Sunday, April 01, 2007

EDM Challenge #112: Draw Something Fresh, Plus Josie

This morning I finally did my #112 Everyday Matters Challenge to draw something fresh. We had nothing fresh in the house all week! Last night I did the grocery shopping and got some fruits and vegetables.

You know you're old and have been married a long time when a Saturday night outing is a trip to the grocery store!!! I saw some young, cute, dressed-up people there - and remembered Saturday night dates. Actually, I was kind of glad I had no place special to go.

I had expected work to be slow all week because of spring break, but it was really busy and really hard. Students came in with all kinds of difficult problems. Spring term begins tomorrow, so people were taking care of late admission and registration, financial aid problems, probation and suspension appeals, bad grades, etc.

Here's a shot of Josie, helping me paint this morning. She likes to sit on anything that is off the ground or table surface. Today she sat on my art box to observe. She has beautiful, icy blue eyes.

We have sun today, so I'm going outside!

Emma Pod

20 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful job! I love the tones you selected and how much harmony there is in this sketch. Really well done! Cheers! Mary Ellen

Lin said...

WHAT A GLORIOUS JOB!! SUPER SHADING AND SHAPE!

Kunya said...

I like this work, especially the banana's. Great drawing.

The Old Bag said...

So, I'm still young since our Saturday night outings are supper at home followed by a DVD....

...right???

The Old Bag said...

or rather:

So we've not been together a long time since our Saturday night outings are an exciting supper at home followed by a DVD....

(was still thinking about a comment I made on another's blog about age when I wrote that last one...)

Kristin Saegaert said...

Love the bananas! And love that you drew the plate too! They look great!

Teri C said...

Beautiful job on these bananas and thanks for the life about 'you know you are getting old'. Too true.

Brenda Y said...

Fantastic bananas and the plate is wonderful too! You got the shapes just perfect and the colors are so realistic!!
Josie is a gorgoues cat!!

Emma Pod said...

Mary Ellen, Lin, Kunya, Teri, Kristin, and Brenda - thanks y'all for taking a look at my bananas and for leaving a comment. It's great to hear from you!

And Old Bag....I don't know if we can call you "still young"; I mean you ARE the old bag after all!!!! And supper at home with a DVD ain't much better than the grocery store. But, because you still have a young relationship, I guess we can give you some leeway here. If you wear heels, a mini-skirt, hip-hugging jeans (w/midriff showing), or anything shiny when you have dinner and a DVD, we can call you "young-ish". BTW, what do you want for your birthday????

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oooh very nice drawing Emma. Great line and your colours are very nice too.

Africantapestry said...

Hie hie...I've also been at the store on a Saturday night, wondering if this is proof of an exciting life!!
Your drawing is great, I love your style.
Ronell

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I really love your drawing! Great job.

martha said...

Wonderful -nanas! I especially like the hatched shadow.

Alison said...

This is really beautiful - I love the touch of pink/rust.

Snakebite said...

Nice 'nanners.

mARTa said...

I'm glad someone has found yellow bananas! I keep finding only green ones here. I really like the harmony in this sketch.

platitudinal said...

I love the orange tint shading on the yellow bananas. The green plate compliments them very nicely. And, the purple shadow … my!

I should sum my blabbering in this one sentence: I love all the hues in this sketch. They are refreshing to the eyes in a calming, gentle way. (Wait, those are two sentences!)

*Josie is the most beautiful cat I’ve seen.

The Old Bag said...

...if you wear heels, a mini-skirt, hip-hugging jeans (w/midriff showing), or anything shiny when you have dinner and a DVD....

scary

more like flannel jammie-bottoms and a too-large fleece with a t-shirt

PS -- love the 'nanners!

Emma Pod said...

Andrea, Redhead, Ronell, Marta, Martha, Alison, Snakebite - thanks so much for your nice comments and for taking a look! It's great to hear from you!

Platitudinal - thanks for your nice comments on my blog and for noticing Josie. She is a very pretty cat and she came from the pound (humane society)when she was about 8 months old. She has 5 toes on each foot, so she's unique and quirky.

Old Bag - you are a true Minnesotan!! Plaid jammies and a fleece - Uffda and Ya Sure, You Betcha!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh the kitty! Looks so much like our Crystal! :)
http://flickr.com/photos/laserone/tags/turkishangora
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