Tuesday, June 7, 2011

EDM, Purple Finches Colored Pencil Sketch and A Giveaway

It is quite late in the day for me to be just posting to my blog, but it has been a very full day and I've been on the run. I had an appointment in Jackson at 10 this morning and then spent a couple of hours with ZoĆ« (and my son, of course) cooing, babbling, and feeding a bottle, before heading for Mason and a hair cut. From there I went to Goodwill where I had the good fortune to find a Fisher-Price Spacesaver Highchair that can double as a baby seat. On the way home I stopped at Meijer's where I got fresh whitefish for the hubster to grill for dinner;  fresh romaine, cucumbers, mushrooms and dried cherries for a salad as a side dish; and a selection of frozen veggies from which to choose.

I got home just in time to get the groceries put away before a young man arrived to be tutored in Precalculus. I am now waiting for the young man who lives across the street to call so he can come over to be tutored in Algebra and am taking this little hiatus in my day to post.

I have a couple of things to show you. I did a quick (I mean really quick) sketch of a turtle for EDM 207 just now, 

and I also have a card I made using colored pencil of a purple finch and his Mrs. that I am sending to my sister Margaret.

I am having a giveaway either to celebrate closing in on 60,000 visitors or for no reason at all except that at the watersoluble media class I took with Kristy Kutch one of the goodies was a tin of 12 Derwent Inktense pencils and I already have that exact set. If you are interested in winning this wonderful goodie, just leave a comment on this post before my early morning post on Monday, June 13. That means that you should probably leave your comment sometime before late Sunday night.

This is an unopened tin of pencils that retail for somewhere in the neighborhood of $25. Good luck!!!!


And now I think I'd better get a move on and get the salad made for dinner and hope my student doesn't call until after dinner now that it is already 6:15. The Tigers are on at 8 this evening and I am hoping to be in the living room watching and am hoping for a win similar to last night. Go Tigers!!!


  1. I like your interpretation of something with a shell, lol! and the finches are adorable =)

    I am still a beginning student--taking classes and my art student daughter is a great help. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

    Hope you got dinner down before your student arrived!

    Ruth Molenaar

  2. Hi Vicki, you're doing a great job on those Adirondack chairs on the beach...tackling water, sand & shadows all at the same time!

  3. I have been following your blog for quite a while now and have never posted till now. Thanks for sharing your adventures in art with us!

  4. I love following your art journey. I am a self-taught water color / acrylic / pencil etc artist and am loving these media. Can't wait to see more of your work.

  5. I'm sure your sister will love the card.
    What a lovely giveaway Vicki, count me in!

  6. Very nice pictures, I love the birds :) The turtle is cute too! Have a great day :)

  7. I like those birdies! You do such nice work, Vicki. Thanks for sharing it with us. I don't always post, but i check here & enjoy it.
    Jeanne @ ArtistsoftheRoundTable

  8. I'm back (as you know), and have several of your posts to catch up on. I love the finches and the whimsical turtle! Nice work - I'm sure your sister will love the card. No need to include me in the drawing - I have those pencils, too, but it's very generous of you to share! hugs, nancy

  9. like your purple finch, the feathers marking turned out well

    like Lorna, am enjoying your adventure withe adiriondack
    chairs & the shadows we are learning as well as ehjoying the process
    Dianne Pearce

  10. I am a new EDM member and just popped in to check out your latest work. Love the turtle. So simple yet still has a 3D feel. And I would love to be included in your give away drawing. I have been looking at the Inktense pencils but haven't bought them yet.

  11. Ooh, I'm entering! I don't have watercolor pencils - I have some of the watercolor crayons by Staedtler but they have to be used a little differently than pencils would be.

    Love the card, by the way. Great contrast in the colors.

  12. Love the birds and the turtle. Count me in for the drawing.


  13. Aw, the finches are adorable! Your sister will love them, for sure! Your turtle is a cutie too :D

  14. your finches are really nice I think your sister will love them

    carolyn h

  15. My goodness and you squeezed in a blog post with all that going on!

    Love the finches and for a quick sketch, your turtle looks mawhvelous.

    Have a great day!


    Tracy (fellow Creative Every Day gal)

  16. Good morning, Vicki,

    I saw your giveaway notice on the Everyday Matters yahoo digest today.
    I’d like to enter.
    Can’t manage to leave a comment on your blog site.
    Can you enter me?

  17. Your posts are making me feel guilty! Drawing is a lot of work!! I really should take a class. Please include me in the draw, because I know the pencils would be a lot of fun to use.

  18. Hi, Vicki,
    I've been following your EDiM and now June posts - and I am amazed at your discipline - good for you! I would love to win the Inktense pencils. I've been thinking about trying them. They sound pretty cool. Glad you had time with your grandchild. What fun! Have a great weekend.


  19. :) Love those birds, and the turtle is cute Vicki!