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Laura1,Ink Sketch,Dee Overly Happy Sunday everyone!!

We lost an hour last night. It’s that time of year here in Michigan to move all the clocks ahead one hour. A trick to make me believe I’m sleeping in too long.

The Saturday Life Drawing I decided to share today is with my beloved Micron pen. I love these pens with their thin clean lines. And I love to scribble with them, mostly in some fashion of a circular motion. For the darker areas, I just keep scribbling and build up the ink. I like the flow of my hand continuing to move along on the paper, just building and building.

There is a mindless freedom to this for me. It’s in contrast to the detailed colored pencil work I do. Even though both have a therapeutic effect on me, they work differently on my mind.

Since I only have ten or twenty minutes to scribble up a figure, there’s an urgency in racing the clock. Somehow the fast scribbling releases any tension and stress lodged in my mind from the activities of the week. They get washed away in the movements of the pen.

Have a grand day!

Small Works Show

Silhouette Sky #32,3.5x2.5

The Northville Art House
Small Works Show
215 W. Cady Street
Northville, MI 48167
March 7 -30, 2008
There are more “small works” exhibits popping up around our state. I love it! It opens up more juried opportunities for my Silhouette Sky pieces.
This piece is done on Bristle Board, which has a smoother surface than the Stonehedge paper I use sometimes. I can’t put down as many layers of colored pencil, so I use this when I know that I’m probably only going to need four or five. The smooth feel of this paper is a nice change. I enjoy the meditation of the process for these little pieces.
Thanks for stopping by and have a grand day!

I’m Ready for the Snow to Leave

Silhouette Sky #29, Dee Overly, Colored Pencil

I’m looking forward to seeing all of the birds return. There are so few coming to the feeders, it’s been so cold.

Winter is so not my favorite time of the year. Scraping ice off the car, shoveling snow off the walk, nope, not into it. So, I’m looking for an early spring this year, with open arms.

This is a great time for staying in and working on the drawing board though. But I’m not getting quite as much art produced as I did last year at this time.

I’ve started an eCommerce business. Decided to branch out into some other things that I love to do. I’m a big fan of soymilk, so I built a website where I can sell the soymilk machine that I use and love.

This is why the posting has been thin these days. Still working on the concept of balancing my time between my two worlds. It’s a priority thing.

The art piece for today is another one of my ATC (artist trading cards) in the Silhouette Sky series, done in Colored Pencil. Have a grand day!

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