Saturday, April 28, 2007

Challenge 116 - something green

This little whimsical plastic toy sits on the dashboard of my car. It was a toy I had when my nephews now in their twenties were babies. I boxed all the toys up when all the kids were grown but decided to keep the little green elephant out and put him on my dashboard. He or she makes me happy when I see it.
The little drawing is one of the first I did in my first traveling sketchbook. I was so eager to start the book that when I came out of the art shop I began drawing in the car straight away. I was waiting for my mother to come back from the hairdressers. That's what I love about the traveling sketchbook it has such great memories of my travels.
I have enjoyed the green challenge with EDM as there has been so many different interpretations of the green theme.
Lots of love from Susan

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Trolley challenge

I found this trolley in the street so I didn't have to draw it in the supermarket. It is a typical trolley used in Melbourne, Australia. It was a challenge to draw all the details. I didn't fit the wheels in on the page!!!
i use a trolley every week to get groceries and I have to put a dollar in a slot to get it and I get the dollar back when i return it. It gets people to return their trolleys rather than leaving them in the parking lot.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Challenge 37 - keys

The keys were really satisfying to draw getting all the shapes to match up. I don't have a lot of keys - just the house and car keys and keys to my mother's place. I used to have work keys before I retired. I am amazed at how many keys some people have. I often want to ask what they are all for.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Fence challenge

I live in a suburb of the city of Melbourne in Australia. Almost all of the houses, units and apartments are surrounded by fences of all types - high, low, brick, paling, picket, cement, new or old.
The front fences adjoin a cement path and small areas of grass with trees that are called nature strips.
The perspective in my drawing is a bit skewed. I will make another attempt in the future.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Challenge 11 - eyeglasses

These glasses looked really simple to draw but I got the angle wrong on one of the arms.
I started wearing glasses in my late 40s. I tried to avoid wearing them until the words got blurry. I am at the point where I need to wear them more often to read labels and small writing.
I often think of people who can't afford glasses and not being able to read or see properly. I am grateful for my glasses.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Embroidery 2

This is my second little embroidery. I am finding them delightful to do. My embroideries used to take me months to do. It's nice to finish something within the day.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia