Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday sketching

"Life Is like a Box of Chocolates... You Never Know What You're Gonna Get!".....Mrs. Gump

You never know what you're going to get when you come here for a visit. Sometimes it's art or food or dragons or VW Mini Buses. But today, it's all about tomatoes and sketching. Trust me, even though I have a college degree in Fine Art, my drawing skills suck monkey butt in the worst way! It's hard to believe that I have not attempted to strengthen my skills in this area in all the 20 plus years that I graduated. What can I say? I'm a late bloomer! Yesterday, I put together a new journal for my personal use. I'm almost done with a smaller lined journal and it was time to think about what I wanted to write in next. The problem with a standard lined journal is that my sharpee markers bleed through to the other side. Not so with the heavy unlined paper in my new Scrabble journal. I can use glue and paint and markers in this one and the page holds up beautifully. Since I've been eating meatless, I am passionate about fruits and veggies and healthy things. Here is my first attempt to sketch some juicy, lush tomatoes in my new journal.

All morning, I've been thinking about fresh tomato sauce, homemade cream of tomato soup and sandwiches on whole grain bread with slabs of heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. When we buy our house, too hell with the flowers, I'm getting right on a vegetable garden.

Here is the new journal. I love the nice big blank pages and the quirkiness of my vintage game board for a cover:

And now, I'm off to get my day started. Perhaps I'll go to the Farmer's Market with my camera for some shots of fresh produce that I can use to help me do some more sketching. Happy Saturday!


  1. love your tomatoes...they're perfect! have fun with your new sketch book.

  2. Tomatoes are on my mind too...the cucumbers are slowing down just in time for the tomatoes to take over. I would like to try making homemade ketchup this year. It will be a first for me but I hear it's really good.

  3. I always love the artsy stuff you create. And you're tomato sketching is COOL!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. mmm, fresh tomatoes are so delicious! i made the most divine fresh tomato pie the other day that was to die for. & i love your awesome new journal, the scrabble cover is perfect for a nice solid backing for drawing :)
    p.s. i'm an art major too ♥

  5. I love your Scrabble journal!!
    I've never really gotten into journaling, and definitely have no fine art skills, but I have been trying to keep a small record of my Reiki work. Maybe that will turn into something more at some point and I'll get more creative with it. Yours are always very inspiring.

    Have fun!