Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
From two of my sketchbook exchange groups.
1-3 in Jim Doran's Book, 4 in Ammon's book. All by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt.
1. Fair winds, especially for Jim Doran
3. Magnifying glasses
4. The Mirror Ball
All of these were done with my 3 new "technical pens," two old ones form my father and one new one my husband got me from Poland. I am not very good with them. I have a lot to learn.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Light," by Robert Rohm. (I could not find a copy on line to link to.)
This is the last of the sketches in Willie's Mole. I worked on it
for more than two weeks. I had to change the date. I had writtten
10- -08, planning to fill it in when I finished [I wanted to not fill
the signature area with too many dots until I'd signed it], but I
didn't finish 'til 11-07-08. I was horrified when dampness from the
one after this crept through the paper and blurred some of my
carefully made dots. Aieee! I repaired it as best I could. I have
included a detail. This is a 5 x 8" mole, so the whole picture is
about 8 x 10." I used a variety of different pens becasue I have NO
set large enough to contain all the colors I need. The different pens
make different dots. I hope it arrives safely back to Willie! (And
that he likes it).
I was drawn to this project becasue I have an MS in Biology and I did my Master's thesis research on "The Social Behavior of Free-ranging Appaloosa Horses." (These aren't appaloosas.).
I had fun doing this but was really upset to discover that enough moisture leaked through the paper to make some of the thousands of dots on the previous picture, which I've been working on for two weeks, run! :-( I haven't posted it yet becasue I am still working on it, but you can click here to see a much earlier draft if yr interested.