The plan for today was to post an original song. But there was a little problem with our recording equipment – me! Apparently I did 5 takes of one song… and none of them were actually recording sound.
So I’ve decided to switch areas entirely and do a sketchbook post. It’s always been one of my favorite things, looking into people’s notebooks and sketchbooks, seeing what catches their eye, and how they express it when they’ve only got a few moments to draw.
Here’s a few from my favorites…
I used to work in an antique postage stamp shop. Sometimes an interesting face would appear on a stamp or first day cover. I’d grab something to draw with and make a sketch. The wax pencils were particularly fun. Hopefully this won’t get me in trouble.
Do you like how I spelled his name “Cargenie” next to his head?
Scribble sketches are so much fun. Using only lines, the shape and mass of an object are defined. This sketch is at the end of a journal entry in which I was expressing how misunderstood and trampled I felt. Everyone has days like that. My Faithful Friend is the one with His arm around me in the picture.
Anatomically perfect? No. Emotionally present? Yep.
I never gave two hoots (or tweets) about birds when I was younger. For some reason, their songs, their coloring, and their habits have become more and more interesting as I’ve grown. This bird, however, will always keep the name I had for it when I was younger: The Rose-Breasted GROSS BEAK!!!
If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson