Friday, March 21, 2008

Challenges, challenges, and more challenges

I have been woefully behind with my Everyday Matters challenges these past few weeks so now I will make up for all that I missed by catching up all in one post! Since our trip to the coast I have felt renewed and ready to take on all sorts of new challenges. So just a bit of fair warning - this is only the start!First up is EDM#159 - Draw your favorite cooking tool. My chef's knife has to be my very favorite cooking tool because I can chop, dice, or mince anything with it and using it makes me feel like a chef on TV. This is done in graphite in my small hand.book journal.
Next up is EDM#160 - Draw a trophy, prize, or award. Okay, I have never received a trophy or won a prize. Except for one time around 1985 when I won about $20. from a $1 lottery ticket. I remember that I then used my prize money to buy a new shower curtain. So this is kiddo's trophy. She received it last year at the ripe 'ole age of 8 for having danced for 5 years. She was very proud and so were we. For days afterward, during unsuspecting moments, kiddo could be found just gazing at her trophy. This was drawn with Graphitints and then washed with water in my hand.book journal.
This time I cheated and combined EDM#161 - Draw something that smells wonderful, with EDM#162 - Draw your breakfast. I also drew this one with Graphitints then washed with water in my hand.book journal. Last Sunday morning I came downstairs to a wonderfully sweet smelling kitchen. Kiddo had made cinnamon buns for breakfast. No, this is not my usual breakfast. Oatmeal is my usual breakfast fare. But these are an occasional treat, super sweet and gooey, just the kind of food a 9 year old loves!
And finally, EDM#163 - Draw a deck of cards. This is an old, old deck of Bicycle Playing Cards we have had forever. Drawn in graphite in my hand.book journal while I was waiting in the car when kiddo was in one of her classes last week.

So there you have it. It is fun doing these drawing challenges. And have you noticed that I am branching out just a bit from my usual graphite for these drawings? Must be March Madness!

15 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

beautiful work every last one of these sketches...

Rose Welty said...

Nice work Ann, way to stick with it, even when the going gets busy. I had to laugh with the chef's knife, it's my favorite tool in the kitchen too. There is so much power in it when it is gracefully used. :D Makes me feel like I know what I'm doing in there (which is a lie, I don't know, but it's fun to pretend - and I love salad - the chopping and the eating.)

thermion7 said...

Ann, The knife and cinnamon roll are great! Getting caught up always feels so satisfying! congrats!

Ken

Margaret Ann said...

Love the knife...great metallic feel to it...nice job!

Jennifer Rose said...

*run she has a knife!* ;P
All very nice sketches, nice to see you branching out using different media :)

micahnova said...

my favorite was the breakfast. it has a nice presence in the space you put it in.

Amy said...

My mouth is watering over that cinnamon roll. Great stuff!

Scarlett said...

I love all these pieces, wonderful! The handle on the knife is divine.

Rita said...

Absolutely fantastic job on all of these Ann!

I have to admit that I'm particularly taken with the cinnamon roll sketch. It looks as though you and watercolours are agreeing with one another!

I also like the trophy sketch, the cropping you've done with it is really great! Good job and thanks for sharing. :D

no way said...

These are great drawings, especially the breakfast! The melted frosting on top is well done. They make me want to use the media you're using. Thanks for sharing!

Col said...

All very enjoyable Ann! The roll even looks gooey! Nice write up on the pencil crayons too, Very helpful. That pear is WOW.

Col said...

Wups, should update my info. Got a new site!

Lynn said...

These are all superb! My favorite is the trophy of the ballerina.

Ann said...

Wow - thank you all for stopping by and your very kind comments! You all keep me inspired and motivated :)

Genxster said...

Great set of challenges Ann. Reminds me that I have to get back on mine. :)

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