Art du Jour 10

imageimageThis is just some more practice and experimentation or busy-work or whatever you would like to call it.  Sketches and sketches and more sketches.  Maybe I will try some perspective landscapes when I’m tired of noses and eyelashes.

Last day with my grandchildren, heading home tomorrow.  The sun is shining but the weather has turned crisp and cold, so driving should be fine.  If all goes well, this is movie theatre day this afternoon.

We have been playing a sketching game, where each player draws a picture chosen from a list of possibilities on a playing card, and whoever draws that picture guesses what it is.  The artists get points for having the players guess correctly, so it makes sense to try to produce a drawing which is easily recognizable.  A little black dot on a blank page, or a simple square is really difficult to figure out without some context clues.  You are also rewarded for speed, so it’s an interesting mix.

It’s a Monday off school and work, so bonus weekend day for everyone.


Stay warm.

Nobody Likes This

nobody likes this


This reminds me of the suggestion to change my password to ‘incorrect‘ so that when I can’t remember it, the prompt will say ‘your password is incorrect’.

No, I don’t know why two such dissimilar things seem to me to be connected but there you go.

We spent an excellent weekend with kids and grandkids, and although I hate to say so and jinx it, the weather was BEAUTIFUL!  It’s actually still beautiful today.  We were sitting outside on lawn chairs beside our snow mountain watching the kids try to pummel it into submission, but it’s a pretty hard packed hill that will be around for a while yet.  There was also a dog catching snowballs.  Entertainment like that is hard to find.

When I got home from work today there were three messages with gorgeous artwork sitting on the pillows of my bed, and another one on top of my computer.  See how well these kids know me?  Those are the two places I would be certain to find stuff, that’s for sure.  And my fridge is completely papered over once again with delightful works of art.

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend and a fun April Fools Day.   Think Spring.