Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scribble Picnic-Jars


The theme this week was  "jars" and I had no idea at all of what to draw so didn't think I would get anything done for this week. I can't really remember what I was looking at or reading when I came up with this idea of a witch's apothecary full of jars and a few dragons.
These are just rough sketches that need a lot of work. I need to put some more objects on the shelves and redraw the whole thing to be transferred onto better paper. Probably watercolour paper since I don't have time to colour this with coloured pencil.

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Wordless Wedneday


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boo

Another startled owl (left hand #114). Is almost impossible it seems for me to draw an owl with my left hand and not have it look really surprised, like its been goosed by surprise.

A flying Heron (#115). There was one in some nearby trees the other day, wrong area for them to nest but they do fly around here every once and awhile. The amount of birds around here is great, there are a few barn owls I keep trying to spot, a lot of buzzards, the odd Golden Eagle, and of course Gulls and Rooks, so lots of  birds and bats. You hear bats a lot, was even dive bombed by one in the backyard lol

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Sketches


Left handed sketch #111 of Great curassow, another new bird to me :)



Gobble Gobble! I'm not a fan of turkey, never could figure out why people like it so much.

A very simple looking parrot (#113), because I am having a problem with nerve pain in my hands and feet so tried to keep things simple. I have been referred to the pain clinic but there probably wont be much they can do and I don't want to take drugs that will make me either a zombie or high as a kite. The problem with a lot of the meds that are used to treat nerve pain due to MS is that the more you take so they work, the more you walk around like you are in a haze so you need to find that happy medium where you are not in so much pain but still awake lol

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

Still reading the big bloody book, aka War and Peace lol on page 1113 of 1653 in my edition so might finish it soon. But i have been reading other books so I don't get bored reading the BBB lol


 The Children of MenThe Children of Men by P.D. James
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

People haven't been able to have children for a generation, people are panicking over the human race ending but I don't think that after a generation that would be a problem with the population numbers but people are panicking anyway, maybe the lack of reproduction doesn't bug me because I've never wanted kids lol... and if a society is so concerned about finding a fertile male, why would you ignore a big chunk of the population because they have a disability, even a minor one?

Good world building, people generally would stop caring about their future when what is the point when you have no one to leave things to, religion would be pointless since pretty much the whole point is to control people and you can't do that when they don't care, so it does get that right. Nice try at making us care about the characters, but none of them are very likeable, and I didn't buy the main character changing the way he does in the end when he never cared about things like that before (power, control, etc). I get that he is supposed to change because of the big miracle but I don't buy it at all because he never cared about it before at all and the Omegas are brats that need to be told NO and grounded lol

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Jennifer's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Lie Tree
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In Cold Blood
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War and Peace
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Old Man's War
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2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 20 books toward her goal of 40 books.
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