What a Day!

1/10/2011 09:27:00 AM Posted In Edit This 12 Comments »
I wish you could see what it's like outside here today.  Besides the lovely snow, there's a beautiful coating of hoarfrost on everything.  It looks like every twig, berry, needle and leaf was magically crystallized during the night.  When the sun hits it, it's just dazzling.  It's like being in fairyland.  I'm not really sure what makes it happen, but my guess is that there was fog in the night and the cold temperature made it freeze.  However, what I really think happens is that the Queen of the Fairies passed thru and waved her magic wand, and voila - a magical, crystal, garden!

Yesterday, being Sunday, meant football games on television.  I'm not very interested in it (although, I must admit the game between Green Bay and Philadelphia was pretty exciting at times, even to someone like me who knows almost nothing about sports).  So, while my sweetie and Abby, our dog, watched the game, I did a couple of sketches during the short time I was there with them.  They're nothing special, but I'm pleased that I spent some time, however briefly, doing a bit of sketching.



The angel on the left is quite folksy with her mismatched wings and ropey hair.   We got her years ago as a replacement for the rickety silver Christmas tree star, but our sons, who were boys at the time, complained loudly and wanted the star back.  They are now grown men, and we're still using that tired, falling-apart star on the tree.   The one on the right is kind of elegant.  She is made of quite fancy material - the stripes are metallic, and her face is a piece of ultra-suede  with the features drawn on with ink.  She used to belong to my sweetie's mother, and I love her.

I hope your day is filled with beauty and magic!

12 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

These are just such charming sketches!! I love your folk art angel!

Have a beautiful day yourself!!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

How special these two are! I love lthem!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Love them!

xoxo

Sandra said...

I remember being in a store and the discussion was about how your kids want to change, but you are not "allowed". The angel endorses that idea!

ffyrebird said...

I love the angels!! The story of the star and angel is sooo cute and sounds just like my kiddos.

Cathy Holtom said...

It was definately The Queen of the Fairies that came round your way!

AutumnLeaves said...

Both are magical! Isn't it funny how our kids hold onto some things from the past even more than we do? LOL Happens here too!

Cheryl Razmus said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoyed "checking you out" and looking in at your life a bit. You are lucky to live near Ann Arbor, one of my favorite places to visit, especially for the arts festivals. Love the fact that you sketch a lot. I need to do that more, instead of always trying to make "finished" art.

Cynthia Eloise said...

i can so relate to your story about the tree topper. we so easily start traditions with our kids that we don't realize till you try to make a change. i see my grown daughters doing so many thinks over the holidays in their own homes that i did when they were young. thanks for sharing.

Alex said...

I like them both and I think they are excellent sketches!

donna said...

Lovely work!

raena said...

These are lovely sketches!