#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “J” + #WW

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Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!  We all know this classic nursery rhyme, especially the first verse but do you know the second and third? I do not. According to Wikipedia, these are the 20th century, which is slightly re-written from earlier versions.

Up Jack got and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper

When Jill came in how she did grin
To see Jack’s paper plaster;
Mother vexed did whip her next
For causing Jack’s disaster

Wouldn’t you know the girl is a fault here? Poor ole Jack just didn’t have a chance. 😀

I hope today’s  art sketch encourages you to pursue your lost passion.  It’s easy to allow time to rob you of simple joys.  If you’re rusty then it’s time to oil those hinges and get started! If you’re afraid to try, just do it! What do you have to lose? Absolutely nothing! Who knows you might be surprised to at what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.  I know I was! 🙂

 

 

I need a job, jolt me with your “J”-spiration to get me back to my sketch pad, just jump to comments and jabber away and if I use yours then I’ll add a link back to you!

It’s time to jet off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through the  Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. “F” is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. “G” is for Girls
  8. “H” is for Horses
  9. “I” is for Iris

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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “I”

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Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!  I’m delighted you joined me for the next A2Z alphabet prompt with art sketching through the alphabet and today’s letter “I”.

Long ago, we had the best next door neighbor. When we moved into this house, Joe, was a single man and very personable. He was a gentle soul, warm, kind, and friendly to a fault.  Along the front bank of his house, he planted dozens of purple iris plants. In the spring when they bloomed they stood majestically tall but it’s their sweet perfume I remember the most filling my nostrils while watching our small girls play on their swing set.

It’s been many years now since Joe who eventually married and moved to the other end of the city. The new homeowners apparently didn’t share a love for irises and dug them up, tossing them away. Had I known what they were going to do, I would have requested some of the bulbs for transplant to our yard. I miss the scent and the memories associated with the iris.

This sketch would look nice as a watercolor design which I hope to try. Perhaps, I’ll use it as this year’s Mother’s Day card creation.

I hope my contribution in this challenge encourages you to stop putting off the pursuit of your own passions, fear of failure is not an option.  My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂

Ignite my inner flame with your “I” inspirations! Any inkling? Impress upon me in comments your ideas and if I use ’em then I’ll inform others of your ingeniousness!

I’m heading off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you on tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through the  Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. “F” is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. “G” is for Girls
  8. “H” is for Horses

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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “H” + #4M

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Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!  In 1979, I turned 18. That year, The Doobie Brothers earned a Grammy Award for Best Record of the Year with “What a Fool Believes”.

I invite y’all to hit the dance floor with me for Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me with today’s theme, Grammy Hits the year you turned 18“!

Please note…I do not manage the below linky. I am only a co-host. This is XmasDolly’s little baby and meant for mewsic participation only. Non-mewsic entries may be deleted or labeled. You may want to consider labeling your own entry as NO Mewsic. Thanks! 😉


 

I’m switching gears on mewsic because I’m doing the A2Z thingy as you  know and I gonna play some tunes that fit my sketch theme for today.

 

 

 

 

Now that you’re off the dance floor, catching your breath with wildcat Cathy’s turntable selection of some popular 70s mewsic and if you haven’t guess what my subject was for today’s drawing exercise, then  I invite you to take a look at Art Sketching Through the Alphabet with the letter “H”.

Horses are beautiful animals. I’ve only been on the back of a horse once when I was a little girl maybe 3 or 4.  It seemed enormous to met and it felt like I was sitting on top of a mountain.  I was scared and nervous, not to mention there were flies as big as Cadillacs flying around it and the smell…pee-uu-uu! I prefer to admire these critters from afar and I have on occasion photographed them in the Smoky Mountains Cades Cove community here and here.

Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂

I appreciate y’all hip-hopping with me today. If you’d like to help, drop some “H” hints in comments for me to sketch!

Alright, it’s time to stop horsing around and head off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through the  Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. “F” is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. “G” is for Girls

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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “G” + #BoTB results

 

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!  I’m delighted you joined me for the next A2Z alphabet prompt. Daddy’s Little Girl always gets to me every. single. time I hear it. Having two little girls…okay they aren’t too little anymore bring more happiness than sorrow.  My lovely little girls grew up and became lovely young ladies but they’ll always be little girls in my heart and if you’re daddy well then…I don’t need to tell you how special little girls are, right?  I’m going with girls as in little girls for my inspiration in art sketching through the alphabet with the letter “G”.

My little girls were the best of friends with only 23 months separating them and as they grew up they kept that sense of closeness most of the time but like all sisters, they have their ups and down. In their hearts, they know the other is still her best friend and that’s the way it should be.

I think little girls like being a girl at heart no matter what her age. Heck, I still refer to myself as a girl! It makes me feel gleeful.  Ladies, do you like thinking of yourself as a girl? What about you guys, do you call your lady a girl? Does she like being referenced to as a girl?

Drawing a human likeness is tricky. I need a lot of practice, especially with children.  I took a second stab at sketching little girls.  This time at school on the playground.

Playground accidents happen. I took my share of tumbles when I was in playing tag or jumping rope and I remember in those early years always wearing dresses, too.  I don’t think I started wearing pants to school until about grade six.  I know public schools used to have a strict dress code.

Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂

Do you have any great “G” sketching ideas? Make this gal giddy leave your suggestions in comments!  😀

Before I go, I need to share the results in Apr. 1st BoTB.  I enjoyed both angel songs but I loved the soft more mellow tone of Great White. Any other time or any other song between these two bands, then I’d probably side with the other.  For those who voted or just visited, then it probably was clear from the get-go that my listeners favored one band a great deal and won’t be a giant surprise that Breaking Benjamin gets the glory in this round with a 8 to 4 victory.

 

 

I’m heading off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you Monday on the dance floor with Monday Mewsic Moves Me (theme: Grammy Hits the year you turned 18)  as well as my next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

Have a good weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through the  Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. “F” is for Fence, Fox, & Frog

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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “F”

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!  I’m delighted you joined me for the next A2Z alphabet prompt.   My brain flicked and flittered with “F” letter ideas. The first thing that came to mind was a fence. The fence needed more, so I added a bicycle but the word bicycle doesn’t start with the letter “F”, so I  penciled in a frog and fox and to make the picture complete I sketched in a bit of foliage (tree), fluffy clouds, and a flowing hillside. Now, that’s not bad for art sketching through the alphabet for the letter “F”, huh?

I liked this so much so I used the general idea to create a card for my mother’s 72nd birthday, which was this past Tuesday.

I used my Kimberly watercolor pencils to trace the image, applying a bit of water on a q-tip I ran it over the watercolors making it look like a watercolor painting.

After uploading Mom’s bday card I noticed somehow I missed shading one side of the fence posts, so I thought I’d try to correct this in Pixelmator. It isn’t purrfect but it helps and then I added a bit of noise to the image giving the picture a grainy texture. I kinda liked it and thought hey this is sorta like digital sketching. I know, I know, I’m getting really flexible with my thinking.

I usually share some Friday Sillies today but since I’m doing this all month I won’t be but I did think of a clever way to give you a dose of laughs with today’s prompt by sketching a funny face.

When I showed this to DH he said, ” When did you do this sketch of me?” I replied, “Before you got your smaller frames.” 😀

I have more “F” subjects to sketch but I’m getting short on time, so I will have to wait until after the challenge ends.  I think I may incorporate a weekly sketch into my blog routine, what do you think, should I do it?

Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂

 

 

Freak me out, leave a comment! Are you having a funky good time or are you feeling a bit like a fruit loop doin’ the A-to-Z shuffle? Can you help me to figure out what my next “F”  illustration should be? Float me a line in comments with your suggestion!

I’m heading off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.  I’ll see you on tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through the  Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk

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