Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rainy Day

Its one of those overcast rainy days that make you want to crawl back in bed. I plan to go to knitting and run some errands. Dave is getting an MRI today. He has some mysterious leg pain and lower back pain. It sure sounds like a disc problem to me, probably a protuding one to give that much pain. I hope that the MRI will tell us something.

Missoula was fun but tiring with all the driving I had to do. I had some snow on Loss Trail Pass in Montana but other than that things went smoothly. I had a wonderful walk at the Labyrinth but Patty was not home so we did not get to visit. When we went to the University Book store's Art Depot where Sarah got me this for mothers day.

















Its a small Japanese accordion moleskine, it opens up to one continuous long page. I have been fascinated by these and think it would be great to do a project in one. I have no clue what I want to do yet. Perhaps a theme contest, any ideas out there?

I keep drawing ladies like these and they have no real purpose other than trying out different materials and hope that I will get better at them. I have tha biggest problem with hair and thats why those dreadlock girls are so much fun. Maybe I should put a headdress on them and then hair will not be an issue. Or a series of bald ones.



















This one I used pastels on and I like the way she looks.

















I used pastel pencils on this one too, but when I sprayed a fixative on it the color from her hair ended up on her cheeks. Maybe its right she should be blushing in purple.

















I did this one using twinkling H2O's I am really enjoying painting with those. I need some more colors now. I wish I could buy them locally. For some reason these were both done on a diagonal, not sure why.

The only other shopping I did was at the Import store for 2 pieces of Fiestaware. The rest of the time I just relaxed. I have been having lots of insomnia and I had the best nights sleep there. We got Sarah all packed up and headed back home, we stopped in Butte for lunch.. It is so weird parking on the streets there. Its an old mining town and the streets are really steep.

8 comments:

Janet said...

It's good to have you back, and it sounds as if you had a fun trip. Love the moleskine! I looked at the accordian one, too, but couldn't think of a way to use it. I like your faces, especially the first one....dreadlocks and all! I have trouble with hair, too. Well, actually I have trouble with the entire face!!

artbrat said...

What a neat moleskin. I havent seen that one and I'm looking forward to seeing what you might do with it.
I hope the MRI is helpful.

Olivia said...

I like your faces, too, Kate! You are SO creative! Love, O

Angela said...

Wonderful post! Rainy day's always make me want to crawl in bed too. I'm sorry that I haven't been online that often. My computer went down..ekkkk! Anyway, great work and thanks for sharing it with us!

KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha Kate,
I love the Blue haired lady..She's quirky and fun! There was snow in Flgstaff, you think there was in Sedona too?

Let me know about the moleskin, it looks facinating, but I'd have no idea what to do with it..lol..Maybe something Oceany..
Peace, Kai xx

Gemma said...

That moleskin looks really cool....should be fun. I like to draw faces too. Have a great day!!!
xx

Pam Aries said...

hi! I am at the library...just stoppoing in for a quick helo1 miss ya!

craftyhala said...

I've gotta get some pastels...