Thursday, 24 June 2021

ICAD Roundup

Hello Friends! 

Happy Summer Solstice! 

Spring stayed in bed, and so far it looks as if Summer is having a lie in too.  Sighs.

The current cards were a bit of an effort as I ran out of steam for some reason.  Lack of sleep and trying to do day to day chores when you are in pain is not conducive with connecting to your muse, especially with a plumbing emergency thrown in for good measure.  Do you know how difficult an emergency plumber is to find when you need one?

So, here's this week's efforts.

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A highly stylised copy of an old toothbrush mug that I now use for paint brushes.  It makes me think of a weird mythological bird, but is more likely to be styled on a dahlia or something exotic.   Marvey Le Plume pens.

14/61

Sunflowers!  Always my standby, if in doubt, draw a happy, friendly sunflower.  Alcohol markers.


15/61

Loosely styled on a chicory flower {from memory} as I had one accidentally go to seed in my potager.  Watercolour pencils, Posca, and Derwent paint pens.

16/61

Dandelion clocks in the wind.  Ink and fine liner.


17/61

Stylised drawing inspired by a photograph I took of a herb fennel seed head. Derwent paint pens.


18/61

A daffodil.  This was a huge challenge for me.  Inktense and fine liner.


Until next time
Stay safe, stay well.

14 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your pain and a horrid plumbing emergency :( It has gone cold - I have a fleece on today.
    I love all your drawings and the daffodil is great. Have often wondered how people cope with drawing that trumpet. The dandelion clock is my personal favourite but they are all super. Chicory is a pretty flower - it used to grow on grass verges by my mum's nursing home and it used to cheer me up whenever I saw it. Stay safe and well.

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    1. Thank you. So chilly, isn't it? I found chicory growing wild near Mum's nursing home too. My favourite is the fennel, but then I like the photo I took of it in the herb garden too. The daffodil was a huge challenge and is not right by a long chalk, but it's a start. Stay safe and well, my friend!

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  2. Deb, it will be 98 degrees here this afternoon--my how different our weather is! I'd take cool over this for sure!
    Your artwork made me smile as I viewed each one. So many lovely florals and such a great variety.
    Do take care and rest when you can. I know it can be difficult as there is always something that needs attention. Sorry to hear about the plumbing issues--yes it is very difficult to have someone come in an emergency! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, my friend. Oh, yes, I remember how hot and humid it was in Virginia Beach. Thank goodness for air conditioning. I'm glad you like the art. xoxo

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  3. I'm enjoying all of these, especially the seed head from the fennel and the dandelion!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie, yes those are my two favourites also.

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  4. You've been busy - lovely work. I don't know anything about pens and stuff for special art-work. I just have a variety of pencils and no time!

    We managed to get our plumber here to quote on replacing the bathroom, and whilst he was here got him to change the water filter on the bit that the water goes through before it gets UV'd. Apparently a 2nd larger micron filter would be a good idea . . .

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    1. Thank you. Believe me, my collection of art materials, which I call my Artsenal, has taken years to build up.

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  5. I do hope you are soon free from pain - until then at least you have your drawings to keep you happy.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. It's easing, but not fast enough. At least I managed to mow.

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  6. I love your interpretations of the subjects. Such lovely drawings. Your colors are beautiful! So sorry you deal with pain (me, too). It puts a damper on everything, doesn't it? Glad you finally found a plumber. Hope everything's working properly again. Take care, Deb!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Sadly, my pain is almost constant, differing levels through the day and night, so management is key. Stay safe!

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  7. While I hope that you are feeling better, your artwork certainly has been an outlet during tough times. And it can be difficult finding any qualified contractor and more so in an emergency.

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    1. Thank you, yes creativity in all it's shapes and forms has helped so many people in this time of strange days.

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