365/3 for june

#139-145 - finally a new page in one of my art journals using a photo of grapes I took, followed by some painty/stencily/stampy background starts for mail art.  I'm overdue on returning mail again, so made a start on getting some backgrounds started.

Continuing my sketches from "Learn to Draw in 30 Days" by Mark Kistler.  Seeing some improvement though I'm still definitely just copying.  The lessons seem to be sinking in since the basic cubes are getting easier & more intuitive.  These didn't make it to ICAD cards, just in my sketchbook......
#146 & 147

So, I'm about a month behind in my 365 project - I need to double up on a few days to get back on track.  And, my Denver trip (see the previous wedding post) threw me off my ICAD progress. So I need to get back on track there.  Sheesh.  There is a long weekend coming up where I could really make some arty progress, but it's supposed to be record breaking heat and my art room is upstairs & faces west - HOT!  Maybe I'll just move some supplies downstairs.....

Hope you're finding time to escape the heat (or whatever weather) and be creative!


  1. Wow! You get a gold star for drawing. Marvellous!

  2. Anonymous4:24 AM

    Fun sketches. I'm with you on mail, did a postal journal page today and now I've got to get in gear with the "real" mail art. xox

  3. I went and got this book from the library after seeing your early ICAD sketches. I'm loving it. I don't mind that I'm still heavy in the copying stage. I'm definitely learning a lot and can now recreate a lot of these shapes without referring to the lesson. Before seeing your post about it, I had been coincidentally getting tons of drawing books out of the library and none of them made any sense to me or got me past the experimental mark making stage. This book works so well for me because I'm not looking to become a representational artist, I just wanted some basic skills that could be incorporated into more abstract pieces. I hadn't come across this particular book in my library/amazon searches, so thanks for the tip!


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