Thursday, December 30, 2010

knitting a camera sock

My husband has long used a heavy, ribbed, sock leg as a slipcover for his digital camera. I finally knit myself one and love how it cushions my camera.

36 stitch k2/p2 tube out of a bulky yarn, knit tightly. I bound off the end, with a 3 needle bindoff, to create a stretched square bottom.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Shut off that flash

Chaucer is learning to squint when he sees the camera coming.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

adding to the hat collection

These I'm keeping. After the Monday blizzard and today's wind chills, I need a hat in every coat pocket.

Plus some bright wrist warmers.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

This still applies

We've been very busy with travel, family urgencies, and relocating elderly relatives to new situations. Not done yet, so for a Christmas post I'm recycling the card and post I made in December, 2005.

Celebrate the Light!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

elf delivery!

A basket of 11 hats and (tied with gold ribbon) 3 pairs of wrist warmers, sent to the housing unit where families can pick what fits them. The knitting elf intends to rest awhile now!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The guy in front of me stayed turned like this for over 2 hours, talking to his seat mate. I suspect he had a strong neck pain the next day.

Maybe their noses weren't this big, but they *were* distinctive.

Pencil in the journal.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

on the phone

I sketched in pencil, then later idly decided to do lines with w/c.

In the journal.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

a humongous chair

This chair fully rises and tilts forward so the disabled can get over their feet to stand. It lowers the person into sitting too, and also reclines.

Amazing to watch and quite a relief for those who need it. Super expensive, of course.

Pen and w/c in the journal.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

another quick scribble

Gel pen with a water wash.

In the journal. Breaks up the writing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

catch that pose

I managed to catch the cleaning pose.

He's not quite this colorful, but it gives the page more punch.

Ink and w/c in the journal.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

imagining a fence

Just filling space with some barbed wire.

Pen in the journal.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

then there's wood to burn

The last post was on wood saved. This is the firewood waiting to keep us warm. Wonky perspective but as all pieces in the journal--I draw fast and move on.

My grandmother on the farm saved everything burnable because they cooked and heated with wood heat. I save *some* burnable boxes for kindling, but this stack looks a little hoardish. It's nearly all gone now.

Charcoal pencil and w/c on 70# paper.

Monday, December 13, 2010

inherited driftwood

This piece, about 15 inches long, has been in the family for decades. My in-laws are clearing out their house, so I brought it home.

It will show up in future posts, with bears and dolls and cats, I'm sure.

Fountain pen in a B&N sketchbook.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas knitting

Every year our school library donates needed things to the college-sponsored families in need. The fiber crafters among the staff make hats, scarves, mittens to fend off the winter winds.

So far my total this year is 8 hats, with 3 more on needles. Knitting has cut down on my drawing time, but these will do a lot more for cold heads.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

mini stapler

Colored pencil on a little piece of card.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

balancing rock

Doodling in the sketchbook, but then it turned into boulders. Something worth developing.

Pencil and w/c in the Hand Book volume.

Monday, December 06, 2010

reminds me of a phoenix rising

Sienna and transparent gold acrylic over an acrylic molding medium, scratched.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

bird three

Drawn with a brush pen on acrylic background. The red, yellow, blue and white of the bird is from Sharpie oil-paint pens.

Friday, December 03, 2010

bird two

Water-soluble crayon (Cretacolor)on an acrylic background.

In the Hand Book sketchbook,

Thursday, December 02, 2010

the first of a flock

I doodled this bird and then did it in a variety of colors and media.

This is acrylic rubbed with some touches of oil crayon. In the Hand Book sketchbook.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

twisted hand

Anything to change the angle of my left hand!

Pencil in the Hand Book sketchbook.