Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Family Time...Well Spent"

We (Scott and I)
visited mom and dad for dinner on Sunday.
(Mom made her special chicken...YUM!)
And...
then went back again on Monday
to help decorate their tree
along with my sister and her 8 year old twins.
I took my sketchbook...
to the absolute delight of the twins
who
immediately filled in a page...:)


It really felt good to get back into the sketchbook
mode...I have let my sketching skills
go by the wayside this past year...
and
they are in desperate need of attention
and polish.
What better time than the holidays to
jump start a renewal program!
All my entries above were made "lead free"...
drawn in ink "straight in "while
either standing at the kitchen counter
or seated with book in my lap.
I just added watercolor
and the floral detailing on the twin's page tonight.
Ahhh...
what a delightful couple of days we all had.
it was such great fun to simply go
across the valley and be
"home again"...:)

“A man travels the world over in search
of what he needs,
and
returns home to find it.”
~ George Moore

16 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

Two little artists in the making and some great sketches!

marancat said...

How lovely to see you posting again!

Alex said...

Ooooh! I really like this one, it's strayed from your usual theme a little, but it's cool to embed your style in it. And the twins, yeah I think they've got the artistic gene from their aunt ;)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Those little twins are certainly taking after their auntie. Two great sketchbook spreads. Glad you had such a fun time with family and look forward to seeing more sketchbook work.

Karen Blados said...

What fun! AND thanks for the idea ... no matter how much paper I buy the Punks, they still want to draw in my book. While I let them occasionally, I never thought to add some embellishments of my own. Very cool!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It looks like you gave the twins a hug on that page. Family is a blessing. I am glad that you were inspired to get your sketchbook out.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great holiday/family post, Margaret. Looks like your sketchbook skills are as wonderful as ever—sweet pages and adorable neices!

Shalini said...

Two lovely little artists!! I love their pictures, and yours too.. Nice composition with their pictures in yours...

Peachtreeart said...

You're on your way to a great "get back into sketching" mode!

Anonymous said...

we loved it - and feel very special to be on your blog - c u soon, love, J&J

raena said...

How cute! I love the way you added your touch to the page!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it!!!!!jgl:)

PAK ART said...

Your nieces are quite talented! I love to see art passed on through the generations. I can't wait till my grandkids draw or paint with me.

marianne said...

What lovely girls and how wonderful that page turned out with their and your work!
You turn everything in magic♥

phthaloblu said...

What beautiful girls and they are quite the artists, too. :) Love your sketch. Looks like something you would see in a cookbook. Nice work after being away for so long. Glad you picked it back up again. :)

Marva said...

Oh I love your sketch and theirs!!! They're growing up to be such great artists!