Livingroom with books and shoes, ink & watercolor, 6x4"

Livingroom with books and shoes, ink & watercolor, 6x4"

I believe in function over form; everything in my house is there because it works well, provides comfort, or is a tool I enjoy using. I don’t suffer things that don’t work. If they fail and they’re new they go back to the store; if they’re old they get donated.  In the picture above is my wonderful black leather recliner that is so comfortable on my back and my odd-colored leather sofa that also reclines.

The shoes are another story. They squeak and are uncomfortable. I arranged with Zappos to return them but I couldn’t find another pair anywhere that fit as well. I’m afraid it’s my feet, not the shoes, that are not as useful tools as they once were. I can’t send them back or recycle them though, so I’m doing exercises to make them stronger and more flexible instead.

TV and antenna, ink & watercolor, 4x6"

TV and antenna, ink & watercolor, 4x6"

I sketched this view of the TV and unattractive antennas (that work very well) sitting on the recliner in the first picture. I was feeling nauseous after taking a bunch of vitamins to try to fight a cold and so sat down and watched a painting video while sketching.

More good tools: With the $19 antenna from Radio Shack I am able to get all the network and public broadcasting HD channels for free. I love not paying for cable and just using a TiVo to record the few shows I like and watching them without commercials.

I scheduled this ahead to post while I’m at the workshop in case I get homesick and want to see my  kitties or my house. I think that will be highly unlikely though as I’ll be painting and learning like crazy.

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  1. learn from you daily…you sketch any and everything…any where, any time!

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  2. I agree with Theanne…and I’m glad to get a peek at your house!

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  3. Lovely sketches.

    Try eating something before the vitamins it’ll stop the sickness – a cookie or sm yoghurt is usually enough.

    If you find somewhere that recycles feet, let me know and I’ll trade in my neck 🙂

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  4. I tried Andrew Loomis…haven’t given up on him…but I’m trying to learn to sketch….loosely! I’ll get back to him later. Received the Urban Sketching book…fantastic! I’ve been concentrating so much on taking photos the past 2 years it’s an adjustment going back to sketching!

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  5. Sketching in a living room – what a good idea. Ours is sometimes like a tip as we have three teenage boys and in the house there are three computers, four laptops, five phones with gizmos and my junk has to go on top of the piano, then someone gives a shove and it all falls down behind. It’s quite a mad house. When I bring the guinea or rabbit inside, even to pat, my daughter-in-law wants to immediately vaccuum the whole place. Fortunately at night six or more of them sleep in the bungalows!

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