Friday, November 25, 2011

AEDM#24 - Stacked cups

I saw an image (photo) like this on a magazine recently and was really taken by the shape of these stacked cups. So I drew my own version of it for yesterday's "Art Every Day Month" entry.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

AEDM#23 - A city, simplified

Yesterday's city turned out a little wacky. So I decided to try a simplified, more streamlined version.

AEDM#22 - An attempted city

This is what happens when you are utterly sleep deprived and try to do a doodle on a small pad of paper held in the lap first thing in the morning, while an adorable yellow cat tries to sit on your lap at the same time. My buildings are falling over!

AEDM#21 - Butterflies and other flying things

You can sort of see when I am in a period of inspiration or in a period of "I have to do art today for Art Every Day Month." I don't care too much for this one.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

AEDM#20 - Flowers

This is what happens when I am really tired of doing the daily AEDM doodles. I just phone it in. (Hmm...telephones would be a cool theme for an upcoming daily doodle.)

AEDM#18 - Clocks

Time is such a big theme in our family. For me, it's whizzing past at an alarming rate. My child is growing before my eyes, turning into a long, lanky bean. For him, time is nonexistent. There is only the present. It shouldn't surprise me...he loves watching physicist Brian Greene on Nova, going on and on about new theories of time and space. Now, if my son could just get ready on time and clean up his space, I'd be happy....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AEDM#17 - Books

When I heard that Occupy Wall Street had a wonderful library, and that it had been taken down by police (the same guys who destroyed their tents), I was so sad. Libraries are so special. It inspired me to make today's doodle about books.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AEDM#16 - Clothes

I did this while at the YMCA, sleep-deprived, watching my son take his swim lessons today.

AEDM#15 - Pots and Pans

Why I'd do art of stuff from the kitchen is a mystery to me. I don't like being in the kitchen much.

AEDM#14 - Letters

I have always regarded letters as little bits of art.

AEDM#13 - Fruits and veggies

Today's doodling consists of fruits and veggies. Some look pretty scary; others, not so much.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

AEDM#12 - Kept working....

On November 12 for Art Every Day Month, I chose once again to keep working on my newest painting. I made significant progress, too. I don't know if one is supposed to create a new and complete bit of art on every day of AEDM; I hope not. With all that I've got to do, I don't always have time to do art for pleasure (AEDM) and art for business. Business usually wins that battle, as I have this odd need for income.

However, I will say that having made a public commitment to AEDM is helping me have the discipline to make art every day. You might think that doing art every day is natural for an artist. It may well be, but when the artist is a homeschooling mom with another day job too, it's easy for that to be put on the back burner. I am thankful to AEDM for keeping me on track. I know that this painting will be done before long and I can return to my adorable doodles, or perhaps some 5x5 paintings that I can turn into card designs. Thanks for listening.

p.s. I am not including a photo of my painting-in-progress here because I want it to be a surprise.

Friday, November 11, 2011

AEDM#11 - Not a doodle, but a painting

For "Art Every Day Month," (AEDM#11) I was not inspired to do a doodle today. Today I came up with an idea for a new painting, drew the pencil sketch for it, and started the painting. I've got it sort of half-covered in this photo because I don't really want to reveal what I've got planned

Thursday, November 10, 2011

AEDM#10 - Clotheslines

When I watched a recent episode of Boardwalk Empire ("Peg of Old" - Episode 19), I was struck by the pattern of clotheslines spanning an alleyway in one of the scenes. Hence today's doodle.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

AEDM#9 - Chairs

Or maybe I should call this one "things to sit on," as my son pointed out that there are some things in here that are most certainly not chairs. :-)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

AEDM#8 - Windows

Here is today's contribution for Art Every Day Month. Windows.

Monday, November 7, 2011

AEDM#7 - Leaves

Appropriately for fall.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

AEDM#6 - Lamps

Shedding some light on Art Every Day Month. Lamps!

AEDM#5 - Coffee cups


AEDM#4 - Fish


AEDM#3 - Gifts


AEDM#2 - Cats


Art Every Day Month - AEDM#1: Houses

I haven't even bothered to find out if there is such a thing as "Art Every Day Month" or whether it's a figment of FB friend Aimee's artistically wonderful mind. But with so many of my friends doing NaNoWriMo, I felt that if my homeschooling friends can work on their novel every day with numerous kids and household and work duties, then I can churn out a doodle-type drawing each day for AEDM. (Truth be told, I have never committed publicly to one of these things before.)

So, I guess I will catch up on my postings. (These are all small pen & ink doodles, from my 3x5 sketch pad. That's the size of daily art I have time for these days.)