Tuesday, August 26, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Butcher's Knife

Perhaps I was feeling violent when I drew this - or maybe I was just looking for a different perspective on drawing a knife. Either way, a box lid gave its life for this drawing.

A moment of silence, please.

Right. File under very useful - this Henckels knife is great for chopping and has so far kept its edge.

Because you know I'm never going to sharpen it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

smudged coffee

I think I went a little crazy with the smudge tool on this one - oh well.

It's a non-disposable coffee filter (coffee filters are so inherently disposable that I can't think of what else to call it). For J.'s morning coffee, of course - I don't drink the stuff myself.

Makes me hostile.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Guess the thing!

Nope, not a gavel. Not a hammer, either.

Not a meat tenderizer.

Could be used for all of the above, though. Much in the same way I've used a screwdriver.

Give up?

It's a bottle opener - all the way from Uganda. I think it makes more sense if you know how to open a bottle of beer with another bottle.

Damn, I wish I could figure out how to do that. Every time I've tried, I get beer everywhere.

Waste of beer.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Psycho Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel has already been taken. Yes, yes, I'm back, stop complaining.

And this little guy is one of the reasons I've been away so long. I finally picked up the boxes of papers and other things I'vebeen storing at my brother's place for 7 years. This ceramic squirrel (made in occupied Japan) was one of the other things. I actually have an entire box of these, along with a number of Red Rose tea figurines and small ceramic birds from Tenderleaf Tea.

Apparently I come from a long line of tea-drinkers-and-collectors-of-useless-objects.

I'm not drawing any more of them until I decide if I'm keeping them.

Friday, August 8, 2008 ~ 0 Comments


So instead of taking something simple and complicating it, I took something complicated and simplified it. I think I like the results better. If nothing else, it makes more sense in the amount of time I'm spending on these (this took about 45 minutes.

There's a reason it doesn't look like an academy drawing - those guys spent days - sometimes weeks on their pencil drawings.

Where the heck did they get the time?

Anyway - it's a windup radio. V. useful.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 ~ 0 Comments


Well, I was trying to be simple. I have a migraine, and drawing hurts. So I thought I'd draw a simple white mug (I have 4 of these - but I'm already seeing double, so no sense making things worse...).

But there's not such thing as a simple drawing, is there? It's a white mug, with shadows, and red reflections, etc. etc.

I think I'll have a nap now.


Less sketchy

Maybe I should be more sketchy. I'm undecided. I guess I'll just have to draw something else.

Anyway, my lovely new fondue pot (thanks E.!)

mmmmmmmmmmmm.... chocolate.

I think I'll go eat now.