Sunday, September 14, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 24: A Couple

Day 24: A Couple




PB+J=BBF's 4EVER!!!

They're always hanging out. 
I swear,
people might think they're...
up to something. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 23: Something I Need

Day 23: Something I Need


Peace. 
I like this word. 
It could really lend to many wants. 

Peace for the world
Peace and quiet
Peace of mind...
(piece of pie?)

I ran around this with Zen Doodles because what could be more perfect?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 22: Something You Miss

Day 22: Something You Miss

Coffee!!!


My Caffeinated Tale of Woe.
A year ago or so,
I had the usual tests done for Cholesterol
and Triglycerides.

I did not do well on these tests.
Changes needed to be made!

My preferred method of coffee-making at the time
was a French Press.
I LOVED my French Press.
I wrote poems about it.
I adored the mechanics and ceremony of brewing in it.

In my googling of ways to lower Triglycerides,
I discovered you could lower them by using a paper filter with your coffee.
Something to do with an oil that paper filters off the foil filters don't.

But, I thought, I use a French Press!
I went downstairs to my conventional Coffee Maker
(kept there for when my dad visits) and there was the cache of filters.

I painstakingly cut filters to size.

Ok, this is going way too long about the French Press...
Perhaps I should've sketched a picture of that instead?

Long story short (too late)
I also went to 1/2 caf and eventually cut out coffee altogether.

My numbers went down CONSIDERABLY!

I drink tea now.
Tea is good...
Earl Grey rules.

But I still keep coffee, for guests I tell myself,
but the true reason is to open that cabinet in which the coffee is kept
and take a big sniff.
Just smelling it is enough to relax and invigorate.

I miss you coffee.
I hope you're doing well.







Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 21: Something You Want

Day 21: Something You Want

A Painted Peg Board for the Crafty Cave!



And the thing is,
we have the pegboard in the garage.

It's just a matter of  doing it.

Sometimes my procrastination
is an Olympic Event...
and I win the gold!
;)




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 20: Something Orange

Day 20: Something Orange


Today was "Something Orange"
I was "shocked" there was not a single Orange Marker in 
my budding Copic Collection.

One quick jaunt to Michael's later...



This spattering of circles, 
while orange,
may look like a bunch of oranges...

But there was something else I wanted to try 
and that's blending.
(Especially after getting my Colorless Blender!)

After watching a few tutorials I gave it a try,
noting which techniques used.

Thanks to Anika for the "Dot" idea.
Thanks to Melissa for being my "Marker Inabler".

Speaking of Melissa,
she's doing a Photo a Day challenge on her Instagram...
Her challenge was "Something Orange" too!
CRAZY!








Monday, September 8, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 19: Something New

Day 19: Something New 
Harem Pants!


I sewed some new harem pants to wear at my first ATS Level 2 class!

We've had a week off between sessions and I'm so pumped to belly dance again. 
(Not that I couldnt outside of class...but I think you get my drift.)

This was also the first endeavor with my colorless blender copic marker. 
I like the almost batik ness created. 
I'll definitely have to play around with this little guy. 



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Drawing Challenge Day 18: Just a Doodle

Day 18: Just a Doodle




So yesterday the family and I went to Pridefest in our town.
My absolute favorite part of the parade
was seeing my friend Jenn M
leading the motorcycles
(big stinky loud ones, mind you)
on her kick ass scooter!

She was smiling from ear to ear with
her adorable dog, Patterson, on her lap.

Such joy and cuteness tends to stick in my head!