Monday, July 24, 2017

100 Day Challenge Completed!

I'm so happy to have done the 100 Day Challenge. It taught me some valuable lessons about perseverance and how much I love being creative. I'll have a longer post about it soon, along with pictures I haven't posted, but meanwhile, here's a little lady I embroidered last week. She'll be part of a fabric book I'll tell you about later.

I haven't decided on a name for her yet, but I know it will be "Mrs." Something!

So glad you stopped by -
Have a wonderful week!

Added later - my friend Simone suggested the perfect name for her,
while elevating her position in society:

"Lady Rose Fortescue - Hartley"

Love it!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Catching Up

I'm still doing the 100 Day Challenge -
for me, 100 days of faces!
I've been filling in my sketchbook, putting compatible
people side by side. This will make it amusing when 
I flip through it in the future1

This is Molly.

She is opposite her sister Sandy who
she suspects is something of a drama queen!

Here is Kevin and his dog Max...

They should get along well with Megan and her kitten!

Maureen is a proud mom,

who looks over and smiles fondly at her sweet daughter, Susie.

This is a little sketch of a lady named Jillian.

And this is James, who is glancing mischievously

across the way at his older sister, Maggie.
He will always be her kid brother!

Brenda is a nature lover

who loves to go hiking with her niece, May.
They are like sisters!

John doesn't quite know what to make of
Erika's advances!

They are residing next to a much younger couple,
Jenny and Bobby.

Peter seems to be totally captivated

by his neighbor, Amelia.

And Jacques wears a rose behind his ear

to tease his niece, Celeste.
He is her favorite uncle!

And finally, since I've missed a few days of the challenge here and there,
I did this drawing in celebration of women! I'll be putting it on the 
inside cover of my sketchbook.

I have to say, I've loved this challenge!
Just a couple of weeks to go!

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

What I've been Up To...

 Hello again!
Although I haven't posted here for a few days,
I have been working on faces!
This is Randall...

Since he is Felice's best friend, I put them together in my sketchbook.

Julie was originally done as a line drawing,
but I added color for another day's drawing.

And Enid, whom I had originally drawn with her hair in curlers,
now is shown in the morning with her curly hairdo!

Both images are side by side in my book.

And young Mary...

is placed beside her older sister Margie.
Hope they get along with each other!

Finally Marian, done as a pencil sketch,
rounded off my week.

I've come to look forward to making a face, a person.
a bit of a story each day.
I wonder what I'll attempt when this 100 day project 
is finished!

Maybe some stitching?
We'll see!

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Sending love to my British friends.

How do we comfort children
when we do not even understand 
acts of violence ourselves?

So sad.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Back to line drawing with a brush pen again today.
I'm starting to question my ability to draw faces,
as everything I make is beginning to look the same to me.

If you've stopped by to look at this post, I'm wondering -
Do you prefer my line drawings or colored pencil portraits?

I'm questioning myself, but I suppose that's to be expected
after all these days of drawing faces!

Thanks for visiting!
Hope your week is off to a good start!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jack, again!

Today I redid my picture of Jack, and placed him
in my sketchbook, right beside his daughter, Marilyn!

She is, after all, the apple of his eye!
I'm getting close to the 50 day mark in this
100 Day Project, so in my next few posts I'll be
ruminating a bit about what I've learned so far
and what I still want to accomplish in this 100 day period.

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, May 20, 2017


The first face I did when I started my "100 Days of Faces" in April
was Marilyn. Today I began a picture of her dad, Jack.
I want them to be side by side in my sketchbook,
and I'm glad I drew him on a separate piece of paper.
Not happy with my work today,
so I'll redo him tomorrow, on the actual sketchbook page!

Thanks so much for visiting!