Saturday, July 07, 2007

EDM Challenge 126


It was with a bit of relief that I greeted this week's challenge to draw a sponge. While I loved drawing the birds, it was nice to put the sponge on the table and have it sit still. This my ScotchBrite sponge. The handle is hollow and the end screws off so you can fill it with detergent. That's handy if you want to scrub the counters or stove top. When Natalie the Niece was about 9 or 10 she came over for Thanksgiving dinner. Her mom had said that Natalie was old enought to start helping. When she saw this sponge, she was so entranced that she insisted on doing the dishes. Being the indulgent aunt that I am, how could I say no? In fact she was disappointed when I finally had to tell her that there simply were no more dishes that needed to be washed.
This little poem says it all, and makes me count my blessings.

"Thank God for dirty dishes,
they have a tale to tell;
while others may go hungry,
we're eating very well."

~Author Unknown
This was done with watercolor and a Pigma pen in the Aquabee sketchbook. I have been trying to make my colors bolder and darker and I think I achieved that here, especially with the shadow which frequently gives me trouble.

12 comments:

Lin said...

FABULOUS, Lynn!!! My dd has one just like this -- and yours reminded me of her ...! GREAT JOB on the brush AND the filled handle!

Serena said...

Now that's one fancy looking sponge....great job, Lynn ~

sisu said...

Wonderfully done... geez, I never even thought about that sponge...


Karin

juj said...

Great drawing! The sponge is so.. well, spongey!

demibrix said...

I look forward to all your posts. I really like your use of ink and lines. And the colors too!- Barbara

mrana said...

This is wonderful, I love the shadow and the clean lines, great job!

biteyourowntail said...

This is great, well done. Know what you mean about shadows they can be hard to get right, but you did so here.

good with color said...

I love your sponge and think your colors here are great and clear and stong. I never really felt they were lacking before though, the colors and the waythey were used seems appropriate.

That was a funny story about the washing dishes. I remember when my mother in law, sster in law and I got our things like this for the first time. You'shave thought we struck gold!

bec said...

What a marvelous little sponge! and poem. nice job.
Bec

Teri C said...

What a wonderful job on this and love the little story and poem.

phthaloblu said...

Great job! Colors and all.

Alison said...

This was a good idea - I love my liquid filled sponge brush too.