Drawing a Day 2015

December 31 ~ The Force Awakens / Final Perspective

December 31 ~ The Force Awakens / Final Perspective

Drawing 363 ~ Turning the view on me ...Good Night, good-bye and thank you for your viewing participation, your feedback and cheering me on.    What a ride!           To celebrate and conclude the year I am exhibiting a...

December 30 ~ Vitruvian Woman

December 30 ~ Vitruvian Woman

Drawing 362 ~ of how I view myself as the Vitruvian woman ....in the world, who I am in the middle of it all ...in all of life. (See below re Leonardo's Vitruvian man)Below is a link to a site at Stanford regarding Leonardo's Vtruvian Man drawing.      ...

December 29 ~ Sylvia the Silkie

December 29 ~ Sylvia the Silkie

Drawing 361 ~ of one the chickens that layed the unique eggs in Drawing # 81 from March 22nd. https://katherinehartel.com/march-22-unique-eggs/   This is Sylvia, a Silkie, who laid the cream coloured eggs that are a bit smaller.  She helped hatched...

December 28 ~ Movie Night

December 28 ~ Movie Night

Drawing 360 ~ is of me tuckered out and sleeping during our movie night tonight.   I woke up after and said to my husband ..."I don't know what to draw for the day ...and he showed me a photo he took of me having fallen asleep on the couch in front of the TV....

December 27 ~ Holding On!!!

December 27 ~ Holding On!!!

Drawing 359 ~ of our granddaughter curled up, holding to her brand new Princess dress that she got for Christmas....refusing to change into normal clothes for breakfast.  The dress has a crinoline and came with a bejewelled crown and staff.  Although this 2...

December 26 ~ Downward Dog

December 26 ~ Downward Dog

Drawing 358 ~ of me doing the downward dog pose this morning.  I'm so happy that i am able to do a downward dog now without pain since breaking my shoulder a year ago!!

December 25 ~ Wheat Straw Star

December 25 ~ Wheat Straw Star

Drawing 357 ~ of a large star made out of folded wheat straw. This is a traditional German craft  made by my aunts in southern Germany. This one I bought at a German Christmas Market in ten years ago when I had the special opportunity to visit 3 different...

December 24 ~ Oh Tannenbaum!

December 24 ~ Oh Tannenbaum!

Drawing 356 ~ of our Christmas tree this year decorated by young and old....wishing you and yours all a peaceful and festive holiday season!                                   ...

December 23 ~ Finding a cup of peace

December 23 ~ Finding a cup of peace

Drawing 355 ~ of my favourite Christmas mug which I had stored away.Having a soothing hot drink in this mug has always settled me down during this busy time...so I'm glad I found it!  I've been disconnected to the spirit of Christmas till today. Thankful for my...

December 22 ~ Beauties

December 22 ~ Beauties

Drawing 354 ~ of a freshly opened crate of tangerines after grocerie shopping. Before I could get to drawing them several were eaten and a lime was thrown in during kitchen tidy-up.

December 21 ~ Dream Boots

December 21 ~ Dream Boots

Drawing 353....of my new boots. Gorgeous detailed leather fall boots I've been admiring and were now deeply discounted.  I was not expecting these a few days before Christmas.

December 20 ~ Papa’s Handwerk

December 20 ~ Papa’s Handwerk

Drawing 352 ~ of the special fireplace tools our Papa made in his forge, and the special stocking hangers pulled out for Christmas eve in three different sizes for each of our children.

December 19 ~  Holly Branch

December 19 ~ Holly Branch

Drawing 351 ~ of a holly branch from a bouquet purchased at the St Lawrence market to decorate our home.

December 17 ~ Bequeathed

December 17 ~ Bequeathed

Drawing 349~ of my Tante Deude's necklace and bracelet, passed on to me by my cousin after her death a year ago on December 18, 2014.  I cherish these two pieces and drew them in honour of her cheery, loving and giving nature.

December 15 ~ Packed Away

December 15 ~ Packed Away

Drawing 347 ~ of packed up bottles of liquor. This Christmas is a time of healing for a family member and we are making it easier.                                     ...

December 14 ~ The Gift

December 14 ~ The Gift

Drawing 346 ~ in response to the news that a friend of ours had just undergone a heart transplant.  Some dear soul gifted their heart to him over the weekend.  If only the family of that dear person would know the difference their dear one is making. (...

December 13 ~ Tree Decorating 101

December 13 ~ Tree Decorating 101

Drawing 345 ~ of how 2 year old Emma decorates the tree; put all your favourite ornaments in one cluster. I would normally have re-organized this after everyone left our house and made the tree 'balanced'.  This year everything is staying put!

December 12 ~ Gingerbread Christmas

December 12 ~ Gingerbread Christmas

Drawing 344 ~ of two gingerbread houses made by our grandchildren.  I like how their mother just let them make their own designs for where they placed the smarties, jujubes, and life savers.                   ...

December 11 ~ Flashback Friday: 1996 Christmas Tree Farm

December 11 ~ Flashback Friday: 1996 Christmas Tree Farm

Drawing 343 ~ Flashback Friday: drawn with watercolour added, in 1996 of a Christmas tree farm adventure for an ornament company. I never got the contract but have nice drawings to pull out at Christmas time...most of which are based on our family.Note; this is just a...

December 10 ~ Chris’ Cats

December 10 ~ Chris’ Cats

Drawing 342 ~ of my friend's cats. I loved the photo she posted on Facebook today and how the lines of their bodies and tails are intertwined.Unfortunately i massively overworked this drawing and it didn't turn out the way I envisioned it....and it is the drawing of...

December 9 ~ Mama’s Weaving

December 9 ~ Mama’s Weaving

Drawing 341 ~ of a runner my mother wove on her weaving loom before she died in 1996. She loved spinning and weaving with a passion and we are all fortunate to have samples of her craft.

December 8 ~  Best Swing Ever!

December 8 ~ Best Swing Ever!

Drawing 340 ~ of our son when he was a little boy, swinging with glee on the swings attached to the big oak tree at the farm on Middleroad ...the best swing ever! December 8 is his birthday.

December 7 ~ Prickly & Beautiful

December 7 ~ Prickly & Beautiful

Drawing 339 ~ of a prickly thorn bush with sweet little red berries on the branches.Now if only the berries would stay on after I pick a branch to take home...

December 6 ~ Memory of a Tradition

December 6 ~ Memory of a Tradition

Drawing 338 ~ of what I should have been able to put together by now; Advent's Candles with pine sprigs.This is one of our pre-Christmas traditions that I haven't got to yet, so I'll just draw it for now.

December 5 ~ String of Lights

December 5 ~ String of Lights

Drawing 337 ~ of the string of glittery Christmas lights that greeted me when I got home. They were layed out on the ground before my husband put them up on our house..

December 3 ~ Fence Lines

December 3 ~ Fence Lines

Drawing 335 ~  of a farm fence covered in vines. This image jumped out at me as we pulled off the 401 for gas, and my patient husband pulled as I walked along the ditch photographing thevine lines, posts and weeds..