Monday, November 17, 2008

New sketches

Today is my birthday - I had to work but the children sang Happy Birthday to me at the tops of their voices - so cute (I teach 3 and 4 year olds). I got spoilt, as it should be, even my children got up especially early so they could see me before I headed off to work at 6.30am. My eldest son gave me a box of chocolates so I can get even more fat, my second son gave me a wall plaque which says "My house was clean last week, sorry you missed it", and my daughter gave me a gorgeous polka dot apron and a much needed pencil sharpener! My husband paid for my order of Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle crayons, a set of 84, which I can't wait to get. I have so enjoyed working with them in the portrait class with Paulette, I decided I needed the full complement of colours. I decided to have a little fun sketching tonight, I did a "normal" girl, and two fun girls - LOL, now you can see why I stick to more conventional drawing - it suits my conservative style more. I so admire you artists out there that can be more free with your creating - maybe one day I'll loosen up!


Sherry said...

OH! Happy Birthday! I know i probably missed it as I get so off track with these times zones. I love your new sketches, especially the more whimsical look. Still can't wait to see some in color.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Happy Birthday, Brenda!

I am so loving your sketches. I particularly love the heart shaped face with the pigtails. While I also love your traditional faces, they are so Paulette (I don't mean that in a bad way, but I like to see "you" in your drawings).

I am so loving the Wizard and I have hardly done anything with it - see todays blog for some image transfers.


justagirl said...


Hope you had a good day (it sounds like you did).

love the sketches...

84 Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Aquarelles you lucky thing!!!

Rena Sawatski said...

Happy Birthday Brenda!! Your sketches are great, I can't draw faces so I am really impressed.

I especially like the one with the pigtails.

Heather Robinson said...

Happy birthday!!! I'm glad you had a lovely day. There's nothing better than little ones singing to you at the top of their voices. Love the sketches that you are creating in class. You have such talent.

Jo Wholohan said...

happy birthday brenda!!!!

love the sketches :))

Lucy said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog.I love your sketches & your last 'tagged' comment made me roar with laughter.
Regards Lucy

Linda said...

Hi Brenda,

Sorry I missed your birthday. It sounds like you had a great time. Your son giving you the wall plaque is so funny.

Those are great sketches. I love all three of them.

Carolyn said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday!! And your drawings look great. I think you totally have the talent for doing the "fun girls"!!


Hi Brenda
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.Mine was on the 14th sowe are both Scorpio's :o).Love your new sketches and wahoo to getting the neocolours for your birthday.I've asked dh for some for Christmas.