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Sunday, May 31, 2015

EDM 2015 #30 Bird House and #31 Eggs

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #30 Bird House and #31: Eggs

I wouldn't mind having one of these bird houses that attaches to your window with suction cups so you can see the eggs and hatchlings!

This was our final sketch assignment in the Every Day in May Sketch Event on Facebook.  This year I managed to complete all 31 sketch subjects, although on several days (like today), I combined two subjects in one sketch. In any case it was a lot of fun seeing everyone's work and the discussions that ensued.  It was really inspiring to see the various interpretations for each subject assigned, the wide variety in sketch media and style, and the sharing of tips and techniques among the nearly 1200 participants.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

EDM 2015 #26: A Sign

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #26: A Sign

We saw this at Kedleston Hall outside of Derby, England.  They had a problem with all their sheep devouring their lawns!  This sketch was a pretty slapdash effort, as I was getting several days behind in the EDM Sketch event.






Monday, May 25, 2015

EDM 2015 #25: An Apron

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #25: An Apron

Since I got the apron a little too much off center, I decided to crop this one and turn it into note paper.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

EDM 2015 #23: A interesting detail of a building

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #23: A interesting detail of a building

The Hotel de Ville, in Tours France has four of these very tired looking men holding up the roof of the building. They've been holding up the roof for centuries and look completely exhausted!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

EDM 2015 #21: The spot you regularly sit to read

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #21: The spot you regularly sit to read

This is actually my friend's favorite spot to sit and read. My spot is not nearly as pretty :-)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EDM 2015 #20: Your Wallet/billfold.

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #20: Your wallet/billfold

Well, this is really my great-grandfather's wallet (Wilhelm Christoph Schmidt, born 1854, Elmshorn, Germany, near Hamburg, died 1915, East Orange, New Jersey, USA), but it belongs to me now. I found it in a box of my grandmother's memorabilia, and inside the wallet was his passport from 1872! His brother's birth certificate, and a poem written in old German script for someone's funeral, were also in the wallet, so it was a great find!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

EDM 2015 #15: Something that can be thrown/given away

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #15:  Something that can be thrown/given away

Preliminary sketch of Bamboo on Buddha Board.  Bamboo is a good ecological alternative for disposable products because it is biodegradable, compostable, and this high-yield plant grows quickly, without the need for pesticides and chemical fertilizers -- an easily renewable resource that produces more oxygen than trees, doesn't deplete the soil or water supplies, and saves world hardwood forests.  My sketch was water on Buddha Board. The water behaves like ink, but then evaporates back into the air, giving you a blank slate for your next sketch.


Monday, May 11, 2015

EDM 2015 #10 & #11: Something that can be turned on/off, and #11: A hat

EDM Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch #10: Something that can be turned on/off, and Sketch #11: A hat, a cap, or other type of headgear.  (I was getting pressed for time, so I combined these!).

Battery-operated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Hat with a Light-up Nose!