Zippity Do Da!!

8/20/2010 08:01:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 13 Comments »
Well, as always, things have been very busy.  We had a great time in Nashville (our son graduated from college, we got to hang out with our 2 year old grandson, both of our sons were there with us, and only one of our DILs was missing due to an unavoidable out of town trip..... more on that later!).  The weather was waaaaay too hot for those of us who live in the mitten, but no matter - we just stayed inside all the time.  And, just to add frosting to the cake, our new graduate got a new job today!!!!   Not easy in this economy, and we're really excited for him and his family.

On another note, my friend, Vicki, and I went to Ann Arbor on Tuesday for a bit of "drawing in the wild".  It was a lot of fun, although I'm not thrilled with my output.  The weather cooperated, it's always fun to hang out with her, and we had a great lunch together.  I tried out my new water pens (I think that's what they're called - those tubes you fill with water and they have brushes on the ends).  I bought a set of 4 - 3 sizes of round brushes and 1 flat brush.  So, here is the piece I did with them.  I've missed blogging, so I'm glad to be back.

On another quick note - someone is using my email address to post on some of the art groups I belong to.  I think it's really a shabby thing to do, and I don't know if there's on darn thing I can do about it.  Whoever you are ..... shame on you!!  Use your own address to post your phony baloney things.  Enuf said!!!!


This is called, "The Talking Head" .... my model up and left me.  : ( so I just added the background.  I see that the chair seems to be floating .... perhaps I'll add a shadow or 2!

13 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

This looks pretty good, Nancy.

I'd also like to see more on the girl face you are working on.

xoxo

Art is for the Making said...

I like The Talking Head! I haven't heard of the water pens, but I like what you drew with them. I've been away from blogging and I know what you mean about missing it. It's fun to visit you again.

Alex said...

What an interesting sketch! =) I actually kinda like the floating subjects, it's really cool and almost like the the movie Back to the Future with hover boards ^^

Dan Kent said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful trip. And I think your sketch is pretty darned good. And your WIP in the last post too. There is always a difference between sketches from life and those we have time with. Viva la difference! Anyway, also re your last post - for me it has also been way too busy these days.

AutumnLeaves said...

Congratulations to your son and his family! That has to feel so rewarding! Love the little watercolor too. Reminds me of when I used to do brown bag in the park Fridays in the town I used to live in. Always fun and even my daughter would come along occasionally. There was usually musical entertainment and it was just a nice and cheap little break from it all. No clue as to the email use. Sometimes I get emails from addresses I recognize just to find it is spam and the email holder didn't even know their email was being used. I so hate that garbage.

Cathy Holtom said...

Nice to see you back nancy, congrats for your son, he's done well. Your floating head model is funny, shame you couldn't finish it was coming on well.

Deborah said...

Dontcha hate it when that happens :-) You're happily drawing away and they just leave! I think you should leave it as is. It will be a good memory of the day your model left. If you're like me when you try to add to it from memory, you get a mess.

E*phi said...

I love this sketch, Nancy! Exactly the way it is. It reminded me of some Alice-in-Wonderland-ish alternate reality. Hope you're adding the shadow in a way that doesn't impair the chairs flying abilities!

Janene said...

Awww--too bad your model got up and left but you got a good start on the sketch. They look very engaged in the conversation.

raena said...

Happens to me all the time! I have floating people everywhere. I really like the way this was coming along and think it would be fine to leave as is, an unfinished piece. Congratulations to your son!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Nancy, Love the talking head! So funny...and nicely done! I like it as it is.

How do you like the water pen/brushes? I have a couple and have enjoyed drawing with them.

Congrats on your son's graduation and new job!

Florence's Art said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes it is Clint Eastwood. Glad you could tell.

Cynthia Eloise said...

congrats on you sons grad and new job. i'm sure you are a proud momma. water brushes sound interesting, i need to look for some.