Monday, July 27, 2009

A vintage find

I found this cute little tea cup in an antique shop.I don't know how vintage it is but I could not pass it.
The colors and the design are so beautiful!
At the bottom there is a sigh : Royal Albert ,England.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Challenge #14 and #15-quickies

These two sketches were done with my non dominant hand ,in my case my right one.I read in a magazine that it is a good warm up if you experience a creative block.I have tried that before and I liked the effect you get using your so called "weaker hand". To draw and paint these sketches I used some faces from a magazine as an inspiration.I used ink pen, Pilot, and my favourite watercolor pencils Faber Castell.The first one was done in my sketch book and the second one on regular note book paper.The size is 6x9.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watching the parade-summer challenge#12 and #13

Here you can find some sketches drawn from life.They were completed with Pilot ink pen and Faber Castell watercolor pencils in my sketch book ,size 6x9. Last weekend we had a parade in our city.
As I am a parade lover I try not to miss it and take advantage of it.I usually take a lot of pictures for my reference files.Really,where can you find so many people of different ages sitting and standing in so many different poses,clowns,beauty queens ,school bends,old cars ,old fire trucks and what not?So,this year I even managed to make some sketches from life.I could have done more if my daughter was not so excited and loud attracting people's attention to us,especially to me sketching.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two New Sketches From MY Summer Challenge

Here you can see two more sketches from my summer challenge I have started inspired by the Wet Canvas web site. Both were painted with watercolor pencils.For the guitar player I used ink pen Pilot.The size of the sketches is 6x9.The photo reference is from my own photo archive.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Our Garden

Here you can enjoy pictures of our garden or may be it is right to say my husband's garden.Gardening is his hobby and I am just an admirer.I like to take pictures of the flowers and the plants and recently I have got interested in buying decorations for the garden.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Some Sketches From The Swimming Pool

I did these sketches from life when waiting for my daughter at the swimming pool.I used Pigma Micron ink pen and Faber Castell watercolor pencils.The size of my sketchbook is 6x9.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Creativity Took A Different Turn

I have planned to knit a warm set for the winter, a hat and a scarf for the cold days.I could never find the right time and the inspiration as well.I would look in the stores for something to buy but nothing would grab my eye.
I am glad that the inspiration finally came to me reading the wonderful blogs of so many creative people,who share their talents and ideas with the others.
And there you are, my hat is already finished.At the moment I am working on my scarf.
Isn't that strange that somebody would start knitting in the heat of the summer?Maybe there is something wrong with me or i need to express myself in a different way but I am having fun.