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Western Pond Turtle

Hello Friends,

Here is the kind of turtle that is common where I live in northern California. The park of Turtle Bay in our area has some in their outside pond and inside in aquariums. They are fun to watch.

I used Derwent Inktense pencils to draw this one, too.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

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Hello Friends!

Now that Folktale Week and Inktober are all done, I am getting back to what I love to do best. Paint turtles! There are so many different kinds that I haven’t attempted yet. So last night I finally sketched this little guy on the rocks with my Inktense pencils. It felt weird because of all the graphite pencil work I’ve been doing lately.

I hope everyone is having a good week. I’m going to town again today to try and get rid of some books at my favorite used books store. Then I am going to check out the new library in Red Bluff. Normally, I only go to Redding for everything. But I met with a couple of ladies there last month to talk picture book stuff, and didn’t have time to browse that day. I will also have to get a new card since they are in a different county.

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

Folktale Week – Day 7 – Animal

Hello Friends,

So today’s the last day of Folktale Week, and I was glad the prompt was animal. I took this opportunity to draw The Tortoise and the Hare. Why?

Because there’s a tortoise in it , of course! And I had to give him a running hat, too. No sneakers, though. A tortoise’s big claws give them lots of traction, I’m sure!

What will I be doing next? Resting my arm for a few days and enjoying Thanksgiving this week.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a gig hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

Folktale Week Day 6 – Mirror

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When I first saw the prompt for Day 6, “Mirror,” my first thought was the wicked queen in Snow White. And although Peter Pan isn’t “technically” a folktale, it is one of my favorite stories. Besides, Tinkerbell will always be my favorite fairy! And her preening on the mirror is my favorite part of her part in the story.

So here she is!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

Foktale Week – Day 5 – Insect

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I decided to draw the characters in an Aesop fable today called “The Owl and the Grasshopper.”

If you’re familiar with the fable, you know that this grasshopper’s singing kept this owl awake during the day which she did not like, so she talked him into going up to have a glass of wine that came from Olympus and was what Apollo drank before singing to the high gods.

Well, flattery only landed that grasshopper in the owl’s mouth and gave her a nice crunchy meal!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Folktale Week – Days 3 & 4 – Witch and Ghost

Hello Friends!

Well I took a few minutes to combine the prompts for days 3 & 4. I have to go to town today. Here they are!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

 

 

Folktale Week – Day 2 – Magic

Hello Friends,ย 

Well, I am a day behind for Folktaleweek 2018, but it’s okay. I really got into this novice girl trying to turn a toad into a prince.

Oops, well, at least he’s dressed nicely, right?

Today’s prompt is witch. I have seen some pretty great ones for this challenge. People’s talent and creativity truly amaze me every day!

Well, it’s 5 p.m. so I’m going to whip up some French Toast for dinner.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

Folktale Wolf

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to share this pencil drawing I started a few days ago. I planned on drawing this wolf in a forest with Little Red Riding Hood for folktale week, but after working on it last night, it isn’t finished, and my shoulder needs a rest today. There are places in its fur that need darkening. (That’s why it’s unsigned) So anyway,ย  I am sure I won’t be drawing folktale scenes this week, but I plan to in the future. It is something I really want to do. However, I might try some super simple pen sketches…maybe. I have discovered pen is easier on my arm.

In the meantime I am also working on some of the physical therapy exercises to keep my shoulder from getting worse.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. ๐Ÿ˜

 

Inktober 2018 – Day 25 – Prickly

Hello Friends,ย 

Meetย Prickly Pete! Iย got this done later today than I usually do, but here is my ink drawing for today’s prompt, “prickly.”

The best part of my day today was getting to visit with my daughter for a few hours. She’s been staying in town all week because of work, but she loves her job at the doughnut shop. She usually goes in around 5 or 6 in the morning. So she still has a lot of her day left when she gets off. I am proud of her and glad she loves her job. So it was nice to have her home for a couple of days.

Well, I hope everyone has been having a great week. I am not sure how many more days of Inktober I will do. I am reading LOTS of picture books and still doing the online art classes atย https://www.svslearn.com/

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Inktober 2018 – Day #18 – Bottle

Hello Friends,

I just took a few minutes to sketch this out. The prompt for today is “bottle.” As you can see, my bottle has a message in it. I wonder what it says?

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

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