Tuesday, March 17, 2009


So then Nonie asked for one.

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The Real Annie

The real Annie, Day 1
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A Hat For Annie

This is the hat I made for Annie
Make a loop. Six single crochet in center loop. Single crochet around increasing by six every row until you have the circumference you need. Then shell stitch your way down as far as you want. Switch back to single crochet for about an inch for the rolled brim. Crochet a flower and attach.
Watch out! You might get addicted!

Monday, March 16, 2009

PLU Pear

I almost ate this one with the sticker still on it!
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Bernice's Brownies

Two eggs beaten whole
1 cup sugar
1/2 scant cup flour
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Chopped walnuts (optional)
Melt chocolate and butter together. Let cool. Beat eggs, add sugar, fold in flour, add butter/chocolate mixture, add vanilla and walnuts. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Do NOT eat the whole pan at once. Try to share
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Thursday, March 12, 2009


Too late to post but I have become interested again in these challenge groups. The sushi photo was from Different Stokes From Different Folks. I don't even like sushi but I got out my watercolors for this one. Guess I will have to work on this skill. The Different Strokes web page is a great one to check out and even if you don't enter a piece there is always a lot to enjoy and learn from
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Monday, March 9, 2009

Snow Day

This was actually done last week .

It was a challenge to limit myself to pen and ink to depict shadows on snow.
Actually the crease in the sketchbook adds a dimension of its own. Happy Accident
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Sketchcrawl With Sketchy Friends

Six new sketchy friends met at the Met to draw and chat.
We drew a little, chatted a lot and had a lovely lunch in Central Park on the first warm day of this (post winter?) season.
Here  is my second drawing 
from the special exhibition: Drawings From the Collection of Jean Bonna
It seems a bit odd to make a drawing from a drawing. I am not accustomed to copying the style of another artist. As it turns out I needed to finish up this sketch at home where I added my own information in the shading. After all, the original is done in a bright pink gouache and only pencils are allowed to be used in the galleries at the Metropolitan.
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Sketchcrawl at the Metropolitan Museum

Wouldn't you know I would revert back to natural science and botanical images rather than attempt the more daunting faces and bodies that abound there. This was done with plain old graphite and later embellished with carbon pencil at home. I think my birdie came out a bit more plump than the original. Probably has something to do with the fact that I cooked an 'oven stuffer roaster' for dinner last night. What DOES Perdue feed those guys?
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