Drawing 11-25-18

11-25 drawing

I began at the nest on this drawing, and just as I was circling the soft inner bed I became extremely pleased with the way Pilot G-2 07 seemed to lighten up for that very purpose.

However, as I bore down for the thicker twigs bent around the outer part of the nest it became apparent that my trusty Pilot had completely run out of ink!

Thankfully, I have in my stash of supplies a new pen recommended by my writer friend, Brad* – a Jetstream made by UniBall (“When inspiration strikes, count on the performance and design of Uni-Ball”).

All this focus on pens and ink made me forget to mention the sneaky appearance of a fish into this composition. Hmm…

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Clementine box, bee hive, twigs, bird’s nest


Drawing 11-24-18


Very strange marks here on the opposite page. I don’t know what to say other than I had no goal in mind when I sat down here at this desk. I wasn’t even planning to sit – just walked past it doing other things in my work space and saw out of the corner of my eye this open book of drawings – opened to yesterday’s page. I can’t seem to help this desire to play around with drawing the same thing every day. It’s like a meditation. Oh, and by the way, my mind was a super mess of chaotic thoughts going every which way (sort of like the drawing) but now I feel better. Thank you, Pilot G-2 07 ❤️

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Drawing 11-23-18

Train of thought as I draw…my brain is a pinball machine.

Drawing 11-23-18
Drawing 11-23-18

Train of thought as I draw: wonder what family of birds lived in this little nest…Shelby Lynne is such a genius!!! As I’m listening to “I can’t Imagine” in the background…I think she’s a courageous writer of lyrics and tunes…Don’t forget add these holes. I like how they create a background that can go anywhere…Give me a ruler – Quick! Feel like making some order here…OH YES a checker board table cloth. My brain is a pinball machine…

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Drawing 11-22-18

Yes, those are bees looking out at me from inside the beehive: the queen has trapped them and they are pleading to me for help – so on this Thanksgiving Day I will set them free. I will pardon them like the Whitehouse turkey. Bee kind. Bee loving. Bee truthful. Bee giving. Bee bop a-lu-ee.  

Finally, my brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…Bee these (Phil. 4:8)

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Drawing 11-21-18

My Quiet Place

Oh my. I watched the morning news before sitting down in my quiet place to draw. This is what happens with an agitated brain and a hand armed with a Pilot G-2 07. Do I feel calmer now that I’ve unleashed some marks on paper? A bit.

Drawing 11-21-18

It certainly is more fun to draw with my imagination rather than trying to stay within the confines of reality.

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