Drawing a Day Challenge 2018: Day 15

Week 3 is finished! Woo hoo!

I really hate to admit this, but I’m pretty tired of drawing animals. Don’t get me wrong, I love drawing them, but sometimes switching it up is nice!

I didn’t really have anything on my list that wasn’t an animal; the items that weren’t animals were a little too complex for me to work on today, so I had to figure something out.

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’m tired of winter. It snowed again last night and I had to scrape my van off this morning. My mind was drifting off to the summer sun, our annual vacations to the Outer Banks…and then it hit me: I’m working on a specific series of pieces, and I hadn’t added the next piece yet….until today:

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Title: Currituck Lighthouse

Size: 5×7

Medium: Graphite pencil and white gel pen ink on acid free paper

Inspired/nominated by: Me being cranky in the snow! And my friend, Vanessa, in a way. The first year my family went to the Outer Banks, she suggested I should go visit the five main lighthouses of the Outer Banks and then turn them into drawings or paintings. We only made it to three of them that year, and it wasn’t until our visit last year (our third year) that I made it our fourth: Currituck! My husband, his brother, and my littlest guy visited it and even climbed to the top! I drew the other three previously visited lighthouses during last year’s Drawing a Day Challenge: Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke.

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Favorite parts: The trees and landscape! The hints of brick on the lighthouse! Ok, who am I kidding, it’s an Outer Banks lighthouse, I love all of it.

Challenging parts: There are so many layers of landscape and the buildings and trees, trying to get it all to play out well was challenging. That seems to be a recurring issue this year, but I’m also focusing on improving that, so I’m being stretched.

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Product availability: The original drawing is available in my Etsy store here and prints will be coming soon! I’m also planning on doing an OBX lighthouse note card set.


What’s your favorite lighthouse?

Drawing a Day Challenge: Day #18

Saturday was DEFINITELY one of those days that I wish I had planned to take the weekends off for the challenge.

My youngest will be 7 soon, and we had his family birthday party on Saturday. The morning was filled with last minute cleaning, baking and party prep. I finished the party prep just as the party was about to begin, and still had no idea if the drawing would be finished, much less started. I enjoyed the party and didn’t worry about the drawing. If it didn’t get done, it didn’t get done, simple as that.

Believe it or not, I did find the time to get the drawing started AND finished! I just didn’t have the time to reveal it…so here it is, a day late!

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Title: Bodie Lighthouse

Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper

Size: 5×7

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Drawing a Day Challenge: Day #11

I’m really getting the hang of carving a couple hours out of my day to do this challenge. I tend to let my work slide because there is so much to be done, and with all the projects I have coming up, I really can’t allow myself to keep doing that. If I get nothing else out of this challenge, knowing that me taking time to work is not going to kill me, and the world will indeed keep on spinning 😉

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Title: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper

Size: 5×7

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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.

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Fan Friday: Lighthouse

Here’s our second installment of Fan Friday! Ever couple of weeks, I’ll do a blog post on how one of my customers displays (or wears!) one of my products. So without further ado, I give you Lighthouse!

A couple of weeks ago, I was lonely.

Okay, so I had my 6 year old with me. But my other two kids were at camp and my husband was in Chicago for the week. It was too quiet, and we had to get out of the house. So we decided to go and stay with my parents for a couple of days! We haven’t been able to go and visit for a length of time like that for a long time, so it was really nice to just be there and not rush a visit.

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