into my bag.

I didn't see the result until I got home. Isn't it great? The mug looks so shiny! And you can see the reflection of my sketchbook in it. As for the people...um. Not so much.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Illustration Friday - Diary

This one is a bit of a cheat, because I wasn't actually writing in my diary at the time. But I might have been. I might have been writing "Dear Diary: Aaauuughhh! Save me from the buskers!"

For four days each year, they set up their amplifiers and gather their screaming crowds right under my window. They are so loud that I can't listen to the radio, watch TV, sleep or think. This year they did it during a heat wave. So on Sunday I escaped to Wolfe Island and sat at a picnic table in the shade until a different kind of visitor came and joined me. This one was much quieter than the buskers--but equally determined to keep me from working!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tiny Little Sketch Box

I'm excited about my new sketchbox. Look how small it is!

I made it out of an empty mint tin and one of those plastic doo-hickies that allergy pills come in. The eye-drop bottle holds enough water for a couple of paintings, and I can get by with just one Kleenex (for wiping my brush and cleaning up afterward.) Hooray for the end of allergy season!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day, Eh?

I had the most wonderful day. I felt thoroughly happy from breakfast to fireworks. I hope you felt the same way!

I took some photos and assembled them into a short slideshow. Click here to view it. Check out all those smiling faces, eh? That's the kind of day it was!