Jul 26, 2012

Jul 14, 2012

SketchCrawl #36

Today's the 36th international sketchcrawl (http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/)
I did some sketching with a friend at a local museum. We had lunch and drinks on a nice terrace where my friend painted/finished her drawings and I did some quick sketches of our neighbours. (glad they didn't notice cause they look like trolls in my sketchbook, but it was fun sketching them!!)

Jul 13, 2012

Jul 12, 2012

EDM challenge 83 – Draw a nearby body of water

EDM challenge #83 – Draw a nearby body of water – ocean, lake, pond, river

Today I have been drawing at the harbor. There are always people there (like me) who like to watch the ships and they are perfect models!

Jul 11, 2012

EDM #61 Draw a group of 2 similar objects

I didn't draw yesterday...(finished my book: womens murder club and went for a long walk)
Today I tried to make up for it and did EDM challenge 61 (two wooden candle holders) and.... some doodles: my ugly family is back!!!

Jul 8, 2012

EDM #45 Draw your medicine cabinet

Everyday matters challenge #45: draw your medicine cabinet. I don't have a medicine cabinet, so I tried to draw my bathroom cabinet.
I am still working in my owly book (made by Caatje), filled 1/3 of it. Between yesterdays drawing and the previous one in the book, there's a three month gap... It really feels like I am starting all over again, relearning to really look and no patience to really capture the details;-)

Jul 7, 2012

Draw a window

EDM challenge #219 draw a window
I started drawing the door with the window next to it and discovered I was sitting too close for a fitting perspective...but vacation laziness and all... I just went through with it;-)

Jul 3, 2012

How to do a binder makeover



This week a colleague of mine will retire and when something like this happens, we will make our own goodbye presents. Usually one of them is a binder with a personal wish from everyone. I didn't like the binders and decided to do a little make-over....

This is what they looked like before...




For a nice result I had to dismantel the whole thing...The first one was done by my hubby, the second I did myself (of course he had to watch and make some comments;))


The next step involved some fabric, the sewing machine and my lovely assistant...



and then some very sloppy embroidery and a few screws...


and this is the result:
(one of my lovely assistitants wanted to be appriciated as well!)







Jul 1, 2012

An apple a day...2012-07-01

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Just playing with some serious tools;-) Really liked the results!!