Past issues

I found drawings I did back in December of 2016 on my hard drive. I had a lot of anger issues over a certain event that November. Bet you can’t guess what precipitated those feelings.

But to end on a slightly upbeat note…

I don’t know why I don’t do more ink drawings. Could it be that I don’t have enough time between writing, authoring, baking, knitting, volunteering for SCBWI, 12×12, and a few more things?

What, this old piece of #art?

I did a drawing exercise in an art class for non-art majors once and hubby likes it so much he has had it hanging in his office for the past 24 years.

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What a week…and not in a good way

In the past several days we had trespassers we had to call the county sheriff for, I had a couple of agent rejections, my dad has had recurring dizzy spells (he’ll be 80 next year), and a dear family friend (our age) died of cancer.

This old sketch (5 minute Inktober drawing) kind of captures how I feel right now.

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That’s entertainment

My sister and I used to watch this show called That’s Entertainment, a compilation of movie clips from 20th Century Fox based on a particular theme each episode.

These critters’ entertainment is much more low-tech. 🙂 Hand puppets are classic, though.

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Looking for love in all the wrong places

image.jpegNow I’d never call myself a country music fan but I judge songs by individual merit and not by the genre classification. So, I end up liking–no, loving–a number of country music tunes such as the one in my post title.

If you don’t know the ditty by Johnny Lee, go take a listen.

I hope you and the mouse find what you’re looking for–a spouse, a best friend, an agent, etc. Happy Sunday!

#DoodleDay “you pick” – zitting cisticola

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What the heck happened to the morning and half the afternoon?? The last four days of June’s Doodle Day Challenge were supposed to be pick-your-own-animal days, but they’ve turned out to be more like “use an old piece” day, which is okay, too. I’m choosing not to be hard on myself about it.

I do apologize for slacking off on visiting other people’s blogs though. But it’s summer time and the internet is iffy (because satellite internet is stone-age technology), so what’re you gonna do?

National Superhero(ine) Day #doodlewashaday

I spend the morning at the last physical therapy session for my frozen shoulder and grocery shopping, so my time is precious this afternoon, and I can either spend it drawing or working on some writing. I’m choosing the latter, so for National Superhero/ine Day, I’m posting a piece I’d done a year and a half ago. It was not long after I bought the ArtStudio app for the iPad and I was still playing with it, trying to figure out how it worked. I drew this with my (shaky) finger as it was before I bought a stylus.

I’m a huge superhero(ine)/comic book fan. I started watching the old Adam West Batman shows in Hong Kong when I was about 7 years old and was a DC fan for many years. Then friends of my sister got us into the X-Men, and I’ve been hooked by Marvel since. But enough reminiscing…I have real writing (as if) to do.

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National Tell A Story Day #doodlewashaday #kidlitart + #SelfieDay links

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I’m re-using another oldie for the National Tell a Story Day, because 1) I kind of like this nearly-a-couple-of-decades old drawing, and 2)  I don’t have time to do a drawing today. Wouldn’t you like to know what story that bird is telling?

I’m so pleased that 8 people joined me in #SelfieDay this month on WordPress! **Edited to add Myriam and Birgit’s entry. Several of you went with line drawings, one of my favorite ways to do a selfie:

Susan: https://susanfeniakart.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/selfieart-day-not-really-a-doodlewashaday/

Jill: https://artjillkuhn.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/a-sketch-of-me/

Yvette: https://yvettecarol.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/selfie-art-day/

Myriam…who painted beautiful birds and shared an old selfie drawing: https://myrsbytes.com/2016/04/27/two-days-late-dna-day-and-selfieart-day/

Annie did an illustrative self portrait:

Annie: https://anniedrawsthings.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/selfieart-for-dna-day/

Charlie, Carolina and Birgit captured themselves with color:

Charlie: http://doodlewash.com/2016/04/25/national-dna-day/

Carolina: https://yesterdayafter.com/2016/04/25/national-dna-day/

Birgit: https://winterartblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/doodlewashaday-selfieday/

And for something quite different, Sharon and Kerfe gave us experimental and collage:

Sharon: https://mondaytuesdaywednesday.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/selfie-day-2/

Kerfe: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/self-portrait-14-more-man-ray/

What fun it was to see everyone’s creative efforts! Go checked out these brave and talented artists’ selfies. And if I have forgotten to include yours, please let me know and I’ll update this list.