Tuesday, September 04, 2007

EDM #2 Draw a Lamp


September, and the students are back at the college. The last long weekend is over and it's time to sober up, buckle down, get on with the job of helping the students navigate their way through their education. Suddenly it's noisy and crowded, and you can see that some of them are overwhelmed, homesick, anxious. This is when a kind word or a simple smile can make a difference. There is such energy and potential in the air, excited voices, squeals of recognition of a friend not seen for several months, and many questions. Most of the questions we will be asked this week will have little to do with "library stuff" and more to do with just finding their way around. This is usually the most interesting week of the whole academic year. I really like the first day of the Fall semester.

But back to the reason for this blog. This sketch is of our new lamp. We bought it the same day we bought the new fridge and stove, but the drama of the fridge stole the thunder and the lamp did not even get a mention. But here it is, shiny and new and reliable.

Watercolor in the Moleskine journal.

7 comments:

Shelly McC said...

Great lamp!!

Linda T said...

I really like the composition of this sketch, particularly the way you merged the white of the lamp with the white of the wall. Very cool!!

gabi campanario said...

love the shape, color and interesting composition, well done!

heartrestorer said...

I'm 50 too. Lets hear it for us! its never too late to grow and learn and do. I love your stuff and love that you put recipes in. I really enjoyed the paintings of the tomatoes, bravo...

Anita said...

I agree, people don't smile enough!
Nice sketch!

Emma Pod said...

I work in a college too, but we don't start until September 24th (which seems really late). We're all gearing up for that first busy week. I like all of your new appliances (lamp, fridge, and stove). Very nice EDM drawings!

phthaloblu said...

I have to agree with Linda T. I also had to mention that shade of green is so luscious and creamy. THis is a really great piece.