Final January Sketches

Here are the last of the sketches I did during January. I created several on the 25th to make up for missing other days. Click on images for a larger view.

For the word prompt ‘selfie’

For the next few sketches I selected my own subjects from around the house. This pin cushion is dear to me because my friend Susan made it for me.

I had a single stem of anthurium for several weeks in January and it begged to be sketched.

Another fun evening of doodling.

Another angle on the anthurium.

The word prompt ‘landscape’ inspired this sketch.

And finally, the word prompt ‘glass’ gave me an opportunity to sketch a favorite rooster. This colorful piece is perched on my kitchen counter and always brings a smile to my face. This is my first two-page spread, a sort of break through for me. This guy just seemed to demand it.

So, that’s a wrap. I enjoyed the sketching I did in January. And though I had hoped that it would create a new habit for me, I did fall off the wagon in February. However, I will go back to sketching here and there. Meanwhile, I have fiber art that I’ve created and more fiber work in mind. I’ll keep you posted here.

And More January Sketches

The word prompt for the 18th was ‘pair.’ These dice have provided many hours of laughter with friends while playing Farkle. Click on an image for a larger view.

The next sketch responded to ‘cover.’

I participated in the Portland Women’s March. It was a powerful, exciting event. Here is my favorite photograph taken that soggy but uplifting day.

And my simple response to it:

The New York Times had an article which included a Turmeric Tea recipe that I couldn’t resist trying. It was a great excuse for a sketch and the tea is quite satisfying.

Stay tuned for the final sketches of the month.


More January Sketches

I played catch up a few times during the month and created more than one sketch in a day — I wanted to end the month with the equivalent of one sketch for each day. Here are the next few (click on an image for a larger view):

“Quote” was the prompt for the 13th and I like Beverly’s blunt take on giving up:

I used a photograph of Cooper to create a sketch for the prompt “Pet” on the 14th. Here’s the original photo taken on the 12th

and the sketch.

“Craving” led me to sketch some blooms.

I think my sketch is appropriately “Ridiculous” for the 16th.

I made up for not sketching on the 17th with this sketch.

More to come very soon.


I think it’s not so much a problem of lack of inspiration for sketching, it’s more a matter of being overwhelmed by everything that could be sketched. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it for now.

For this sketch I played with creating the background wash first. When it was dry I simply put my feet up and sketched. Click on image for larger view.

05-30 SketchThe Sketchbook Challenge uses themes as prompts to get the sketch going. I liked the theme HIGHLY PRIZED and sketched this in response.

06-01 SketchWhen the sketch was done I began jotting down — stream-of-thought — things that are part of my highly prized list.

What will your creative muse be today?