I never realized how tiring vacation would be. DH has been home for the week and we took a few day trips with the kids. We went tubing ( i will NEVER do that again with little ones), drove down to MD to an army base museum, drove a bit more to a Bass Pro Shop, received some really EXCITING news and of course....went fishing! We left the end of the week for relaxing. Somehow relaxing to my hubby meant putting in new windows. whew, I'm tired!
I didn't think I'd get it done, but I managed to get this weeks Dixie Pieces layout done. The challenge this week is TEXTURE of summer, DOODLING, the colors GREY, RED, LT BLUE and neutrals.
I used to love drawing back in college. I would sit down and draw everyday. Now my time is spent scrapping and stamping and I'm a bit rusty to say the least. It was fun to get out my old sketchbooks and start drawing again. I drew him in pencil, added detailing with Zig Micron (1, 5) pens. Then I went in and added loose strokes of color with Koh-i-noor pencils. I wanted it to look a bit like an artists nature sketchbook. ( note to self: don't ask the 6 yr old what he thinks. The fish is too fat according to him, lol!)
I also doodled the sentiment and border around the edge. Within the border are all kinds of descriptive words to describe how I feel about touching the fish... slippery, slimy, cold, gross, etc. Its not so much the actual feeling of the fish, but more the combination of their texture, the fear of hurting them and their unpredictable movements that I don't like. I always get DH to remove the hook and release them.