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Fun with fungi

It’s been a while since my last post, summer got busy and focus on sharing my art was lost.  Now that autumn (and even some snow!) has arrived, I’m working on getting that focus back.  Art Safari is still having their Thursday sessions, this week was fungi.  Mushrooms are delicious and a healthy diet addition. Also, they’re very fun to study and draw!

Here are 2 pages of small sketches in a new Stillman and Birn alpha sketchbook.  I started adding a background to a couple, but stopped, as I’m not sure they look better with or without.  What do you think? With or without backgrounds?

With background

Without background

Art toolkit palette and Stillman and Birn sketchbook


Catching up with sketches

It’s always nice to complete a sketch and be happy with it.  Artists know that’s not always the case!

Here’s a few of my recent works.  Do I have a favorite? Yes, as a matter of fact I do.  Do you have a favorite of these three?

Tools I used

A few tools recently used to connect a new dryer


Rock cairn at Watkins Glen

A rock cairn seen on a hike in Watkins Glen

Kitchen display at CupaJo

Sketch of kitchen utensil display at a local coffee house/restaurant Cup a Jo


Well that’s embarrassing!

While everyone else was wishing a happy new year yesterday, I was busy minimizing, a favorite past time of mine. I emptied out a rarely used closet, only to find these:

So many art supplies!

So many art supplies!

Yes, of course I was ecstatic to find sketchbooks and watercolor pads that I had completely forgotten existed! The negative part is – just before my Morocco trip, I went looking for sketch pads to bring, and ended up ordering new ones because I couldn’t find these, tsk, tsk.

Instead of sketching these two drawerfuls, I will instead get right to finishing up my trip sketches and blog posts. AND, I guess I’ll “need” to make a “resolution” to use my sketchbooks, and not hide them away where they’ll be forgotten.