Monday, June 07, 2010

Miscellaneous Monday... again

 
 
I wanted to try my hand at foreshortening.

This little sketch pad caught my eye... first it was because of the square shape, then I felt the paper. Its heavier than regular paper so it will take a light wash better.

Yesterday it stopped raining for about 5 minutes. During that time my five & six yr old grandsons grabbed the squirt bottle and ran outside, cause you know, the grass needed more water. They forgot a couple of things out there when they came in; they remembered them right when we were having a hard downpour. "Gramma! (gasp) The skateboard is still out there!!" I don't think I need to describe their stunned looks when they were allowed to go get the toys. In the rain. In the hard rain. "But it was a warm wet."

They really enjoyed that... running like crazy in the rain. They were all smiles and giggles when they dashed back inside. Ah, the small things. Try to get away with that when they're teenagers. "Oh Look... its pouring. Lets go play in the rain, whadda ya say, guys? Guys?"

ohmygawd, you know you're old when you turn into one of those crones who fall asleep mid-sentence. I did that on Saturday. It wasn't mid-sentence, but I was in the middle of a Big Boggle game. I was trying to spot words, I was actively using my mental abilities... sort of, and next thing I know my friend is calling my name. I had fallen asleep. (00) I repeat... OH. MY. GAWD!!! I'm blaming it on the allergy pill had I taken. The non-drowsy kind. And it had nothing to do with being bored. (I managed to lose the game by two points. If I had been awake, well, it would have been a different outcome.) Now I'm going to forget this whole incident. It shouldn't take long.

Hope you had a good weekend, cause another one is coming up in five days.
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7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i want you to be my gramma and let me play in the rain...smiles. love playing int he rain and i can imagine their faces....

it as probably the allergy pill...

Rosy said...

Nice sketch there, I enjoy little art pads if the price is right.

By some chance were drinking any starbucks coffee? I bet that would of kept you awake after you had taken your pill.

It is used to be I love walking in a down pour now I see it and hide!

Rosy said...

Nice sketch there, I enjoy little art pads if the price is right.

By some chance were drinking any starbucks coffee? I bet that would of kept you awake after you had taken your pill.

It is used to be I love walking in a down pour now I see it and hide!

Wanda said...

Oh yes, the small things they will remember forever.

I laughed so hard at your "sleeping" episode.... funny, funny!

Wanda said...

Oh I was laughing so hard, I forgot to tell you I really like the sketch!!

Rudee said...

I love the wispiness of your subject's hair in the sketch. She looks so sweet.

We used to play in the rain all of the time. These days, the rain annoys me--until we haven't had any for awhile.

I believe I see the sun shining right this moment. I should go check on the garden.

Sandy said...

I have a square pad like that and I like it, great for small sketches and paintings. LIke what you did.

I've been in a hole because I didn't realize there had been so much rain in your area. Hope you get some sun soon