Jun 30, 2008

radishes-1


radishes-1, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

They are great in a salad or as a snack, you can even add them to more complicated dishes but I think this is the best reason to get a bunch now and then ;) And after you are done with it - add some sour cream and green onion and enjoy! ;)

Jun 28, 2008

June 13, 2008: tree


June 13, 2008: tree, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

the idea was to draw crows sitting on the fence - but somehow buy the time I finished having fun with the tree they all were gone ;)

Jun 26, 2008

June 13, 2008: Orange evening


June 13, 2008: Orange evening, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Fires are polluting the air and make our life sad and miserable. But what a beautiful evening we had in terms of colors and light swimming in all the smoke and smog... It's very hard to capture and pretty hard not to wish it would stay longer... I am not happy about the shapes and composition here but something in the way paint interacted with the paper worked just right for me...

Jun 24, 2008

June 11, 2008: our shadows on the sand

it was a very hot day - but fountain in the park was on and sand was wet and there was a whole lake in it to get wet and ... well, here we are taking a break from all the wetness and sand ;)

Jun 23, 2008

June 11, 2008: power lines


June 11, 2008: power lines, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I have to admit that it's still a magic to me - how these wooden poles with so many wires survive...

Jun 19, 2008

June 11, 2008: City


June 11, 2008: City, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Many new brunches of this bank opened recently around me. Not that it's important - but this building is one of them - during the last 8 years or so this is at least 3rd bank that I see occupy this nice building... I think that huge window on the side is opening into one room - that would be cool - super high ceilings!
Anyways - I had fun with the new journal of mine but might reconsider it's size - it gets a little tricky to scan spreads... (second part of the spread - the picture with the crane is here:
June 11, 2008: City

Jun 18, 2008

June 8, 2008 - by the fountains


sk08_206, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

it was a quiet day yet packed with wind and meeting large groups of people. We went through 3 parks before found a nice spot to get some private time and enjoyed this very much - together.

Jun 16, 2008

Bearded irises


Bearded irises, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

A last post from my first handmade journal - it was fun - not it's time to start scanning things form the new book I've been having fun with for the last week or so!

Jun 13, 2008

June 4, 2008: Garin Park - by the water

This is a very calm spot for me to paint - so many views from one bench next to the water ;)

Jun 11, 2008

Bearded iris


Bearded iris, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Well, I have a bit of a thing with irises and people around me support this thing by giving me these beauties throughout the year ;) And guess what? I keep painting-drawing-smelling-enjoying them ;)

Jun 9, 2008

Owl


Owl, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

somehow it looks scared instead of being scary...

Jun 8, 2008

May 28, 2008: Sylvan Park - tree while on the phone

wonderful park, pretty nice day, I had a lengthy conversation on the phone and had a chance to sketch bunch of things - this tree - in particular ;) Forgot to even think to identify it though...

Jun 7, 2008

Ed Levin Park - hills


Ed Levin Park - hills, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

very short hike on memorial day - lots of people, crowded feeling everywhere... hills looked very free though :)

Jun 6, 2008

June 2008: My second hand made journal

You can see my first attempt here:
www.flickr.com/photos/23173190@N07/2497465347/

I was 3 spreads away from the back cover and very happy about the paper and such - when new paper arrived (this Wednesday) with wonderful lighter paper I ordered and one sheet of a nice paper I did not order (I haven't tried drawing-painting on it yet but it made it to this journal so if it's any good I am sure it will become a new quest - to find out what it was!

So this new treasure of mine has 90 lb. Fabriano Artistico HP and CP (2 signatures each) and a black cat :)

Jun 5, 2008

Cars in my neighborhood


Cars in my neighborhood, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I linked my blog to the Flickr account and this way will be posting will post everything I drop there here too :)

Sketchbook #104: School Filed Trip