Thursday, November 05, 2009


I forgot to upload a photo the other day!! I drew this from a reference photo I took, just before sunset in a local park- I was out capturing the autumnal colours before they faded ;)

Pokeweed is a beautiful plant- the contrast of the magenta stem, with the green leaves (varying in tones of green) and the purplish-black berries is a stunner- especially at this time of year!

I have been busy trying some new things too... messing with Manga :) O.K. maybe not precisely manga. Every so often I just get the inkling to mess around with something new. And then it doesn't help when I get myself hooked onto one of the Manga strips out there ;)

But just so you can see I was not just doing nothing...

I'm not too good at consistency in looks just yet ;)

And the other thing I have been doing is planning. Restructuring schoolwork for the kids, and planning a little self education for myself. You can read more about that on my homeschool blog if you are truly interested ;)
A certain "How to Keep an Artist's Journal" Class is also on my list of 'Things to do" :)


  1. Ah yes, pokeweed. I know it well. So beautiful and so...big. I spend a lot of time trying to keep it from shading out my smaller wildflowers. :o)

    I like your Manga work. It is an interesting style.

    Peace and Laughter,

  2. Thanks Cristina :) Pokeweed doesn't grow in our garden ;) Except at the sides where we let it LOL
    Whatever you do- don't start reading Manga- it is addictive!!

    Manga has a real thing about eyes- they are quite difficult to capture!
    Fun though :)
    I have personally preferred the Western way of comic strip drawing- but then I was influenced at a young age- my parent's next door neighbour draws for Marvel :D

  3. I enjoyed browsing around your blog today...and thanks for the comments you leave with mine. I do think there is something to the healing properties of handmade afghans. Perhaps it is in the prayers woven into the stitches, rather than the afghan itself, but no matter, still there's something there:)


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