Drawing a Day Challenge: Day #2

Day #2 was….interesting.

The power stayed on for the whole drawing, so that was a plus! But my day was crazy. I dropped my boys off at school, ran a couple errands, got stuck at the mechanic’s for over an hour, and then had to finish up all of my errands. I didn’t get home until way later than I expected, so I only had 2 hours to get my drawing completed before my hubby and kiddos got home.

And amazingly enough, I got it done!

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Oh how I love this place.

Title: Ocracoke Lighthouse

Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper

Size: 5×7

Ocracoke is one of our favorite places to visit in the Outer Banks. We’ve managed to get there both times we’ve been down there. You can only get to the island via ferry, which can make visits hard to do, but it’s worth it.

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The first time we visited, we took the short ferry (about an hour’s ride) from Hatteras down, visited the lighthouse, and then had lunch at a little restaurant called Jason’s. My oldest son had a grilled cheese, and let me tell you, he craved it so much that when he heard we were going back to the OBX the following year, that was the number one thing on his to do list! Or maybe second after Duck Donuts, but it’d be a very close second! 😉

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The next time we visited, we only had time to drive by slowly, but we still got to see it! We had taken the long ferry ride (about 3 hours) from RV and Jennie’s to the island, and then took the short ferry up to Hatteras on our way to Salvo, where we’d be staying the week. And yes, we made time to get a quick lunch at Jason’s! It made for a very very happy 9 year old 🙂

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This lighthouse is the smallest and oldest of the Outer Banks lighthouses, and he just seems so happy! He’s solid white, and I love how brightly the sun reflects off of his white washed brick. I’ve been meaning to draw or paint the three lighthouses we’ve visited there since our first trip two years ago, and I’m finally getting to it.

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The original is available for purchase in my Etsy store here, and it’ll be available as a print soon…maybe as a note card, too!

You can find the other drawings in this challenge here.

What is your favorite place to visit?

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