Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birthday Girl, Her Art, & Today's Sketch

My first born grandgirl just turned 9 last week. Just before her birthday she made her first trip to the orthodontist to begin her treatment. She has a palate expander and a Herbst appliance. It is causing her teeth to move apart so I had to take a picture so we can have a record to look back on and remember.

Here is my little beauty with her newly acquired "Lauren Hutton" gap.

And here is a bit of art she made for me using my Caran d' Ache Neocolor IIs and a bit of water on a brush.

I've done my 3 mile jog on the treadmill and decided to return to the scene of the activity and do a quick sketch of the view from there. I'm afraid the scale is not very good and the bridge looks a bit wonky, but here it is for what it is worth.

Maybe I should take some lessons from my girl tribe.

The Nadal/Berdytch match is on and I'm going to get a bottle of water and settle down in front of the TV and watch it a bit. Did you see the Clijsters/Wozniacki match last evening? Wow! I'm calling Kim for the champion when all is said and done.

Hope you are finding time to do some art and catch some of the Australian Open.

I am still waiting to hear from Tracey so I can send her the prize she won in yesterday's drawing. I am going to be going away for awhile at the end of the month and would like to get this prize in the mail before I go. If I don't hear from Tracey by Friday, I will choose another name from the comments.



  1. Well I think your sketch is great - the bridge is fine.

  2. Love the Lauren Hutton gap, and that drawing is great.... I love drawing with Phoebe...and have sent you off an email with address.... laughed that we were sitting watching the tennis at the same time, mind you in opposite time zones.... funny to think we are doing the same thing from opposite sides of the world...xx

  3. Daughter is beautiful ~ lovely art work and your sketch is great ~ good to have time for art ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/CED

  4. Your granddaughter is adorable! I am not one to who should give advice about scale- my answer for my lack of scale skills is to make it all so wonky it looks like meant to do it.

  5. Miss P's work is charming, the gap is quite cute, and wonky is fun!! hugs, nancy