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Australian Flatback Sea Turtle

Hello Friends!

Wow, yesterday was quite the day being a guest on my friend Jill’s blog!  I met several new wonderful people and their thoughtful comments made my day!  Thank you, Jill, and everyone!

As promised, here is another sea turtle I have re-drawn in a 5×7 size that I will paint again in watercolors.  This is the Australian Flatback; their scutes on their backs don’t seem to be as prominent as other types of sea turtles – they look smoother which is why I painted it that way originally.  I may change it a little, though and just make the lines light.

I named Christine when I first painted my huge one a few years ago.  I named her after Christine, a fellow blogger I met here on WordPress who lives in Australia and is also a wonderful and creative artist herself.  I learned a lot from her when I first began my blog four years ago.  She does more teaching on her blog which is a great gift she has.

Here is a link to Christine’s blog https://zenschoolforcreatives.com/category/watercolours/

Well, it is back to the drawing/painting board for me!  Also…writing.  I am beginning a new writing course which I will tell you about soon.

Watch for a few more turtles coming along!  I may also start on a new sea turtle project for displaying at a local art gallery.  I will tell you more about that later, too.  It is not a commission or anything I was asked to do.  It is a voluntary piece I can contribute for their Holiday sale where people can sell paintings and crafts they’ve made I think.  I will be finding out more about it soon.

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ON MONDAY, WATCH FOR MY NEXT GUEST BLOG POST.  My guest will be another friend I met through our local Writer’s Forum group, Vickie Linnet.

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Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

 

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Green Sea Turtle Drawing

 

Hello Friends,

Here is a new drawing of my green sea turtle, Thomas.  It looks a little different than the first painting I did.  Yet, I am sure not all green sea turtles look exactly the same as far as their scales and faces go.

This is a new sea turtle that will also become a 5 x 7″  watercolor painting that I will want to have new blank greeting cards printed from, and I will add a background to it, too.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Drawing

Hello Friends,

Meet Olive, the Olive Ridley sea turtle again, (or if you haven’t met her, she says “Hello everybody!”)  This is a quick sketch of her, but I will add an ocean background, probably different from the larger painting I did a few years ago.   I have redrawn her on a much smaller scale!  And here is why —

 

I wanted you to know that I am redrawing the seven types of sea turtles again to paint in watercolors on a much smaller scale, 5 x 7 to be exact, so I can get blank greeting cards made from them.  (This is in response to my “#1 fan” Jill W.!!  I love you, Jill!)  😉

So that is what I am working on in addition to doing a new watercolor painting for a friend which I am going to post when it is done.  I will be posting the second sea turtle I drew later this week, too.  Hmmm….which one will it be?

I hope you all are enjoying your summer!  We finally have some much cooler weather for a while which I am enjoying!  Stay cool…and always remember to….

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a BIG hug!  🙂

Cock-eyed Giraffe Pencil Drawing

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to share this giraffe I sketched without tracing the outline. You can probably see that.  Its eyes are so uneven!!  Apparently when I first posted this, I confused myself and said it was a camel in the text.  It has been quite a few weeks of craziness here!  Oh well, I  have not been drawing freely as much lately with all the recent events that happened in my life.  Here they are:

The good:  My daughter graduated from high school. 🙂

The bad:  Next week she leaves us for the summer on the same day our son will be leaving to go live and work in the wilderness for his job for 8 days.  Well, it will be “good” for HIM, but “bad” for ME; I will be saying good-bye to him this weekend, then to my daughter a few days later.  They are leaving on the same day.  This is going to be the first time I have ever been away from both of them at the same time for any length of time. 😦  I am sure George and I will have a good week, though.  😉

The ugly:  My brother committed suicide on May 4th.  I have written about that already here on my blog.  The post is here:   https://patsyscreativecorner.com/2017/05/23/suicide-dont-make-that-choice/

However, yesterdat, I did 5 of my picture book paintings for Larry, the Lonely Leatherback Sea Turtle!  I want to get the paintings finished so I can scan them into my laptop and digitally put the words to the story in.  I have started this process with a different picture book I have done a few watercolor paintings for called Mr. C. Turtle Makes New Friends.  I haven’t shared any of that story here yet.

As usual, I am feeling like I am all over the place emotionally and mentally.  This is going to be a busy week.  I am meeting a new friend for lunch on Thursday so that will be fun.  Then this Sunday I might get to see some real turtles and tortoises!! I have seen some turtles before I even owned a red-eared slider years ago)  but never a tortoise in real life!  This excites me!!  I hope I will be allowed to take pictures so I can share them here.

So now it is onto exercising and getting ready for the meeting tonight!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

 

Kangaroo Feet!

Hello Friends,

Here are some kangaroo feet I drew yesterday.  I was looking at this picture of these unique feet in a book about kangaroos.  This is the whole picture!  Just feet…..

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug.  🙂

P. S. May the 4th be with you!  😉

 

Hippo “Peek-a-Boo” in Pencil

Hello Friends,

Here’s a hippo I did yesterday in pencil.  I decided to venture out and get to drawing some other animals for a change.  I am in the process of working on preliminary ideas for an alphabet book.  I have some other drawings of animals for each letter, but they are small right now.  I will share them eventually.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

Kangaroo in Pencil

Hello Friends,

Here is a little kangaroo hopping around, probably somewhere in Australia!  This is for you, Christine Stoner!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

Women in the Wilderness

Hello Friends! Today I want to share a post from my husband’s new blog, CCC: Hard Corps. He has been finding all kinds of people who write about their experiences in the California Conservation Corps. either from the past or currently.
Our son just joined them a month or so ago and is loving the great work they are doing. Our daughter will be joining sometime soon after she graduates from high school this year. My husband was in the CCC back in the late 1980’s. We met in 1990 after he had just gotten out.
Agnes’s story is very inspiring! Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

CCC: Hard Corps

This is Agnes. Agnes is one of the organizers for Women in the Wilderness.  She hails from the San Fernando and Simi Valleys, however, the mountains of CA have been her favorite home.  She spends her winters in Mammoth Lakes, CA and summers have been spent mostly in Kings Canyon National Park, but also the Inyo NF, the Stanislaus NF, and all over CA travelling between CCC Backcountry Crews.  With an environmental studies degree and seeking something more than planning, she stumbled upon the Backcountry Program. The 22 weeks spent that first summer in the Sierra launched her outdoor career working with young people building trails and community.  Agnes has hiked over 10,000 miles all over the backcountry, she spent 5 seasons with the National Park Service and 8 seasons with the Backcountry Program as a Supervisor and Program Manager.  Following her passion, she is a founding member of the 

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Human Skull #2-Graphite Pencil Drawing

Hello Friends,

Here is another human skull I found (well, obviously I didn’t really find a real human skull!) to draw in pencil. I thought this one looked extra creepy because of the blackened background so I filled in my background as well to help it stand out more.  The thing I liked about it was the fact that its teeth are missing!  I also didn’t draw it exactly like the photo; the mouth is shaped more like how my dad looked without his dentures!!  😉  What do you think?

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Over the next few days I am going to be posting some quick watercolor sketches I did yesterday of some of the perils that sea turtles face in the ocean every day.  It is something I had been meaning to do for quite a while so when I found one of the pictures I had printed out, I decided to sit down and do them.  So be on the lookout over the next few days.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂  

 

Human Skull Sketch

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Hello Friends,

Please still be my friend after seeing this!!  Ha, ha!  I personally think it is a hideous attempt at a human skull, but hey, gotta start somewhere…sometime.  I was looking at a photo I found when I Googled “human skull” while drawing this so I didn’t trace the outline which is probably why it is a little out of proportion.

Just as a caution, don’t Google “human skull” if you aren’t prepared to see some shocking ones!  Or if you like that sort of thing…go for it!  Of course every human’s skull is shaped differently; otherwise we wouldn’t have such a variety of really great people on the planet!  They are interesting to look at…go on, you know you want to….

Well, I will be practicing some more but may trace the outline at least so the rest of the proportions are right next time!  I have never been one to really like drawing people much, but the skeleton is interesting!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂 

 

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