Friday, June 30, 2006

Thursday, June 29, 2006

June 29

This is a work in progress; I'm too tired to finish it tonight. That's my Josh in those very cool cowboy boots.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Monday, June 26, 2006

Sunday, June 25, 2006

June 25

I'm off to Florence, Kentucky, in the morning for a four day press check. I'm going to miss my sweet husband. I may not get to post art while I'm gone, but will be sketching on the road, for sure.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

June 24

Here in image-obsessed L.A., Lauren feeds on a diet of tween-targeted Disney, and rhapsodises over the looks of young celebrity women. She -- along with all of us -- needs to be reminded that it's what's on the inside that really matters.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

June 20

Sara and I have been talking about having an art date for, oh, about a year. Finally this afternoon she brought over some of her jewelry-making supplies, and we spent a happy five hours making a necklace each and talking about the weird men we've dated (and the nice husbands we now have).

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

June 18

Impatiens, sketched while waiting at the doctor's while Josh had his mysterious dizziness/faintness investigated. The diagnosis was vertigo, which Josh rejects. Anyway, he seems completely recovered tonight, which is a relief. I don't like it when he suddenly collapses in the hallway with a loud crash.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

June 15

I feel much better today.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

June 14

This is how I feel right now. Not enough play, too much work, and a whole heap more of it coming up, causing the wild, wonky eyes and a mouth that's trying to keep smiling.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

June 13

Today is my mother's 74th birthday. Happy birthday, Mum!

I've been making a lot of props for the TV pilot that Josh is working on this week. Most of them I can't show you, because they involve blatant copyright infringement. But I'll post of picture of the gigantic handbag I made today as soon as Josh photographs it for me -- I delivered it in such a rush I didn't get a chance to take a snapshot. Stay tuned.

June 12

The corn and zucchini seeds I planted two weeks ago are coming up nicely :-)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

June 11

Today Lauren and I attended a children's event at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon. What a treasure it is. After nine years of driving past, I have at last stopped in to briefly enjoy this wonderful site. I will definitely return to partake of the gardens and theatre. I didn't have a lot of time for sketching, so I selected this bronze of the late Mr. Geer as a subject.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

June 10

Another self-portrait. I painted this in Photoshop from a photo taken a year or more ago (I can't hold a smile in the mirror long enough to paint it). My face is a lot thinner now that I've lost a stack of weight. And I have new dimples!

Friday, June 09, 2006

June 9

Sparky Donatello has issued a self-portrait marathon challenge. I'll bite. Nice and simple, first one. Boy, I need a haircut.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

June 8

While waiting for the start of the talent show at Lauren's school, I escaped the noisy auditorium and spent a few minutes sketching the little garden outside the library.

I was exhausted today, the result of rocking on waaaay too late at The Cat Empire's concert last night.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

June 5

On the table in the dermatologist's reception area. She removed five moles, which have apparently changed colour since my visit last year (as they are on my back, I'm taking her word for it). I've decided to get Josh to photograph my back a couple of times a year so I can keep an eye on it myself. My father had a melanoma removed a few years ago, so I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

June 3

Last page in this journal, and last day in my present art studio. We are in the throes of rearranging the house. I'm getting the large family room off the kitchen for art space -- yay! Lots of space and light!

June 2

Tonight Michael and I walked the three miles from his place in Los Feliz to the Hollywood Bowl to see A Prairie Home Companion. What a perfect night for it! It was Michael's first experience of the Bowl, and, as he is leaving LA next week, I'm glad it was such a nice one. We walked back to his place (and my car) after the show; it was a late night for me!

This sketch was done in the almost-dark as the show was beginning.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

June 1

Andrew is the first realistic doll I ever made, and he is still my favourite. When making him I learned that if a doll has correct human proportions (which he actually has, despite his short-legged appearance here), it will stand unaided. Andrew's pretty cool (and handsome!) His head swivels, and he's even wearing underwear. What's not to love? For a while I tried making a girlfriend for him, but in the end had to admit that I didn't want him to have a girlfriend. I wanted him to be all mine.

For other blind contours on the theme of "My Favourite", see the links at Inkfinger.