Sunday, March 11, 2012

After a long absence I am returning to blogging.  My mother was ill for a long time and passed away in February.  My computer gave me all sorts of trouble and I am now using a brand new Mac Book Pro.  It has no printer and scanner, so I took a photo of this sketch using PhotoBooth and uploading it as a photo.  I had to crop my finders out of the left hand side.  I took the photo using natural light by the window, but there is still a shadow.  I think that taking a good photo will take a little practice.  I also notice that while I've been away, Blogger has changed quite a bit, too.
It's like starting over with everything.
This sketch is of a Bohemian Waxwing.  There was a whole flock of them in the crabapple tree on my way home from work the other day.  I think I want to continue to work on this sketch and refine it a bit.  I used my new Derwent Inktense pencils which are really nice.

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Welcome back. Beautiful

Sue Brown said...

Great that you are blogging again after a difficult time. This is a handsome chap/chapess :)
Sue

Nigel said...

Welcome back. Beautiful drawing/sketch.

I'm with you on the photo thing, I can never get mine to do justice either.

Rebecca Trump said...

Gorgeous artwork! My sister loves birds and would LOVE this too :)

nanke's stuff said...

What a lovely little study! Happy to hear your computer issues are fixed!! nancy

karmacoy said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Lynn.

I am viisting for the first time here from CED. It was lovely to browse your blog. I love birds! I'm not a serious painter, but when I do an intuitive painting, birds often "show up". I've been thinking of exploring that a little and then I find your lovely bird paintings, hmmm, coincidence?
Thanks for sharing!

Alex said...

Beautifully drawn! And you've definitely been missed! Sorry to hear about your mom, and glad that she no longer has to suffer.

pauline said...

Welcome back Lynn... sorry to hear about your mom. Life isn't always rainbows and sparkles, is it? Your bird painting is beautiful. Thanks for posting and congrats on the new Mac! xoxo

Barbara B said...

Welcome back. I love the bohemian waxwing.

raena said...

Wonderful! And welcome back! I do know what you mean about everything changing while you were gone...I'm facing the same thing. I also had to get a new laptop. Only it is a 64-bit, while my printer/scanner is a 32-bit. I managed to download some drivers, and it does work, just not as user-friendly. Bummed!

Cathy Holtom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum.
Your bird looks great even if the photo isn't great and it's nice to see you back!

raena said...

oh dang...I feel like a heel! I forgot to say that I was sorry to hear about your mother! And...worse, I said 'wonderful' which was meant for the bird!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I'm a bird lover and I've enjoyed looking at your bird art! So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know what a difficult time you're going through as I lost my Mom 4 years ago this past Sunday. Time really does make it easier. Hugs to you.

Ann said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. I am glad to see your art again. The bird is wonderful!