Drawing a Day 2015

December 1 ~ Verona Garlic

December 1 ~ Verona Garlic

Drawing 333 ~ of a large purple clove of garlic still from cottage days when we bought it locally in Verona. I used it to cook a delicious squash soup..

November 30 ~ Chips & Dip… In Bed

November 30 ~ Chips & Dip… In Bed

Drawing 332 ~ of the chips and dip we ate in bed late last night, working on my blog, while my husband was finalizing a report in bed. Then fell asleep preparing for the Nov 30th drawing of a gorgeous garlic bulb used.      I texted my friend who...

November 29 ~ Broken Wing

November 29 ~ Broken Wing

Drawing 331 ~ 3 porcelain angel figurines given to me by our departed Aunt Billy. They were found recently behind a dresser with my name on them, of which one of them has a little broken wing.

November 28 ~ Heart strings..

November 28 ~ Heart strings..

Drawing 330 ~ done during the Toronto Symphony of Angelo Xiang Yu, playing Ravel's Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra...I stopped breathing and cried tears of deep profound joy....and then packed my book away after the woman next to me complained my...

November 26 ~ Ready to Greet the Season!

November 26 ~ Ready to Greet the Season!

Drawing 328 ~ of the evergreen planters I managed to fill after a November thaw. The mums were transplanted into the flowerbed with fingers crossed they come back,  and the red dogwood, birch and fir branches from my walk could be shoved into the soft earth. I...

November 25 ~  Bittersweet

November 25 ~ Bittersweet

Drawing 327 ~ of a bittersweet vine I cut today from a huge beautiful tangled mess of these branches along the stream. 

November 24 ~ Courtland

November 24 ~ Courtland

Drawing 326 ~ of a crispy Cortland apple cut in half on our cutting board.  This is my favourite variety of apple of which I bought a half bushel from a great fruit stand along the 'Apple Trail' (HWY 2) between Trenton and Port Hope.  

November 22 ~ Bowl of Love

November 22 ~ Bowl of Love

Drawing 324 ~ of a bowl of borscht our friend made with love. What a precious thing to be able to share; home made soup, a dollop of yoghurt, fresh bread and red wine....and best of all, friendship!Such a stark contrast to yesterday's drawing ...wish i could bring a...

November 21 ~ Grey Laundry Day

November 21 ~ Grey Laundry Day

Drawing 323 ~ of laundry hanging in a Syrian refugee camp, from a photo in the Weekend Globe and Mail.  My eyes were immediately drawn to this everyday domestic scene;  clothes hanging in the midst of this muddy, wet field of drooping tents with the...

November 19 ~  Held by the Three Fates

November 19 ~ Held by the Three Fates

Drawing 321 ~ of the Thread of Life that according to Greek Mythology is...                               spun....                   ...

November 18 ~ Nasal Pillows

November 18 ~ Nasal Pillows

Drawing 320 ~ of my CPAP face mask with the nasal 'pillows'.I came home today at 630 AM after a night in a sleep lab. It took some self-coaxing to get to sleep with a camera watching down on me in the dark, with wires attached to my head torso and legs....

November 17 ~ White orchid

November 17 ~ White orchid

Drawing 319 ~ of 2  flowering orchid spikes loaded with white blossoms.A gift from a young woman I know for the loss of my father..so thoughtful.

November 16 ~ ‘stache

November 16 ~ ‘stache

Drawing 318 ~ of Oncle Walter's mustache, based on an Oktoberfest photo sent to me, and my distinct impressions as an artist niece of his impeccably coiffed mustache.

November 15 ~ Letting Go…

November 15 ~ Letting Go…

Drawing 317  ~ of the 91 year old hands of my Oncle Walter, held in my cousin's caring hands in his final hour.These hands born in Austria, went through history of the times; fighting in the Austrian Alps with trepidation during WW2;  ~ were trained to be a...

November 14 ~ Hartels Unite!

November 14 ~ Hartels Unite!

Drawing 316 ~ a joint drawing done by passing around the sketchbook from Hartel cousin to cousin around the table.  A special gathering of Hartel cousins organised before our father's death~and now a few days after the death of yet another uncle...these are the...

November 13 ~ Flashback Friday: Fragile Heart in 1991

November 13 ~ Flashback Friday: Fragile Heart in 1991

Drawing 315 ~ from February 1991 - an expression of a sad moment in my life at the time. I chose this one at the end of the day after hearing about the terrorist attacks in Paris. A fragile heart in the darkness....

November 12 ~ Storefront Drawing

November 12 ~ Storefront Drawing

Drawing 314 ~ of  portion of a winter scene being drawn on the window of the Oma Chiropractic Health Center..It is part of a Winter Wonderland Initiative for the local businesses in Riverside/West Beaches area.A little girl watching me at work...

November 11 ~ 11th Hour

November 11 ~ 11th Hour

Drawing 313 ~ of the Trenton Cenotaph where I stopped on my journey home to honour and remember the dead soldiers.

November 10 ~ Executrix Beginnings

November 10 ~ Executrix Beginnings

Drawing 312 ~ of the Kingston Courthouse, where my sister and I were sent on the right path by the Judge's Administrative Assistant.  Unravelling the legalities of the executrix process will be an interesting journey I am taking on this year.

November 9th ~ Coffin Spray

November 9th ~ Coffin Spray

Drawing 311 ~ Of the coffin flowers lying over our father's grave site amongst the fallen leaves on this beautiful fall day.

November 8 ~ A Healing Light

November 8 ~ A Healing Light

Drawing 310 ~ of the beeswax candle my daughter brought to comfort me ..along with a lunch from our favourite health food store. My father was a beekeeper ..so appropriate.

November 6 ~ Flashback Friday: 1992 Camping with Opa at Bon Echo

November 6 ~ Flashback Friday: 1992 Camping with Opa at Bon Echo

Drawing 308 ~ of the high view looking down on the forest and beaches below after a steep hike up the rock cliff on Mazinaw Lake.  Our family camped there with our father and mother. One of my best memories of my father was how he taught us all about camping from...

November 5 ~ Prince Heinrich Hut

November 5 ~ Prince Heinrich Hut

Drawing 307 ~ of one of the 'Prince Heinrich' Hats ( Hut) that my dad liked to wear, worn here by one of our boys saying goodbye to his Opa with the yellow maple in the back ground.

November 4 ~ Life Lesson

November 4 ~ Life Lesson

Drawing 306 ~ of our grandson at his great-grandfather's grave watching his uncle shovelling dirt into his Opa's grave.Full of questions, open and caring, this is a moment etched on this child's mind.

November 2 ~ Graveside Good-Byes

November 2 ~ Graveside Good-Byes

Drawing 304 ~ of feet standing on the edge of the graveside, looking down...this is really the end.                Good-bye..love you forever....                    ...