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Beaver in Pencil

Hello Friends!

I drew this beaver the other night while watching t.v. which is when I do most of my sketching. I guess that way I don’t feel so much like a couch potato, ha ha! I find it relaxing.

I hope you all had a great week. We have finally been getting some badly needed rain here in California. It is getting a little colder, too. Autumn is finally here!

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

Laughing Hyena in Pencil

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A couple of days ago I drew this laughing hyena in pencil in my sketchbook. I have been sketching in pencil lately. I haven’t really been working on anything else. Yesterday, I spent a lot of time looking online for new smaller tables to put in my art studio. I was just going to get one, but my husband needs a place to work on some podcasting he wants to do. So I got him a table, too. When those come next week, I will get the big wooden table out of there. One of its legs keeps dropping screws, so I am afraid it might just fall apart on me. It is very old and really too large for the room. We had it in the garage for years, but now I am not sure where it will go, ha ha!

Anyway, I hope you are all doing well and having a good week.

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

Red Fox in Pencil

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Yesterday I finished drawing this fox that I began last week. I took my time with this one, because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get a good picture of it outside until it stopped raining. We got several inches of rain over the last few days which we badly needed. It has been nice the last couple of days, though.

I still haven’t been doing much art this week. I have read a few books, though, ha ha! 

Our oldest moved out last weekend but hasn’t had a chance to come back for one of the tables in my studio that I am giving them. And I haven’t decided what I am going to do with the extra space yet.

I hope you have all had a nice week. I didn’t do all the Halloween drawings I had thought of doing, but I am still reading ghost stories which is fun. 

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

Witch Hazel Drawings in Pencil

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It has been quite a while since I posted. I haven’t been doing much art lately. I have still been reading a lot. I discovered a writer of ghost stories named Mary Downing Hahn. Her books are written for older children. They are short enjoyable novels. And our library has several of them which I have liked a lot. 

I have only drawn the first few animals for the autumn woods 2021 challenge on Instagram. 

Our oldest moved out again, so I spent some time over the weekend cleaning out my studio where they had to sleep while they were here. 

So yesterday I worked out and began watching the Harry Potter movies again. It has been a couple of years since I have watched any of them. And I have only read through the books once. 

Anyway, I hope you are all doing well.

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

Blue Jay in Pencil

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I worked on this blue jay over the last couple of days. It is the second animal on the Autumn 2021 challenge for artists on Instagram. I am not stressing about “being behind” or feeling like I have to “catch up.” It makes the challenge more fun for me.

I hope you are all doing well.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

White Tiger in Pencil

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Yesterday, I drew this white tiger in pencil. I haven’t been drawing or painting much lately. But today INKTOBER is starting!

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

Kitties in Pencil

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This week I took a break from doing any painting or mixed media. I have been reading a lot and exercising. But in the evenings I still did some drawing. These are all kittens I practiced drawing in different poses. But the top right one is a sketch of our grown cat named Wampus. She sat on the floor with her legs and tail all tucked up under her. So I knelt on the floor in front of her to sketch her. I think she was posing for me, ha ha!!

I am not sure what I am going to start working on this weekend, but I have a few ideas.

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

Wolf in Pencil on Toned Paper

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Here is another wolf I drew in graphite pencil on toned paper. Lately, I have been reading and working out more than doing art. But I want to start on something new today. I hope you are all doing well.

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

White Wolf Pup in Pencil

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A few days ago I decided to do a little sketch of a white wolf pup. I used this toned paper, because it is the notebook with my other wolf drawings in it. I still don’t know how I feel about drawing on this color of paper yet. It’s easy enough to sketch on, but using pencil on it is something I am not sure I like. I haven’t sketched anything in colored pencil or pen on it, though. So maybe I will give that a try soon.

Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

Monkey in Pencil


Hello Friends!

So… here’s a monkey for your Tuesday!Β 

On Sunday I decided to do a little sketching. I wanted to get a feel for monkeys which I don’t believe I have ever sketched. I like the way it looks like it has a hat on!Β 

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚


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