While I had to miss Saturday's get together (both the one with the Michigan ATC artists and the family one), I did go to Sunday's festivities. Little Miss 7 made her First Communion and I am so glad that I took some medicine and packed lots of cough drops and went. Here she is with her teacher and the pastor of her church:
When I got home from the reception at her Mom's house after taking a several hour nap, I remembered that it was May 1 and if I was going to participate in Every Day in May, I had a bit of work to do. I decided to use this journal since the binding ripped a bit when I sewed it. I may have to take it apart at some point and reinforce the spine more securely and sew it together again.
Exercise #101 (the first one on the list) is "Draw a bar of soap". I went into the bathroom and opened the shower curtain and sat down and drew the bar of soap where it rested in the shower alcove.
|After I posted it to the flickr site, I decided I'd better get a bit more colorful and creative in my work. There are some really nice journal pages there.|
And finally this morning I got out my pan pastels and did a rough underpainting of the barn picture I am working on. I rather like it, but had a bit of difficulty mixing the yellow and blue to get a green I liked. I think the trees in the right background need more blue in them to set them back a bit, and I need to make a bit greener green for the "path" along the fence line.
|I think I will use colored pencil over this underpainting as I work to finish it.|
That is all I have for today, but considering the schedule of family related things and this cold that is definitely slowing me down, I don't feel that I've done too badly. I hope to have more for you tomorrow. Meanwhile your comments and/or suggestions are very welcome. I'd love some input.