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Drawing my hat.

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I went out to the mall (yes, we have one!) for some groceries and somewhat needed purchases and failed horrible in the last category. They did not have what I wanted.

Crossing the large parking-lot to the stores I realised I forgot to bring my hat (or cap). My scalp burns easily — which hurts — so on sunny days like today I wear protection. I hopped into the nearest clothing store and found exactly one hat. A simply grey-ish bucket hat. I now have a full quartet of bucket hats.

It posed nicely for my drawing.


Small drawing and re-found drawings.

Small scissors.

Headphones .

Löwengasse (Wien)

Andrea's bag.

Raspberry cocktail.

Doors .

My wallet.

Dog leash.

Nintendo gamecube controller.

Today didn’t go too great, and at some point I decided to make a little drawing. I drew the little (handy) scissors I bought recently. While I took the photo I noticed the other drawings in the moleskine and realised I hadn’t put a bunch of the others drawings online yet. I made them all in 2007, and I enjoyed looking at them today.

The headphones have broken since (cable), however, I still have and use the wallet and the dog leash. And I wouldn’t mind one of those raspberry cocktails ;)


Mini-sketchcrawl, May 16th.

Yesterday the second sketchcrawl of 2010 took place. I missed out on it because I got ill after doing some gardening on the balcony. To make up for it — because I really wanted to do it — I did a mini sketchcrawl on my own today. Perhaps even during May 15th somewhere on this planet still…

I drew some plants, some of which I’ve drawn before. I also drew my flowerpress, which I’ve also drawn before.

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The other cucumberplant-drawing I refer to and the earlier flowerpress drawing:

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New art supplies (paint, paintbox, journal)

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I have this thing about art supplies. I get all happy and giddy when walking into an art supply store. I don’t necessarily have to buy anything (although I wouldn’t mind), just seeing all the colourful paper and the paints, and smell the paper makes me happy. Every once in a while I do like to buy supplies though. Last week I went out to get a tube of China White waterpaint, and I purchased a better paintbox. Back at home I ordered a few things online, including a Derwent Safari Journal, several small canvases (5x5cm and 10x10cm), one Winsor & Newton Artist watercolour half pan (finally checking myself if it’s worth it or not) and a small paintbox. The paintbox I accidentally found in that online shop for 1 euro, and it holds 12 half-pans (oh, I finally figured out the difference between half-pans and regular, I have half ones = square, and regular = rectangle).

I like the small paintboxes (I bought several cough), very light and easy to open / close.

I also like the feel of the Derwent journal. The paper feels nice and smooth, but not too smooth (like the Moleskine sketchbook). I’ve read that it doesn’t do to well with classic watercolour, however, I use pen and a watercolour wash mostly and I think it’ll do just fine (unlike that Moleskine ;) ). I like how the outside cover feels nice and soft. Now to think of something to draw in it…


The drawing habit: day 8.

Drawing habit: day 8 After a week of drawing I suddenly didn’t draw for a few days. Not sure why, I just had all these other things to do suddenly. I decided to draw something I wanted to draw for a while, but thought would be too hard to draw.

Pretty satisfied with how Zoji turned out. I call him Zoji ‘cause we’re very good friends.


Warming up.

I drew my new waterbottle. In just about 15 minutes, the 21st SketchCrawl will start. I decided today to participate, although I won’t go out and meet people and draw with them. Too ill still, so my participating will consist mostly of couch-drawing. Still, I want to try it, spend the entire day (or at least most of it) drawing and sketching. As a warm-up, I’ve drawn my waterbottle.

Spend most of the day cleaning up to prepare. So I better draw ;)


A drawing of food.

Vegetables . I had to make food, and after throwing it in the pan to warm up I started drawing and got distracted. I feel pretty good about how this turned out, I haven’t done any drawing in ages (two or three months) because of my increased arthritis, and I found it didn’t start hurting more when drawing this. Possibly caused by having a painkiller less than an hour before though :)


Back from the hospital.

Drew my IV in the hospital.

I got released from the hospital about three weeks ago and have stayed at my parents for a while. Right now I still have a lot of recovering to do, and I haven’t drawn as much as I wanted to. I did however make this one drawing in the hospital when my IV once again got shifted from one arm to the other. All went well, no complications during surgery and only a minor pneumonia after (which caused no problems). I went home after 9 days with a feedingtube still attached. Recovery will take time, hopefully I can spent much of it drawing.


Needles.

Needle Some time ago I started doing my own injections. The weekly trip to the doctor’s office did cost me too much energy, plus, I needed a bit more than just once per week. I asked about self-injection and they explained to me how it worked and immediately let me do it. After a few tries there, they gave me everything I needed to do the shots at home. I’ve had a few moments, in which I felt pretty light-headed and mostly thought ‘Why did I want to do this!’, however, mostly it goes pretty good. I feel proud of myself, I have conquered my fear of needles.


Dog Toy

Dog ToyNano loves this toy, we play with it on a daily basis. She learned to catch it in the air (sometimes) and gets really excited when I take it out to play.