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May 6, 2010

Every Day in May - 6

Three grandchildren came for dinner the other evening and Sydney brought me these flowers.  They look like peonies, but are actually double tulips.

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May 5, 2010

Every Day in May - 5

Last night I sketched 3 posemaniac.com figures in 5 minutes each using the 9B woodless pencil and stump recommended by Rankin in his Fast Sketching Techniques book.  I enjoyed fast sketching and equally fast shading with the stump, but this morning realized that my new figure sketchbook is too big for my scanner!  Yikes! 

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May 4, 2010

Everyday in May - 4

Our  Journal Study Group met yesterday and we all made 3" by 5" books using a prototype that Gwen Diehn sent to me after she spent an afternoon with us in March.  The stick goes through 3 loops, keeping the accordion spine closed.  There are 8 pages of watercolor paper to use inside.  I plan to put more of my pregnant model stamps on the pages inside and then have a surprise hidden on the spine.  I'll take photos when I'm finished.

 I just LOVE cute little books!

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May 3, 2010

Every Day in May-3

Yesterday I went to see the Watercolor Society of America annual show at Salmagundi several hours before it closed.   This is the second year that I went to the exhibit and again I was overwhelmed by the talent of the group and their beautiful handling of watercolor.  My fish were inspired by fish that I saw on two of the paintings.  Following the show, I walked across 12th Street in the Village to Utrecht art to get a 9B pencil to work on David Rankin's Fast Sketching Techniques and saw this beautiful tulip growing in front of a brownstone. 

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May 2, 2010

Every Day in May -2

Sydney and Callum came to our apartment yesterday afternoon while big brother Henry went to the Yankee game with our daughter and son-in-law.  The afternoon ended with Cal and I playing with the Play-Doh factory!

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