Sunday, February 20, 2011

It Might as Well Be Spring

Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto - what a combination. I think theirs is the best version of "It Might as Well Be Spring". We had some rain yesterday and a little more today. It was lovely. I love the way the air smells.

Here are a couple of sketches I did today in my moleskine sketchbook. Jim gave me roses for Valentine's Day. This is one of them. The strawberry is from the grocery store:)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Things to Do While Your Husband Is Sleeping

We get up at 4:30 a.m. I feed the dogs and cats and then we take the dogs for a walk. This morning, Jim didn't wake up at 4:30. It's so seldom that either of us sleeps in that I tried to be very quiet and keep the dogs quiet so he could sleep a few minutes longer. I brought my moleskine sketchbook and paints out to the kitchen. If the dogs know I'm right there, they're less likely to wake Jim up. Because the sun wasn't up yet, I couldn't go out to paint in the yard. I ended up doing this little sketch of strawberries and blueberries. My blueberries look a little anemic, so I'll go back in and darken them.