Navy Pier sketches

My husband and I celebrated his birthday last week by visiting Navy Pier. He was kind enough to wait while I did a little sketching. I sketched the prow (I think that is what it is called!) of the ship, “Windy.” The sky grew darker as I was sketching, and the boat was filling up with tourists. As I finished my sketch, the boat sailed away, and a soft rain started to fall.


We went up to the Crystal Garden, where I did the following sketch.  I am still debating if I will add watercolor to it.



The Diagnosis

This is another two-page spread – pages 7 and 8 – for my contribution to The Sketchbook Project.  In my previous post, “Starting Over,” I briefly explained the project.

I am skipping around, as the mood strikes me – so, I haven’t yet completed pages 5 and 6. In most of my sketches of Michael, he will be smiling!  Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of photographs, there are perhaps three in which he isn’t smiling.  Love that smile!

My Right Foot



Last August, when I broke my foot and was laid up for a few months, I drew this sketch of my foot, in its cast, on the back of an envelope.  Then I taped it into a little journal where I was jotting down my pitiful (self-pitying) thoughts every few days.  I have always loved to draw, and I’m thinking I should start to get more serious about it – apply myself and find time to do it.  I enjoy drawing – it’s relaxing and a form of meditation.  While you are sketching, you are not thinking of anything else!  

I have recently discovered the joy of watercolor painting.  I had always thought that it would be too difficult to learn, but then I decided to just jump in and try it.  It’s wonderful!  I’m not very good at it, but it sure is fun.  I’ll post more about that in the future.