Saturday, January 8, 2011

Home and Enthused About the New Year.


Not sure where to begin. We are back from our two week vacation in Florida. Now let me explain, it is not always warm in the Orlando area. We were there to watch  soccer games including one at 8:30am on the 27th and a later game on the 28th. Both started late, due to a freeze delay. On later days, it did get warmer as it seems that the temperature can jump 20 degrees overnight. Bok Tower Gardens were a highlight for me and I'll show pictures in a later blog. We arrived home on Thursday afternoon and I went to the figure drawing class Friday morning before we even had time to shop for food. Hey, I have my priorities!

Each of these drawings were about 20 minutes in length. I was afraid that what little I had learned last year would have been lost as we have not had drawings sessions for about three weeks. Little by little, I am learning.


 The next picture is the cover of my Sketchbook Project. My dear friend, Barbara, made the lovely paste paper that I used for the cover. This is not a line and grid design, but it's my book and I'll be obstinate and do what I like. I'm very glad that I took on this challenge, but I could feel my energy draining towards the end. Planning a trip to Florida and trying to celebrate the holidays spread me a little thin. Oops! it happened again. I cannot see the picture of the cover, but you probably can. Think that is a message to stop talking for today! Cheers, Sandra



13 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

Wonderful sketches!!

I don't blame you for putting a cover to the sketchbook that will make it a total standout! My cover is vinyl. I am trying to figure out what will adhere to that . . . almost ready to go otherwise. I can't wait to see yours when it makes its appearance in Austin!!

Anonymous said...

Sandra,
The sketches are lovely and the cover is so ethereal! I'm trying to work up the courage to take a figure class. Best wishes in 2011.

nanke's stuff said...

I've been sort of MIA for awhile, and I'm trying to catch up. I just read your last few postings, and I'm so impressed! I love the quilt you made with the "find it" theme, the pages from your sketch book project are well done, fun, and interesting, and your life drawing sketch is great. Wonderful job withthe foreshortening! nancy

watercoloredhands said...

Those figures are very well done and the sketchbook cover is amazing! Guess what, there is a figure drawing group forming close to where I live!!! My prayers have been answered :)

Cathy Holtom said...

Your cover looks really good, will you write anything on it?
I like you figure drawings too, especially the first one :)

curiouscrow said...

You're figure drawings look like great start to the New Year!

Shirley said...

Welcome back - lovely figure drawings and beautiful sketchbook cover.

donna said...

Terrific figure drawings.

Alex said...

Awesome sketches Sandra...they are somewhat quite emotional ^^

Elena and Russ said...

I love you drawings, Sandra!

raena said...

Your figure drawing is coming along nicely and the cover looks great to me!

debra morris said...

Beautiful cover....well done for finishing. Love the second life drawing. Hope you have a relaxing weekend

magpie said...

love the figures - the way you've captured the form with shadow is so assured.