Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Doodle

I probably shouldn't even post anything today. I didn't have any down time in my classroom today. So... here's some doodling I did during a meeting after school. Maybe something more interesting will come along soon. :-)

Monday, September 29, 2008

The sketch-fest continues...

Well, here are a couple of sketches from today. I guess these will keep coming for a little while. It feels good to get the images out of my head, even if they are very rough. Hope your week is off to a good start.

Friday, September 26, 2008

I am good.

I missed my drawing a day yesterday, because I was not at work. So... here is my drawing for today. Have a great weekend. I'm gonna' try to. I'm good.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today is a tiny day

I didn't have much time today to sketch, so I did a tiny little drawing of a little friend in my classroom. This little guy is two by two inches. Hey, it still counts as a drawing a day. :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Day Job

I never blog about my day job, so I thought I would post a few of my tropical bird examples. I have been teaching 4th and 5th graders to draw them. Aren't they silly? Fun! Fun!

Almost A Week

Maybe I'll just do a drawing a day for a while. I seem to be in the zone. This one is called "Almost A Week".

Monday, September 22, 2008

A couple of monochromatic paintings

Here are a couple of monochromatic paintings that I started a few weeks ago. The pink one is called "Awake", and the grey one is called "With You". Both are bigger than they look, the whole painting won't fit on my scanner.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The first one, and thoughts

Ok, so in the extra time that I have recently had. I have been doing some drawing and painting. Here is one, and it is still somewhat rough. I mean, I painted it out of my head, so some of the features are probably way off. In fact, I know they are, but oh well... Anyway, what I wanted to share was what happened in a fifth grade class yesterday. I had a student who always finishes early come talk to me. He wanted to see my painting, he really liked it and started sharing his thoughts about it. (Wow, it always amazes me how intuitive and smart kids are.) He understood all the symbolism and made suggestions. I was impressed. But, the last thing he said is what struck me the most. He asked me if I was almost finished, and I said yes, then he asked "so... you're gonna' let the man win?" All, I could do is stare at him in disbelief and then think to myself. "No! I'm not." I still have more images to work out but I have a new perspective now, and I'm grateful for that.

Second one, and thoughts

Ok, this is the second image (drawing). It is VERY rough... haven't even tried to look at a photo or anything to make proportions and features correct. Even so, the feelings that I was trying to get out are all there. This image is cropped, there is more at the top and on the right-hand side. I think it has a lot of potential. I call it " Don't worry, I'll give it back." heh. Anyway... here it is.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Well, I'm painting again...

Guess I will be posting some new paintings soon. They are not really the subject I had hoped for, but I think the images will still be beautiful in their own way. I have been working through some 'things' on canvas and paper, and hopefully I will have some images to post soon. Stay tuned, this should be interesting...

Monday, September 1, 2008

My Poor Little Garden

My little garden was very neglected this summer. I'm actually surprised that I had so many plants survive. I think I watered less than five times all summer and it was HOT. I spent some time nursing it back to health this morning. I sure can't wait until it starts cooling off and I can get some fall color in it. This morning I got a new white Salvia Greggii and some pale coral verbenas to put in it for now. Tiger approved. She likes the yard much better when it's not as tall as she is. ;-)