Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - Summertime

The Professor and I recently celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary. This is an occasion that we don't usually mark with gifts, choosing instead to dedicate a trip taken or a new item for our home for our anniversary. I happened to pick up these bluebird salt and pepper shakers and they became our anniversary gift this year. The other evening I sketched them in graphite and added watercolor pencil for a bit of color.

This sketch is one of the last remaining page spreads in my Spring sketch journal. And now today marks the beginning of summer. Time for a new season and a new sketch journal.

Happy Summer Solstice!

In summer, the song sings itself.  
 
~William Carlos Williams

14 comments:

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Happy summer, and happy anniversary!

Adine said...

Happy anniversary!

bettyfromtexas said...

Happy Anniversary, Ann!! Your beautiful little birds bring such a smile this morning!!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Happy Anniversary, and what a lovely spread!

Barbara Weeks said...

Lovely, Happy Anniversary!

debra morris said...

Nice sketch, Happy Anniversary!

meegan said...

so sweet and cute.

AutumnLeaves said...

A gorgeous little sketch and I love the softness of the graphite mixed with w/c pencil. Happy anniversary to both you and Gary.

nanke's stuff said...

What a wonderful little drawing to commemorate a special event! They are quite cheery. Happy Anniversary to you both!! nancy

Alex said...

Happy Anniversary Ann and Gary! These have to be the cutest salt and pepper shaker I've ever seen =)
They are just so lively, and you as the artist brought all that out so well.

Cathy Holtom said...

A lovely present and sketch, very in theme with your blog!

Ann said...

Thank you everyone!

Sara Light Waller said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your little birds are charming, just perfect. :-)

kazumiwannabe said...

The little birds are very sweet! And 27 years, that's beautiful. Happy anniversary!

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