Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Scribble Picnic - Flower Bed

Thanks so much for all the well wishes on my hip ailments. I will be attending physiotherapy this Friday which will hopefully help my hip and my chronic back condition. It's been a pretty rough week in more ways than one so the Scribble Picnic challenge has been a pleasant distraction from it all.

The challenge theme this week is FLOWER BED.

I decided to sketch up a flower bed featuring daffodils which has been my favourite flower since childhood. Mrs Katy Koala is watering the daffodils as I type.


To see the entries of other Scribble Picnickers for this week, click HERE.
To find out how to join us each week, click HERE.

Our challenge for next week is a FILL IN THE BLANK...we must create a piece that includes at least 'one square with an X inside it touching each corner'. Time to get the thinking caps on...

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Scribble Picnic - Buttons

The theme for this week's Scribble Picnic is BUTTONS BUTTONED (Amended)

I wasn't thinking of the traditional sew-on buttons but rather the buttons on remote control units. Namely, remote controls for garage doors.  This week, our Landlord replaced two of our ten year old, falling-apart, remote controls so we now have brand-spanking-new ones and they look pretty darned cool! 

This is the first house we've had remote-controlled garage doors. I think back to a time when we used to have to get out of the car to unlock the roller door with a key, then manually open it. We're so spoiled nowadays. 

So, I sketched the old and the new.  I love that the new remote has a slide to cover and protect the buttons when not in use. 


I thought I'd also share an older sketch I did of 'Buttons' using mostly ballpoint pens and a touch of coloured pencil. 

To see the work of other Scribble Picnickers for this week, click HERE
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SO, it wasn't until I got to this point of my post that I realised I had misread Michael's prompt which was actually BUTTONED, not BUTTONS. Ooooops, sorry...

I will blame it on a pain-filled, cloudy-headed week. Thanks for all the caring words last week re. my illness etc. I received the results of last weeks X-ray and Ultrasound and it turns out that I have a torn Gluteus Medius tendon and Hip Bursitis. The most recent fall I had was at the local shopping centre back in October last year which makes sense because my hip started hurting in early November.  I just didn't tie the two together and put it down to my chronic back pain instead. I ended up having to go to the doctor because the pain was getting worse and I was developing a permanent limp.  Treatment is anti-inflammatory and pain medication, rest, and some physio...all recommended to avoid getting an Ultrasound Guided injection into my hip...sounds nasty, doesn't it?

On that note, I wish you all a happy week. 

P.S. - Next week's prompt is FLOWER BED, right? hehe

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Scribble Picnic - Curtain

Hello dear readers and fellow Scribble Picnickers.

I've had a miserable week, four days of which I was laid up with a horrible tummy bug.  Not to mention Doctor's appointments, X-rays, and an Ultrasound on my right hip and knee which have been giving me a lot of pain for months now. Needless to say I ended up with a migraine twice this past week, one being yesterday, hence me posting my Scribble Picnic piece a day late.

Now, I'm rushing to get this post done in time before I have to rush off to yet another appointment...this one is for my son, Bradley, to see his Audiologist.

SO, today's theme for Scribble Picnic was CURTAIN.

I came up with a couple of ideas.

First one is just a quick sketch. WHO is hiding behind the curtain?! I did plan on doing a follow-up scene to show their identity...maybe in a later post.


Next one was a little doggy looking between the curtains and wondering, "Are they home yet?" 
This sketch was modelled after my own little fur-kid who does the same thing. Cody suffers severe separation anxiety when I go out and sits by the window looking out for my safe return. When he sees me, he starts barking with excitement and gives me lots of doggy cuddles and kisses....makes me feel like a celebrity. hehe He carries on this same way whether I have been away for the whole day or just five minutes. Crazy fur-kid...I love him so much!

And the coloured version using Prismacolor colouring pencils and a touch of watercolour

To see the work of other Scribble Picnickers for this week, click HERE.
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And now, I must dash off to get ready for the appointment.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Scribble Picnic: Ladybird

I'm running behind schedule for this week's Scribble Picnic. YIKES! 

Michael chose the theme - LADYBIRD/LADYBUG.

Being from British and Irish background, we were brought up calling these delightful insects, Ladybirds.  If ever we were lucky enough to have one land on us, we would say the rhyme -

Ladybird, Ladybird,
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire,
And your children will burn.

Miraculously, the said Ladybird would usually fly away, as if on cue.

There was a another popular ending where all of her children perished except for one called Ann. I preferred the version where the little Ladybird still had a chance to save all her little ones.

For the past week, all I could see in my mind's eye, was a realistic ladybird to draw for the theme until yesterday when an idea suddenly popped into my head.

A little girl lying in the grass and having a ladybird land on her nose. She was delighted, of course. I am thoroughly enjoying the process of sketching what I see in my head. I don't get it exact but it's fun trying.

As I ran out of time, you only get the rough pencil sketch version for now but I promise to finish her off and post the end result next week.


I'm excited to see what my fellow Picnickers have come up with for this week's theme. You can check them out HERE.

Next week's theme is CURTAIN. Why not come along to one of our 'picnics' and join in on the fun. To find out how, click HERE.  Hope to see you there.

I did do another Ladybird last year when I did a month of calendar sketches. I thought you might like to see it.


Here is the relevant post if you are interested in checking it out - Click HERE.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Scribble Picnic: Fill in the blank

Hi everyone,

This week's Scribble Picnic was a little bit tricky as Michael gave us the following image to create from and we were to fill in the blank so-to-speak.


So, the brainstorming began with some very rough sketches...

At first, I was thinking a ten pin bowling lane

Then a bunch of lollipops

Then...what began as a mouse holding up a bar-bell but I drew right over the top of it so it looked more like some type of mutant. haha  I did do another sketch to clarify what I had settled on...a frog! Although it looks more like a cross between a turtle's head and a frog's head in the sketch. Bear in mind, I was sketching entirely from imagination.

Then finally, I followed up with a fresh sketch and some colour with Prismacolor pencils...also looking more like a frog.

I did do a wash of watercolour over the top which I regretted because I feel like I lost some definition. Ah well, we live, we learn... At least I can rectify it when I have time.

To see the work of other Scribble Picnickers for this week, click HERE.

Next week, the theme is Ladybug/Ladybird...why not come along and join in on the fun? To find out how, click HERE.  I'm looking forward to seeing what my Picnic pals have done for this week.

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead.
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