>"Taking a Pause"

>Sagis isn’t too happy about it either, but this blog will go on pause for now. I haven’t had time (or motivation) to scan in drawings, plus the scanner is now packed, since we’re packing up and heading to Oregon in the next few days here.

I am still sketching, albeit not as often, and will hopefully have lots to scan in to catch up once I get back up and rolling on this blog.

Thanks Everyday Matters group members for all your support and encouragement and I’ll “see” y’all again from Oregon!

Happy sketching and blogging!

>May’s 12 of 12

>Starting out May 12, taking photos, I took this shot of the cactus in bloom in front of our house, 7am as I waited for Tad to come out for our morning walk.

and noticing nature around us. Saguaro in bloom:
pretty flowers against blue wall
at work, 8am, checking e-mail
walked to Ike’s for a latte 9am
noon- Wyatt (our neighbor’s cute pup) greeted me at the door. I made him sit and then gave him a cat treat.
noontime- Had a really nice drink- squeezed some limes and a Tucson grown orange. Blended it up with ice, water and sugar and a bit of basil. Yum!
4pm At the school, they have a pond with these cute ducklings hanging out. So cute!
7pm- OPA! Flaming cheese…I forget the name of the greek cheese that they set on fire here at Opa! a greek restaurant here. Yummy spanikopita platter for dinner
with our neighbors (Wyatt’s parents) who are soon moving away.
8:30pm and a bonus shot, Sagis-cat. Add your ideas for what he’s saying in the comment box.
Chad Darnell started this whole 12 of 12 business. Click on me to see who else is particpating all over the world.

>Painted Rocks

>I painted some rocks yesterday. What a fun and relaxing activity. I realized while doing this that I need to get ride of a lot of my paint brushes because they are complete crap! Also, some of my paint tubes had dried up and I certainly do not need to move them to Portland with me! bowl of rocks

>Weekend Catch-up

>I posted the b & w version of this sketch before, but here it is with some wc wash added: and a close up:

I took a walk with my sketchbook. This cactus stopped me in my tracks. I whipped it out and started sketching. I really liked the dramatic sky behind the cactus.
waiting for Tad, I sketched the view in my side view mirror.
Tucson mountain view, quickly sketched. I love the silhouette this mountain makes at sunset and I’d like to spend a little more time sketching it, maybe some time at sunset.
sketched at work, Walter Douglas elementary school basketball court.(it did not actually rain anywhere I was that day.)


>As we’re starting the moving process, I’ve been going through my stuff and trying to weed out the clutter BEFORE any of it goes into boxes. I decided to take pictures of the details of our house to help remember it all:

>another post?!!! gasp!!!


At the Tucson Folk Festival, sitting at Old Town Artisans, I sketched 2/3rds of the Artichoke Sisters on stage. Phil Borzillo played as I finished up this sketch. We then moved over to the Plaza Stage to hear Marley’s Ghost finish up while we ate some food from the Casbah tent. Then Ruthie Foster closed the show with a great set on a gorgeous night.
I will be adding color to this sketch before too long.


>I have been sketching and doodling in my journal, just not posting…I’ve been busy and getting prepared to move to Oregon while saying goodbye to Tucson.

This is of Savannah at Laguna Elementary. Sketched this morning, a tree:
Westfalia…a really nice one camped out at the Festival of the Sun in Catalina State Park.
at the Career Fair held at Desert View High School

Home. Finally a EDM challenge completed.

Mamta thinking of a really great word to try and beat me with..(I won, 300 to 270) Sagis…I know how much you guys love to see Sagis.
Samantha wanted me to sketch her,t oo.