However, as soon as they left the house, I grabbed grandson’s drawing gear and my Sketchbook Challenge sketchbook, determined to catch up on the 7 months I have missed out on. No paint, no glue, no fancy markers, just coloured kids’ pencils and markers and motifs which are right here in front of me. One hour, no waiting, 7 sketches, all done.
August: Everyday objects
My glasses which I have loved for 4 years although they don’t quite do the trick anymore so I have ordered 3 new pair of glasses (of which I needed 2 but the 3rd was free)
September: UnfurledA new flower on the beautiful orchid I got for Mother’s Day
October: ViewA rough outline of the view from where I sit but without the flowers and object d’art-s that adorn the sill – manmade structures and nature’s scenery, both beautiful in their own way
November: Imaginary animalsOk, so this bird is not right here in front of me; Norway might be exotic to some of you, but not that exotic
December: Trashed, ruined and decayThe edge of the carpet under the coffee table, worn where we usually sit, telling the story of the family with who it has been living for, oh I don’t know, 15 years
January: DoodlingDoodling a heart shape with fat markers which totally makes me seasick
February: Close up
A corner of my camera case which has really cool interlocking letters
Hopefully I’ll have time for more artistic attempts at sketching this month, but at least I caught up. Next on my list is quilting feathers for the Free motion Quilting Challenge on which I am (surprisingly enough) falling behind already.