August 2010 Archives

day2073.jpg

Back to school week - keeping things together.
| 1 Comment
day2072.jpg

I've just realized that this particular plastic duck is older than any of my children.
| 2 Comments
day2071.jpg

Lime from the kitchen counter.

| 1 Comment
day2070.jpg

Doll's forearm.  Not sure where this one came from, but it's been in a bowl of small change on my bureau for a long time
day2069.jpg

One foot is folded under me, the other one sticks out.


day2068.jpg

Not too many more days in the year for wearing these comfortable sandals...
day2067.jpg

By winter, we will have forgotten what these taste like.
day2066.jpg

Having drawn with a stick and ink earlier today, I used the same stick to draw two more trees.
| 1 Comment
day2065.jpg

Glass, empty, on the table.  Found myself wanting to use a brush today, and black and white, after lots of days of fine lines or painted color.
day2064.jpg

We got out the playing cards, but decided we felt like talking instead.
| 2 Comments
day2063.jpg

Another one.  Because we have many right now - so good to eat.
| 2 Comments
day2062.jpg

Some of the tomatoes we have right now are unusual.  This one is mostly dark green, but I can tell by feel (and scent) that it's ripe and ready for the table.
day2061.jpg

So fresh, it still has a leaf.
| 2 Comments
day2060.jpg

A small rag I use for wiping off my brushes becomes a flower-like shape.
| 1 Comment
day2059.jpg

We cut down this hillside when we walk to our favorite city pool.
| 5 Comments
day2058.jpg

Made by a child from cups, masking tape, papier mache, and paint.
day2057.jpg

Got three watercolor pencils at the art store today.  Colors felt tentative and awkward at first, but after I added a little gouache to the composition, I liked it better.
| 1 Comment
day2056.jpg

Bottle of tacky white glue toward the back of my desk.  Left to dry with the cap unscrewed, so no telling whether any glue can be induced to come out when I need to use it next.  Have tightened the cap after the fact. 
day2055.jpg

On the hillside by the public pool. (And hmm, the Hi-Tec C pen is not waterproof if the brush with paint on it is really wet and the pen's ink has not yet had time to dry.)
| 1 Comment
day2054.jpg

For breakfast tomorrow...
| 1 Comment
day2053.jpg

Recharge. Update software. Sync.  (Lather, rinse, repeat.)
day2052.jpg

Drawn with a Pilot Hi-Tec C 0.25 - a kind of pen I haven't used in a long time. (I got a batch that weren't reliably waterproof, and gave up on them for a while.)  Ordered a new one from jetpens.com because I missed that fine fine line, and lo and behold, it doesn't smudge when I wash over it with color. I've been using it for more than a week, now, and am happy to have it back in my pencil case.

day2051.jpg

Stars came and went behind the clouds as we watched, lying on our backs in the grass.  A dog came over to make friends, but no Pleiades visible for us tonight - too much city light, too many clouds.
| 4 Comments
day2050.jpg

Such cheerful fruit.
| 4 Comments
day2049.jpg

Given a choice, I prefer zucchini.

pit

day2048.jpg

Local peaches are even better than yesterday's melon.
day2047.jpg

Cantaloupe. Local.  Thought I'd paint a slice, but the scent was too tempting, the flavor perfect.  So I ate and then painted, rather than the other way around.
| 1 Comment
day2046.jpg

Ready to do a little bit of proofreading, then hope for another good rainstorm while we sleep.
day2045.jpg

Nothing matches the taste of a local tomato in August.
day2044.jpg

A few left from an assortment of rice crackers.
day2043.jpg

Two ends of an orange ribbon hang down from the edge of my bureau, like bookmarks.  Here's where I stopped picking things up today.  Perhaps tomorrow...

here:

near:

my work elsewhere:

my work for sale:

beside myself:

a mini blog made of my recent bookmarks (via del.icio.us)

monthly archives:

Creative Commons License
This blog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.