May 2015 Archives

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Eight of them.
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Just a little there.

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Leaves outside the bedroom window are lit from the apartment upstairs. Roses are just beginning to bloom.
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Cut lemon - fun to draw with crayons and think about color and geometry.
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Sweet onion, with its flattened shape.
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Just wanted to draw something small tonight.
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We took a day trip to Colchester.
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Left from a takeaway dinner.
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Beads made from bits of pipe stem, found while mudlarking by the Thames foreshore - strung at home.
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Impromptu celebration.
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Still having fun with watercolor crayons and the color blue.
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I've been thinking a lot about portraiture, working on a version of myself from life in my oil painting class.
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Appreciating the geometry of a carrot stick.

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Jet-lagged, I think of sleep and remember the view from this weekend.
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Drawn without looking at the page in the plane headed home to London. Color added afterwards.
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As seen from an upstairs window.
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Listening to the water at night.
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Keeping the shade up so I can see the ocean at first light tomorrow.
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Putting things together as I get ready to make a surprise visit to my parents.
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From a restaurant meal.
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Recharging.
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Not yet used in a school lunch.

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A tiny fern is growing out of a crack in our garden wall. 
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The red leather zipped pouch I made for my pens and brushes.
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I keep taking my keys out of my bag to lend them to a family member who has misplaced another set, so they were on the table tonight when it was time to draw. 
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Lots of stacks of papers these days... it's the season for signing things.
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And yesterday's domes led me to thinking about onions tonight.

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Day trip to Brighton, with blue skies. The Royal Pavilion looked like something made of cake and icing.
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Five small tomatoes in the Spanish bowl we bought in Amsterdam.
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Looking toward the kitchen from a chair by the garden door. The pear is there, somewhere on the table, but hidden by some other clutter.

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