Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Sketches Between Rain showers

Crazy weather today. Started off partly cloudy, warm and a tad muggy. Then around 3:30 the skies turned real dark. A little rain fell but certainly not much for how threatening the sky looked. The sun graced us once again, then another quick shower.

I can't believe how much I've been sketching the last few days. Perhaps it's because I finally purchased a Moleskin. I chose a 3 x 5 with regular sketch paper. I think I'm wishing I had purchased the watercolor paper Moleskin, as the paper is a tad thin. But, it is holding up well with watercolor pencils and the Niji waterbrush. I love the way the Micron pen ink flows across the surface. I'm only working on one side of the paper, though, as I think images will show through the back side.

I'm designing a purse/sketch supply carry bag. If I could figure out how not to carry a purse I would. I've always hated having to tote one.

I have some old jean material at home to work thru my design. Then, once snags are worked out, I'm thinking of using a cordova type fabric for the back/bottom (waterproof) and ultra suede for the front (so it can look halfway feminine). I've some scraps of handwoven material, from my weaving days, tucked away too. Perhaps I can utilize some for the purse/tote flap.

This will be my fall project as we will be in NY most likely through Labor Day. Rob's having back surgery Tuesday. Probably another reason for so many sketches. As I mentioned before - it's the best way I know how to chill :)


  1. Hi Pam,

    A whole lot of nice drawings since I last posted! I believe that I mistakenly read Debby Kaspari's comments on her Moleskin sketchbook and got a watercolor one (large) when I think she actually said that she used a regular one. In any case I've been very happy with it. It really is heavy enough that you can just forget about the problems of buckling. I haven't really compared prices, and I recall it seemed a bit high. But if you're happy with the work you do with is, as I am, I think that it's worth it.

    Good luck with the surgery and I hope the weather takes a turn for the better.


  2. Pam,
    I will be sending you really, really positive thoughts for tomorrow. I am working on a post for carrying around sketching materials in small bags. I have 3 different kinds of Moleskins. I am still trying to find the perfect sketchbook for on-the-go…particularly for doctor's offices! Judy

  3. Ahh- the perfect bag that is my quest. Always moving things from one bag to another. A felted knit bag often houses my things as I can shoulder it or use the handles as a back pack. Love your flowers from yesterday. We were out letterboxing all afternoon - escaped all the rain but not the darkness/bright sun . . .it was weird. took some lovely photos of a Monarch and went to another lovely meadow park area - I love the meadow flowers that are blooming right now. Glad you are here for surgery - we have good back guys here.