Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ex Libris

I was working on a book plate.  Luckily, I think what I came up with was better than these.  Still, they were fun sketches to do.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Page From My Files

Elephants run-wobbling.  A brainstorming list, because elephants help one remember.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jewelry Today!

Sketch-a-day = not a sketch, today.  Some earrings that I made as demos for Jewelry Workshop that's going on in a few weeks.  Been busy getting ready for art camps & trying to make things awesome for the kiddos.  So no charcoal, pen, or paper, but something creative, nonetheless.  And not bad for first-try projects, if I say so myself.  I like to wear the feather earrings--they're fluttery.  

Monday, June 25, 2012


Sketch of Raku firing that I participated in over the weekend.  Big outdoor pottery adventure.  I like in this image how all the people are engaged in one moment/action.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here There Be Flowers

Smudgy, waxy, papery flowers.  It kind of looks like you can see through the paper. A place for words.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

March of the Still-Life

One-two-three-four, one-two-three-four...a chicken-dance-struggle-march.  Some of these objects have no arms.  No-really--none of them have any arms.  But hey, what are they doing?  Fencing? Taking a bow?  Crowing?  They're up to something.

This is not "Harold and the Purple Crayon," folks.  It's "Rachel and the Multi-colored Pencil."

Monday, June 11, 2012


Then this cake is probably not for you.  Inspired by the book "Holes," this cake is for tomorrow morning's theme/book/end of the year party.  True, I might appreciate it more than they do.

In the "connection to sketching" dept:  It was fun to make, quasi-artistic, and in my head I had this awesome sketch of what it'd end up like.  It looked pretty much like this, so now there's not really any point in drawing it.

Frosting credits go to Ellie for taking over--that part was a struggle.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

In for Repairs

They think they're invisible.  Someone told them it's psychological, the opposite of a phantom-limb.  But is it still a cello, without a fretboard?  A quiet identity crisis.  

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Extra pieces.  Somewhere, somebody's missing some.
Well, time to put it away.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Weight of a Line

...depends on how you draw it.  These ones are not too heavy, I think.  Just something to keep the pen moving.

I'm back.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A word is worth 1/1000th of a picture

There is no substitution, really.  I'm waiting on the return of my own computer to update the blog.  I actually have some paper sketches, but getting them here is tricky.  pfff.  Excuses.  Whatevs. 

I'll be back.