Monday, July 30, 2007

Sketchbook Drawings

I thought I'd post a couple of my sketchbook drawings from our Sunriver trip earlier in July.

The first is a tree right by the patio of the condo
we rented. I used Micron pen and colored pencils.

The second, below, is a sketch of Jack sleeping, in pen and watercolor.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

EDM# 129: People Doing Something (for Snakebite)

This is sort of a stretch - a fellow blogger named Snakebite asked me to draw a chainring. What's a chainring you ask?? It's a bicycle part.

Snakebite is a South Dakotan, like me. He is a bicycle fanatic who stumbled upon my blog through my sister The Old Bag. She is also a cyclist.

So, for this EDM Challenge, I drew a hand holding a chainring (I believe it's the big ring that holds the pedal). The chainrings are really quite pretty! I guess they are also called chainwheels or cottered cranks.

I was looking through the EDM list and realized this is also Challenge #35 - Draw a Bicycle or a part of one!

The original photo that I used is from this website:

So, Snakebite, this one's for you!

Emma Pod

Sunday, July 22, 2007

EDM #127: Draw a Skyscape

Here's my drawing for the #127 skyscape challenge. It's a view of the sky and the front entrance to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. I used a photo from our trip last December. I really love the Hawaiian sky and palm trees....I find it endlessly beautiful.

Emma Pod

Thursday, July 12, 2007

EDM #126: Draw a Sponge

I've been out of the Everyday Matters loop for a few weeks. Vacation and work have taken me away from sketching this summer.

Tonight I looked around the house to see if we had any sponges. I couldn't find any, so I bought a pack of 99 cent sponges at the store. Here they are on one of my antique plates. They kind of look like slices of sponge cake.

Emma Pod

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunriver, Oregon

We were in Sunriver, Oregon from June 30th - July 5th. Here are some shots of our stay.


Sunriver is a resort community located in the high desert of central Oregon. The sky is blue, the trees are tall, the air smells like pine, and it is hot. Sunriver is an outdoorsy, casual, active place with horses, river rafting, bike paths, swimming, tennis and golf (skiing in winter). We rent a condo on the edge of town where we can see horse pastures, the Deschutes River and Mt. Bachelor.

Below are pictures of the Deschutes River that winds through fields on the west side of town.


I loved this rustic fence with wire that surrounds the horse pasture.

The horse stables and pastures are right next to the river:


The house and path above are typical of Sunriver - there are no sidewalks. Houses are built into the trees with the forest as a yard.


Wildflowers and boulders:

We always stay at the Meadow House complex. The view on the right is from the front deck of our unit, right on the golf course.


The Village Mall of Sunriver has little shops and bike rentals.


Two more shots of the river and field next to it.


We had a restful, relaxing time. Jack especially enjoyed the trip. He got to see deer, horses, gophers and other dogs. He would sit on the deck and just sniff the air.

Emma Pod