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Monday, April 16, 2007

EDM Challenges 31 and 88


Studio 15 April '07

Today was a fantastic day here in the Fens, the hottest I can remember for a long time.

To celebrate, I moved some furniture around in the studio so I could access the French doors and I swung them open wide onto my new little patio where I sat in my white rattan chair, facing the old open barn to sketch the washing line for the EDM challenge #88 'Something Breezy'.


Watercolour and pigment liner

I recently came across a box of collectable hats and shoe trinket boxes I had forgotten about, so I decided to decorate my studio with them and chose 'Violet' as my subject for the EDM challenge 'Something you collect'

Coloured pencil, pigment liner and watercolour


The rest of the day was spent enjoying the sunshine, clipping few shrubs in the garden and preparing a traditional roast ~ Far too hot for a roast really but according to my family 'it's not Sunday without a roast'.

My eldest Son bowled his first hat trick in a cricket match today and told us all about it as we sat outside and saw in the night together.
A wonderful day!

18 comments:

phthaloblu said...

These are both beautiful little sketches. I really like the breezy one! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Deborah said...

Boy, that did sound like a lovely day. I really like the summer breeze and the clothes line. You have a real freshness to your work.

Robyn Sinclair said...

They are both charming, Anita. I love the hat! I also love the unique style you are developing for the Challenge sketches.

I'm ashamed to be so behind with my EDM Challenges - and I neither have to cook nor ferry children to cricket!

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous work!

Dave said...

What a lovely studio you have. I'm very jealous! I like the way you say that your son has bowled his first hattrick...many of us haven't even managed one in our whole lives!!

caseytoussaint said...

Wonderful work, Anita. I do love your style. It was beautiful here in France as well, but I didn't draw a thing yesterday.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh these are so nice, I love the hat w/ the flowers!

Carole said...

These are both lovely summery sketches. Well done with that washing line - that must have been a challenge!

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu, it was a beautiful day...Sunshine makes such a difference doesn't it!

Anita said...

Thankyou Deborah!

Anita said...

Thankyou Robyn! How lucky you are not to have to cook!

Anita said...

Thankyou Shelley!

Anita said...

LOL...He has only been playing for 3 seasons now Dave and he scored his first century last year...I'm a very proud Mum! :)
My studio is a dream come true...it is my haven and I am very lucky. You can see the building of it here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346344

Anita said...

Thankyou Casey!

Anita said...

Thanx Pugs. The hats are pretty aren't they, it was lovely to find them again, I had forgotten all about them.

Anita said...

Thankyou Carole...Yes, the washing line was a tricky little number indeed!

Anonymous said...

Well Done Jake. .. so early in the season too. Time for plenty more??

I can imagine you Anita outside your lovely studio enjoying the sun. See you tomorrow at Mepal. Hope they let us all in - as we seem to have told quite a lot of artists to join us??!!
Joannie

Anita said...

Thankyou Joannie, I'll pass your congratulations onto Jake.