The month of November flew by and I’m happy I picked up the sketchbook. I wonder if thirty days has made it a habit?
I’ve got to stop drawing birds. The turkey reminded me of family and the quail reminded me of California. And together they both reminded me of the “pet” magpie that my great grandfather had in a outdoor cage in Atascadero. When you walked along side the cage the bird would come close and whisper “I’ll get you.” It took me a few months to figure out that my great grandmother hated that bird and would periodically tell it so (in so many words, that is.)
quail November 26, 2009
Took a few minutes to go into the studio to draw leaving the hubbub of football and kitchen chaos behind. Had told my daughter I was going to go draw a turkey. When she came to visit a few minutes later, she asked “That’s not a turkey, is it?”
ge’ez chicken November 24, 2009
This is the rut I’m in at the moment… working with some Ge’ez script. Disappointed that I wasn’t “drawing” anything, so I tossed a chicken (ዶሮ ) into the mix. Cluck.
gaelic November 23, 2009
Playing with Latin script today by exploring a little Scottish Gaelic. My favorite is Gaelic for terrific:- ‘S math sin – which is believed to be the origin of the Brit’s smashing.
tifinagh November 22, 2009
Playing around with the Tifinagh script this evening (similar to the ancient Berber script) used primary in decorations or in love letters. Thought it would be interesting to turn a word or phrase in a quilt block.