Sunday, April 11, 2010

silver liningness Sunday

Another week, another Sunday, how I shall count the ways...

We're well into April now, and I welcome the longer days. My early morning runs are not quite so dark anymore and I can actually kind of see where I'm going now. For part of them, anyway.

On that note, Wolfgang now has a few high school caliber track meets under his belt and he's enjoying himself. I thought he mainly wanted to join because he's the kind of kid that just likes to join EVERYthing, but it's nice to see him setting goals and achieving them, setting new goals and so on.

Work has been busy for the last few months, and that's nice for the cashflow, but I'm welcoming a little more breathing room in my schedule these days. Schedule's about right, I'd say.

That's also good because Run With Lumber is just a couple of weeks away, so I've been busy with the grunt work involved in that whole endeavor. I gotta admit, I do enjoy being Run With Lumber chair, despite the gruntwork...

Then we had that silly snowday on Wednesday. I'm sure the district had complaints from a few parents, but I say, what the heck, just enjoy a day off in the middle of the week.

Did this greenhouse in my pocket Moleskine earlier today. The little pocket Moleskine is so cute and fits so sweetly in my purse, and I only just heard of them a few months ago - seems most people "in the know" have them, so I jumped on the bandwagon.

After looking at the finished drawing, though, it looks just SO something-hanging-in-a-grandma's-kitchen. The next drawing I do will, no doubt, be something of the much more non-conformist genre.


  1. Ohhhh I was going to say that this is my FAVE so far of all the sketches b/c it has a really warm vintage quality! But now I feel like a dowdy old fart for admitting that this is my taste level! ;)

  2. I'm enjoying seeing all your artwork these days. What is your preferred medium so far?

  3. Ha, Brandy, I'll take that as a compliment! Sometimes, I just feel, to be a true artist, one must create really weird stuff! The not-on-grandma's-kitchen variety!

    Liz in Aus, thanks. I actually just enjoy drawing in plain old graphite, but I don't much like looking at plain old graphite. I like to add color with colored pencil or watercolors.

  4. Well, I'm not a grandma, but I'd love to have that drawing hanging in MY kitchen!

    I'll bet you're proud that Wolfgang is taking after you in the running department!

  5. I love your drawing!
    But now I gotta go look up what is a moleskine. Cause I'm not in the know. :P

  6. Ok. You can label me as old fashioned, but I like the greenhouse. Very nice detail.

    Have never heard of pocket Moleskines but looks like a book my dad has been carrying for decades with all of his notes and information (just held together with a rubber band). Nowadays, everyone has got some kind of electronic media to "doodle" on, so it is nice to see some old school thinking.

  7. Sounds like it was a peaceful week. Hope this one is going well too.

    Thanks for the education on the pocket Moleskine. I noticed a seam in one of your other drawings, I think. Now I know why.

    You'll have to tell us the specifics of what you're using for color next time.

  8. Just paged down and saw "water color and colored pencil" on the bee pic.

  9. Nothing wrong with "something-hanging-in-the-grandma's-kitchen", now and then.

  10. *sigh* While you guys get longer days I have to come to terms with the fact that now only one of my classes ends in daylight hours...

    I quite like the picture - I get a kids-picture-book vibe from it.