Growing Rainbow Blanket
I still have a couple more rainbow stripes to add on, but this is now big enough to comfortably curl up under if I want to in the evenings on the couch.
For my birthday this year, Salvbard and I took a mini vacation to Maine. We stayed at a beautiful little house thanks to AirBnB. The area was super serene and outside any major town. In fact when we tried a web search for coffee places, we found there was a closer yarn shop than a coffee shop. Priorities! (Actually there were plenty of tiny restaurants that had coffee though, just not specialized coffee shops which makes sense.)
It is no secret that I love the ocean, and I spent some lovely time sitting on the deck, knitting and enjoying the location.
I have enjoyed working on bird drawings before, like the white-breasted nuthatch a while back. So I am bemused that it has been so long since I did any.
Yesterday I pulled out colored pencils to work on a green-headed tanager. Color! I wonder at what point do you ever think, "Nah, its cool. I totally have enough colored pencils." Fortunately I have a decent collection in this color range.
Today I had help getting my daily sketch done. There was a bored little one outside a local Patagonia store which we were waiting to have open. With 5 minutes still until opening, her mom was looking frazzled, I invited the little to help me do some art while we waited.
Nothing fancy, just a quick, non-fussy sketch of a bike for me. She drew lots of flowers and let me keep this one. I love the total lack of fear in which kids approach art. Notice, I was the one working in pencil, while she worked straight in marker! So I didn't agonize over the details and worked to emulate her example.