Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenges #2, #5, #14

EDM #2 Draw a desk lamp, or other lamp.


EDM #5 Draw your bed.


EDM #14 Draw what you see in the morning when you get up.


Recently I joined on online group designed to encourage people in their creativity, especially visual journals. I had been keeping a personal journal with photographs of beautiful or significant people, places and things, but I wanted to make my writing even more personal with my own drawings. I also wanted some help with ideas, so this group, called Everyday Matters, seemed perfect.

I have included a link on the right side of my blog. I intend to post some of my sketches of everyday things in my life, and today I’m posting three of them. The desk lamp hardly ever gets used, since it throws lots of h eat. But sometimes I need the extra bit of illumination for my aging eyes. The other two sketches are of my wonderful big soft bed, my throne really. I am an insomniac, and I decided that if I can’t sleep, at least I can lounge in comfort. So I ditched the old double bed and bought this Queen-sized model. The last two are of my bedroom, as seen from the bed, and the bathroom cabinet. All are done with a Micron pen and Plume markers.

14 comments:

Sharon said...

Nice sketches! I'm going to check out Everyday Matters. I'm convinced the secret to producing good art is to practice every day. As a fellow insomniac, I understand the value of a big, comfortable bed...it would just be so nice to actually SLEEP in it occasionally...

Sharon said...

Nice sketches! I'm going to check out Everyday Matters. I'm convinced the secret to producing good art is to practice every day. As a fellow insomniac, I understand the value of a big, comfortable bed...it would just be so nice to actually SLEEP in it occasionally...

Sherry said...

So Sharon, did you see I stole your list of recent reads for my blog? So much for originality!

Emma Pod said...

Welcome to the EDM group! I joined in January and have really enjoyed it....the people are really nice and it's been fun to have a weekly project. I like all three of your drawings - the middle one of your bed is especially nice. Great detail! I also like your flamingo from an earlier post.

Sharon said...

Sorry about the double post. Not sure how I managed that.

I stole your blog idea...you stole my list...isn't there a quote about imitation and sincere flattery. BTW - also really liked the pen drawing of your feet. Some day I will be able to sketch confidently with pens, but for now I still need to be able to erase (although art teacher's scold for that).

Jenny said...

Lovely, friendly sketches and well done! Markers are so nice and easy for adding color.

Lin said...

These are WONDERFUL!! I so look forward to more!

Sarah said...

Welcome to EDM. Lovely sketches - and really skillful use of markers

Lynn said...

All of your sketches are excellent. I especially like the one of the bed, it's just lovely. Welcome to the EDM group, you'll like it here.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Very nice Sherry. Lovely colours in the bed drawing. Welcome to this lovely group.

Linda said...

:-) LOVE those pen and LaPlume Marker combination drawings! Welcome to EDM!

Arty Velarde said...

Nice drawings!!

Serena said...

Wonderful sketches, Sherry! Your bed looks so comfortable and lovely colours too.

phthaloblu said...

Wonderful sketches! You are very talented.