Friday, November 14, 2008


I only had time today to do one little sketch, but I am still managing to post everyday for the month of November. This is #5 for Everyday Matters bed. I think I am getting a little better at this sketching thing but have a ways to go! Over my bed is a silk wall hanging I made from microwave sequentially dyed strips in muted blues and dusty pinks. In earthquake country you don't want anything heavy over your head in case it comes crashing down! The bed frame is almost 100 years old! Burl Walnut and old fashioned wooden slats holding up the frame. We bought it second hand from a woman who had it for 50 years. We are married 45 and purchased it in our 2nd year of marriage. The pillow on the bed was one I made for my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. It has two soft sculpture dolls representing them on their wedding day, tucked into a heart opening. I guess this scene represents a lot of history of long happy marriages.

I will be doing something other than sketching in the next day or two. I need to paint my husband's oldest brother when he was about 5 or 6. It is a gift for his 85th birthday. Paul has to be the youngest 85 year old I have ever met. We should all be so lucky to have his vibrant, engaged, active and healthy life. He is an inspiration.


Sandy Maudlin said...

What a special and intimate peek into your life. Delightful and the art's really cool, too.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, This is fun seeing your daily sketches. They're sort of an expansion of your personal portrait. Plus, they're inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Which sketch book are you using besides the moleskin Myrna?
Bateman has always been my choice but I don't like how it takes w'color.
Have you found a better option?

Cecelia said...

Love the bed! I had not thought about not having something heavy over your bed, since I don't live in earthquake country. The pillow idea is so cute. I've been thinking of doing something like pillows or something stuffed for Christmas gifts. My sister is really hard to buy for. If she wants something, she buys it for herself. She likes cats, so maybe a pillow with some stuffed kitties in a basket might work. Your pillow inspired me!

rrARTz said...

nice work and i hear ya about earthquake country!

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