Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week Two, Not Much New

Best laid plans of mice, as they say... well, I'm sure you know the rest. My Art Every Day Month was sadly interrupted by a family tragedy. My grandfather passed away very suddenly. He was a great man and a great father and grandfather; he had a great sense of humor, a great faith, and a great heart. I travelled out west with my parents to see him laid to rest, and to spend a few days with my dad's side of the family. As you can imagine, I didn't have much time or energy for art after the first couple days of the week. When I did, I worked on lettering a title page for a notebook I'm using to keep notes as I work through a tarot card book. 

So, here's my meager update, with two fauns I drew before we had to travel. 

She's supposed to look like she heard something behind her and is turning to look. 

He's supposed to be what she heard, and he likes what he sees ;)

I still need to ink these, and then I plan to Zentangle inside the outlines. 

Tonight I felt more culinarily creative, probably owing to my inclination to nest at this time of year combined with having spent time in the kitchen with my aunt who is a home economics teacher (and a fantastic cook and baker - she and my other aunt made our wedding cake!).  So I tried a three-ingredient beer bread recipe I found, and threw together a butternut squash and cranberry something-or-other to put in my bento boxes this week. 

Next week, I hope to be back on the wagon with seven days' worth of art to show!


Unknown said...

I'd like to see how you end up filling in your text page. Zentangles would be great. Are you going to talk about the 21 ways in a future post???
I also think your line drawings are getting more sophisticated in their third-dimension quality as you practice. Cheers!

Maryanne said...

I love your drawings. And, you're baking looks yummy!

Diana Taylor said...

I bet the text will look amazing filled up with zentangling, I'll look forward to seeing the completed work. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather, what a shock for you - please accept my condolences.