Friday, May 9, 2008

Random things

Here is Everyday Matters challenge #170, draw a zipper. Sorry about the poor quality scan but my journal always leaves a shadow in the fold when I scan from it. This is the zipper on the back of my purse, drawn with Faber Castell Polychromos walnut brown.

A little while ago Melanie from See.Draw.Share tagged me. If you haven't checked out her blog lately you should. She has been doing some wonderfully creative drawing and painting. I thought this would be a good time to respond by sharing seven random things about myself. I know it hasn't been that long since I was tagged before, so I will try to keep these brief.

1. Relating to the drawing above, I can never find the perfect handbag. So I keep buying more in the hope that someday I will find one that serves my need for just the right number of pockets, enough room to tuck in a small journal or paperback, a long enough strap to cross over my shoulder and not weigh a ton. I know there must be one out there somewhere, I just haven't found it yet.

2. But I don't like to shop for clothes. When I find something I like I buy the same item in two or three colors. I'm a pretty boring dresser. I have the same style of jeans in blue, black and brown and two pairs of the same comfortable shoes, one black and one brown pair.

3. I have a very eclectic taste in music. Mozart and Chopin, Dolly Parton and Nanci Griffith, Phil Collins, Meatloaf, Janis Joplin and Big Band/Swing music are all found in my music collection.

4. Currently my favorite writer is Sarah-Kate Lynch. Blessed Are The Cheesemakers is a brilliant novel, you should read it.

5. I hate air travel. Won't do it.

6. I love to travel by train. Years ago hubby and I toured the US by train, taking almost a month and stopping in various places such as Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon, Seattle and Glacier National Park. It was an awesome trip.

7. I like flavored coffees. You know the ones that come in the little tins. Cafe Vienna, Swiss Mocha and French Vanilla. Full of calories but a special treat for an afternoon pick-me-up.

So there it is. Instead of passing along the tag to others I am going to direct you to the links of blogs in my side bar. I try to keep that ever growing list current with the blogs I enjoy visiting. I have found a community of artists online, in all stages of their artistic journey, full of inspiration, wisdom and a willingness to pass along that support to others. Without which I know I wouldn't be as motivated as I am to keep progressing along on my own artistic journey.


Deborah said...

Great job on the zipper pocket. I feel the same way about purses...the perfect purse is out there somewhere.....but where?

PamYla said...

Great job! I can't find the right purse either lol..

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

SOOOOO good. I love this.

Jennifer Rose said...

Really nice zipper sketch :D

I have more bags than shoes lol I figure a person can never have too many bags. I usually can be found in the bags section of store if I go missing

I hate flying but love to travel so its a case of taking enough meds to knock me out so I sleep the whole flight lol

Margaret Ann said...

Nice drawing...a really soft and faithful good old purse! :)

no way said...

I love your bag...great detail on this. I don't know what polychromos are, but I'm going to find out.

I am also guilty of buying the same thing in more than one color. I get too antsy shopping for clothes for myself...and that takes care of the problem.

Christie said...

Another stunning journal page! Thanks for your visit to my blog, and all I can say is "ooops" regarding the Annie Dillard quote, I failed to read your caption:P

SCquiltaddict said...

Excellent sketch!!! really like it alot!! But then i like everything you do!!!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone! These Everyday Matters drawings are fun. Seems we all have purse issues. At least I'm not alone in that :)


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