Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Left Handed Sketches #93 & #94

A very angry or annoyed Emu for #93 and a Green Bee-Eater for #94 :)


Yesterday, fatigue kicked my ass. I deal with fatigue everyday but yesterday I could hardly move. So much to do, but I couldn't hold a pencil/pen with either hand.  Its not something that taking a nap can help with. Its not something meds can help with. You, at least with me, can't do much but sit on your butt and watch Netflix lol while you wait for it to go away. Not a lot of fun and very hard to explain to someone unless they have experienced it themselves. It goes beyond just being "tired like we all are". Or needing caffeine, which is actually no good for most people and will just make it worse.  Take your average work day and times that by 100 and add in a concrete weight suit to the mix and you might come close to how it feels. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Sketches

Left handed sketch #91 is a Flycatcher of some kind lol  There are so many of them, over 324 it seems  and I have no idea which one this is.

And your basic everyday white duck for #92

Linking up to Sunday Sketches.

Friday, May 26, 2017

I is Dog....Honest!!

We went to the deer centre the other day, and John got this lucky shot of wolf looking like a dog. You could really see how dog like they can be sometimes, or how dogs sometimes act like wolves (even tho they really act differently and react to situations differently, so not good pets and probably not going to learn to sit or shake a paw :p). I am dragging myself around from the pain from 2 days ago, but saw some nice birds and probably drove the guy showing us the birds insane with all my questions lol

Started another dragon today, and hopefully my pens don't run out of ink before I finish him *crosses fingers* My arm is bright red from sitting in the back drawing this, must remember sunscreen next time (my arm looks like a lobster).

Number 90 left handed sketch of a Crowned Pigeon. I have seen these in zoos, another striking bird with a crest.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mystery Bird

I have no idea what kind of bird this is, some kind of Warbler but no idea which one and I have tried to find out but can't find any images that match the purple blue colour it is.

And half of a Golden Pheasant for #89. Still sketching these with my left hand because my right elbow still starts to hurt if I do to much with it. The doctors plan is to have a steroid injection in my elbow, start physio very slowly and hope that helps. If not, the test will continue :/ If I manage to get more of these done, I'm seriously looking at putting a book together documenting the process. Will be easier to see the progression with all of the sketches together.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


This bird is called a Hoopoe. Very neat looking with the head crest, but they don't live in Scotland or Canada so I haven't seen one in person. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Left Handed Sketch #86

I know I have drawn a toucan before, but I just really like them. don't make very good pets tho, can be pretty messy eaters.

One version of a finished monogram. I plan on using it on a new website design and maybe on new business cards but not 100% sure if I will use this or see what another version might look like. I wanted an old inked look to it, one that might be easy to carve if I want to make a stamp with it too.

Music Monday

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Sketches

Three left handed sketches for today. Was supposed to be a Sparrow for #83, a tiny owl for #84..,
and a vulture in a typical vulture pose for #85.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

Still reading War and Peace lol Its taking a long time because I'm only reading it really when its nice outside and I can sit in the sun. Its a big bloody book but I am enjoying it.

 The Red Headed League (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #2)The Red Headed League by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Better then the last story, not as predictable and a more interesting mystery. Very fast read, more info about the "bad guy" would have been nice tho. I will keep reading in the hopes of discovering why people like Holmes so much as a character, because besides the first novel, I can't figure out why.

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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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2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 17 books toward her goal of 40 books.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Horse #1

I don't have a title for this and it is a long way from being finished, but I felt like drawing a horse.

Just going to keep the background simple like this and have the main focus be the horse, and I have no idea how long this is going to take me to finish, probably a long time.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Left Handed Sketches #81 and #82

The above bird is supposed to be a Gallinule, which I've never drawn before so looks a little odd lol

A Magpie for #82. I should have written down all of the birds I've drawn so far because I will probably end up drawing a few birds over again because I've forgotten which birds I've already drawn lol

Monday, May 15, 2017

Left Handed Sketch 79

Never heard of this pretty bird before, it is a Montezuma oropendola.

Really wanting to start etching some birds, but probably not a good idea but hopefully I can start an etching soon since I am going to go see some raptors in a few weeks and hopefully will get lots of pictures I can use. 

Music Monday

Sunday, May 14, 2017