Thursday, January 31, 2008

Welcome to Thursday!

addicted to rounded corners
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
This week is going by so fast! Monday was long but since then it has been zippy. I'm excited because tonight I am getting out with a girl friend to a local coffee show after blee is put to bed. This is a first for me in awhile. I love having her with me everywhere but when she is sleeping going out is great. And boy is she a sleep champ these days. Last night she slept twelve solid hours! We were shocked when we woke up this morning. She wasn't even grumpy, just chit chatting away with herself.

Blee is just two days off her fifth month! Wow how time flies. And more good news as my friend Heather the Gocco goddess gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Monday. After 24 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing! Man my five hours of labor and 13 minutes of pushing felt like hours I can't even imagine going through it that long. I don't think I would have made it, I was so exhausted.

sketch sketch sketch

tools of the trade

365 Sketch - Day 4

Art is going well. Mostly drawing obsessively at the moment, and I must say that it is nice drawing for the simple pleasure of it. It doesn't always have to be a means to an end but I can just enjoy doing it. And I am so much that I started a group on Flickr called 365 Sketch to encourage others to attempt sketching daily. It is a pretty loose structured group as 365 is just the best case goal and anything in between is great too. Thanks for the tip on using a brush pen. I should have some Pitt brush pens around here somewhere to try out if they aren't dead. And maybe I will order the kind from Japan next time I make a Dick Blick order.

I will still be able to keep my shop updated daily.


Cicada Studio said...

Hello little blee!
I'd love to join your flickr group, but really, I'm no sketcher and also, I've got no time. I need to start making new products NOW.
Your rounded corners look nice!

cassie said...

Glad to hear blee is sleeping again -- that 4 month sleep regression SUCKS so much! My little one hit it hard, and didn't really recover until we were through the 6 month sleep regression (and frankly has never slept 12 hours straight!). It makes such a difference to be able to see the world through not completely sleep-deprived eyes!

I love the idea of the 365 Sketch group -- thanks for the invite! Maybe this will be the gentle kick in the pants I need to get back to my art. I've ordered some notebooks (nothing like a new notebook to get the creative juices flowing -- once the panic of "what to put on the first page" is over, of course!)...we'll see what transpires.

The Mincing Mockingbird said...

Blee rocks.

Man, I wish I could draw every day. I use your choice of sketchbooks and pens when I do sketch.

Have you read "The Creative License" by Danny Gregory? Has some good stuff on daily drawing and creating.