Posts tagged drawing
This summer I am hoping to take time to make, and to practice drawing. I have challenged myself, my students and now I am challenging you!

Draw this summer! Draw as many drawings as you can. I am hoping to draw 50 drawings. I am hoping to draw daily for at least 10 minutes. I will use real-life objects, people, books, whatever gets me to draw something!

I always struggle to come up with what to draw! 

So here are some ideas of things to draw:
  • toys
  • bicycles
  • cars
  • your animals
  • fish
  • whales
  • sharks
  • birds
  • insects
  • flowers
  • your friend
  • your parents
  • your relatives
  • eyes
  • mouths
  • your hands
  • your feet
  • your body
  • your bed
  • a chair
  • lamps
  • cups
  • bottles
  • glasses
  • plates
  • cutlery
  • food
  • vegetables
  • desserts
  • beverages
  • candy
  • landscapes
  • mountains
  • trees
  • cityscapes
  • streets
  • buildings
  • tools
  • house plants
  • what you are wearing
  • hats
  • dresses
  • pants
  • underwear
  • glasses
  • shoes
  • socks
  • sports
  • sports equipment
  • sports players
  • just a doodle
  • a book/comic book character
  • your name in a new bubble letter font
  • an emotion

Here is a link to download the handout that I gave my students...if you're a nerdy teacher like me, or if you would like to print this list out easily!

P.S. This other lady named Anna has some great intros to drawing on her youtube channel. Youtube is a great resource for learning new things!



What are you hoping to foster this summer?
Day 2: Hamburg

So, I just wanted to share the highlight of my day yesterday.

I spent the most wonderful 4 hours in Matilde's a cafe in Hamburg.  I drew, read, sipped delicious wintery hot chocolate, and watched a crime series with other guests there.

It was a wonderful comfy place to just be.  There were books stacked everywhere and a fire place with real wood burning.

What do you think of this lady's fancy hat?  There are a lot of seagulls and ships around here in hamburg so I thought this could be an appropriate hat to wear about town!  

As I said we watched a crime show.  It is on every sunday evening here in Germany it is called Tatort "The place of Death" (correct me if I am wrong German readers.).  So I guess they show it every sunday evening here at Matilde.  It was fun to be around with other people and to enjoy some mystery! 

I fell in love with  this lovely cafe and will surely be back another time this week!

I know it is Halloween.  I am not in the spirit at all... haha Germans don't really do it..

Did you experience anything new today?

Thanks for reading.


Artist Feature: Leah Reena Goren
This charming illustrator Leah caught me with her charming and humorous patterns and textiles.  They consist of mushrooms, cats, fungus, bears, and many more strange and exquisite things.

Her shop is just lovely.
Leah is on her way to finish a degree in illustration at Parsons in New York.  Her work is stunning and quirky.  It is amazing current work portraying lovely details and capturing current humans like her "Internet Girls."

To see more of her work, you can visit her Website here, blog here, and shop here.

Thank you Leah for creating such beautiful work and sharing it with us.

Thank you readers for appreciating this artist with me.



Drawing again
 I bought this lovely book by Carla Sonheim of fun drawing activities.  The first few have been a breath of fresh air.  They have taken some to the pressure away from creating perfect work!

These were some blind contour drawings I did of mice and giraffes.  (Blind contour drawing is when the artist only looks at the subject when drawing and not the paper.  That is why my drawings look a bit off, and wonderful!)

I hope you are enjoying some creative times these days.

Are you an artist?  What are some of your favorite ways to just have fun with drawing?


Create something Everyday!
I should retake this picture it makes her look like she has a tiny head and big feet.. haha

one of the prettiest cans I think.  Probably why it is popular.  

it's been rainy on and off....

I'm leaving my bike very soon.  It has served me so well...Empyrean is a lovely hub also. 

checked my masters degree off of the to do list...

Joel Howard was at empyrean and I drew him thinking about ships and sailing....
It turned out I found out later that he had just gone sailing the weekend before. 

worked on some wedding vows...