Here is my week long daily doodle page from our first week down here. i managed to fit this in during unpacking and reorganizing breaks.
Well we survived the drive South to Florida. It was an exhausting adventure. The packing was the worst. Right now I am sitting in our garage as a temp studio. I still have a lot of unpacking to do and I am not sure if I want to unpack and just move it all later when the studio is ready, or just leave it in boxes.
The boxes annoy me.
Plus I need my books….especially my cookbooks since the holidays are coming.
Mack is on the carpet near me. Chloe is snoring in the chair with my father-in-law, in the living room. Our house is smaller than the one on Long Island but I don’t mind that at all. I set up the kitchen for living and cooking instead of snow bird mode. The lanai is now an outdoor living space instead of just a dining area.
I actually don’t mind the garage being my studio when the door is open. There’s nothing across the road except two undeveloped lots. Occasionally there are critters that visit, mostly of the lizard persuasion. There’s a turtle that comes around to graze on the lawn and tropical birds. Once in a while we hear riff riff raccoons knocking over trash cans or squabbling in one of the lots across the road.
Catching up, here are the past 3 weeks of daily “‘toons” I have done but didn’t post yet…..
Here is my daily one-box-per-day spread for Inktober Week 3.
This is a daily ritual I do anyway but this month I decided to take more time embellishing the borders. I usually spend Sunday evenings drawing the borders and I find it quite relaxing. This way the page is ready for the first entry on Sunday morning.
Here are my daily vignettes for week 2:
Every day I do small, vignette type of sketches. I’ve been doing them for a while now and some of them have inspired more finished pieces. I don’t normally post them but here is the the first week of Inktober (Monday thru Sunday.)
Every morning I do a page spread like this. I first learned about it from Carla Sonheim when she introduced us to The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Carla showed us how she did a page in her sketchbook and over the years I have tweaked it to fit my needs.
I took my time this morning and wrote a little more legibly so that the format could be understood. As you can see from the “Ideas” column, I am still considering different formats.
I am working my way through the Chihuahuas uploaded to Sktchy so that drawing them from my head becomes 2nd nature. This is already Chihuahua #7. So that I am not spending too much of my day on these sketches, I set a timer for 5 minutes and usually stop, but today I added the shading with another marker.
Enjoy and have a great day!