This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Sunday, May 23, 2010

From my sketchbook...

This is a work in progress in my sketchbook...I'm really loving the textures that I made in the beginning just rolling the side of the pencil around (it's a woodless pencil, I love those!)

This one I signed and have since changed my mind which way is up... I like this way better...so my signature is upside-down at the top...oops. (It's not the first time.)

Usually, I tape all four edges, but the top edge got away (DOH!) Well, I thought I had taped all four edges, come to find out, I didn't...I had two pieces of tape on the bottom! Note to self...ALWAYS put on your glasses when taping the edges of the paper!

For heavens sake...I've just been in such a tizzy these last few weeks, the drawings have been a soothing activity while I've been going through the process of publishing my second novel...which, just in case you haven't visited my other blog "Upstate Girl", it is officially published as of May 21st! What a relief...yet, I have noticed that I've dropped into a bit of a funk since I 'finished' the editing/proofreading phase of the thing...and once I held it in my hands for the first time, I turned all bittersweet (not quite weepy, just hmmm...a little sad). Well, I got to work in the garden these last few days, and while I turned up the soil and planted seeds, I re-set my brain, today was a better day and I am getting back into the groove of "doing". Maybe I won't forget to wear my glasses when taping paper edges or signing my pictures at the top when I thought it was the bottom...


Here are the two peas from a pod...but as different as night n' day... I love them both!

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Your drawings are fantastic!!

Curio said...

I recently bought two sketchbooks in the hopes of sketching on a regular basis...so far not working out. And after seeing what you sketch, I think I better start with some "learning to draw" lessons. Beautiful sketches!

As for your books, I will be looking up your other blog and although I rarely read fiction. I just might look into your books because your writing style is pretty captivating.

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Thanks for stopping by Kathy and Curio!

Sometimes the drawings are my way of reorganizing myself, I'll go through phases in my artwork that finally peter out after going full steam ahead and I return to the sketchbook and the random marks to focus...just returning to the basics of black and white, pencil on paper is good... I really hope you work out what you have in you Curio...keep going forward!

La Dolce Vita said...

love the drawings! xx's