Harriet the Elegant ghost spent a day at the Jersey shore and was relieved she no longer need worry about tan lines, or beach tags, or soggy towels, or clingy swimsuits, or sand in the carpet, or etc., etc., etc.
Harriet the Elegant ghost went on a picnic lunch where, unbeknownst to Harriet, a family of fire ants were also enjoying the crumbs falling from her swiss cheese sandwich.
Harriet the Elegant ghost attended the county’s annual rodeo roundup only to discover she had no feet on which she could wear the complimentary cowboy boots.
Harriet the Elegant ghost went shopping for a new frock but found that the styles were too wild for her refined taste.
A few posts ago I shared a sketch I made of my mom from a memory I have of her. So it did not surprise me that lately I have been thinking about particular memories of my dad. What I decided on was a sketch of my dad shopping. As with the sketch of myContinue reading “Shopping with Dad”
Not long ago, I was thinking about a short story my friend Claudia wrote about a train ride she took to see her son in Pittsburgh. The reason I was thinking about this story is because I remember reading it to my mother on a visit to her when she was living with my sister.Continue reading “Story Time with Mom”
The title for this post may seem a bit odd but the following pages from my sketchbook all started with stained parchment paper from cooking beets and a few scones. But ‘Scones me’ is not an expression and, therefore, a poor title for this post. Anyway, The richly colored pieces of parchment I could notContinue reading “‘Beets me!’ Sketches”
I was going along in my sketchbooks happily drawing funny shaped houses and buildings and out of nowhere, birds crept onto the pages. These are very different from my Dirty Birds series that I did back in 2003/2004 when I was obsessed with, mainly, pigeons but other common urban birds as well. Clicking on anyContinue reading “The Birds”
A few weeks ago, I was posting lots of building sketches where the buildings were very elongated rectangles (you can see them here and here). Then I decided to try using one of my brush pens to see if I could change the line. What resulted were buildings that had softer, organic shapes. Here areContinue reading “The Round Houses”
Sorry if you are opening this post expecting a quaint garden scenes complete with water features, statues of St. Francis, and a rainbow of color but instead you are finding these: The great thing about sketchbooks for me is that I never know what is going to appear. For the top piece, which I willContinue reading “Garden Sketches”