Everyday Matters Drawing Challenge 21

EDM challenge 21Challenge prompt # 21 is “Draw something old, antique or vintage.”
This French antique decorative door knocker that is cast in the shape of ladies hand fits the topic so I decided to draw it.

It is cast iron and made in the early 19th century. I first saw door knockers like this in Paris but apparently they can be found all over Europe. This one is currently waiting for a striker plate to be found as eventually we will mount it on our front door. In the meanwhile it is paper weight!

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Everyday Matters Drawing Challenge 11

Every Day Matters Challenge 11I held off sharing this as it is a bit of change from the pencil drawings. It is EDM drawing challenge prompt # 11 “Draw your glasses or sunglasses”

I started out to draw in ink but my glasses were sitting on a piece of paper and I became interested in the design aspect of the image as opposed to the representational aspect of the challenge. Before I knew it the designer in me, had placed the glasses off to one side and played a little with the negative shapes. I was particularly interested in the shape that cuts the glass rim and of course that gives it a more graphic design quality.

It is indian ink on cartridge paper. I  hope readers like the change. I will be back to pencil soon.

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2013 Sarasota Chalk Festival

I have always really enjoyed pavement art. This year the Sarasota Chalk Festival will be held  November 13th -18th. I wish I could be there!

This is the video promoting the 2012 festival.  It is interesting to see how many different approaches there are to constructing an image.

Visit the Sarasota Chalk Festival website for another video that interviews a number of chalk artists. (I could not see how to embed the Vimeo video so I assumed those who run the Sarasota Chalk Festival did not want people sharing it.)

Everyday Matters drawing challenge 207

Every Day Matters Challenge 207Number 207 of the Everyday Matters drawing challenge prompts tells participants to “Draw something that has a shell, or draw a seashell”

This drawing was done a cartridge paper that is not a strong white but almost cream. It is also 8 inches by 8 inches square. Strangely I liked the format!

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The group has a yahoo group, a flickr group and Facebook page.Unfortunately the EDM Superblog stopped in 2010 but there are still lots of interesting stuff in the archives.