Thursday, June 30, 2005

I was a newborn 46 years ago tomorrow, I wonder did they have this then? Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

charcoal drawing of my photo below Posted by Hello

black & white photo - kensington Posted by Hello

Monday, June 27, 2005

among the many heroes of 911 Posted by Hello

my eyes (and wrinkles) as seen from the flip mirror on my car's visor...  Posted by Hello

flipped the visor down and drew this... Posted by Hello

experimenting with more than 1-D... and off the page Posted by Hello

i like to draw when i wait for the kids...  Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 23, 2005

drawing on the pc is new to me but fun! Posted by Hello

Is this clearer? Posted by Hello

Monday, June 20, 2005

My Dad's bird pic is in lower left, Mom's can is above it, mine is to the right of hers & cat's is in the lower right - three generations Posted by Hello

Bird made from a "Cursive" S... Posted by Hello

Grandpa's Birds

I'd like to share a bit about my Grandpa on my father's side. He was a silent fellow seemingly happy to watch all the Grandkids without much ado. He lived to be about 81 or so we think as his true birth year was muddled as was his name we he came to this country. I am told that he had a fourth grade education but spent much of his life reading and learning through the years. Grandpa was born in Mayo Ireland and then moved to Roscommon Ireland. He knew my Grandmother there but met her again in NYC. Grandpa came to the U.S. sometime around 1915 with seventeen dollars in his pocket. He never talked about how he got here, it just was. The man had four red headed sons, one a priest, one a pipefitter, one a printer and one a businessman. Although he came to this country with nothing, he rose thru the ranks to become a Battalion Chief at a Firehouse in DC. Another thing he never talked about, ever. My Grandpa F. knew how to save money and so did Grandma F. but they were always generous to us, grandkids. My father tells us that they were generous to everyone but themselves. My Grandpa used to look at the TV schedule on Sundays and draw birds in the margins, I think that is all I can recall him drawing. I bet when we left he did the crossword puzzle but he could do that when the noisy kids were around. Also, I sure don't recall that they even had a t.v. but my memory is fuzzy. So I am going to try and reproduce a Bird that he would draw in the margins. And then I am going to post a Bird that my dad drew a couple of weeks ago.

Friday, June 17, 2005


black&white - collage Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

i love drawing on post-its! Posted by Hello

it is too hot for a scarf!! Posted by Hello

drawing on pc - who is this? Posted by Hello

drawn on computer! very slowly :) Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

abstracts - today Posted by Hello

love that ArtRage!! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

trying with my left hand

trial ... with... ArtRage

my first drawing done on ArtRage Posted by Hello

Monday, June 13, 2005

10 things about me and a ? for you...

1. I went to Catholic School for grades 1 to 8.
2. I love cheese.
3. I have two sisters and one brother.
4. My parents have been married since 1953 and their names ryhme.
5. I love to draw and doodle.
6. My middle name is Maura.
7. I love quilts.
8. I bet I have 200 pens.
9. I can't sing at all even though I try.
10. When I was younger I wanted to try stand up comedy even
though I could never remember a joke.

So what about you, what is your middle name?

Friday, June 10, 2005

guitar - EDM challenge of 2 wks ago... Posted by Hello

summer  Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 09, 2005

this is the cat from the cover of my calendar that i drew while drinking my coffee (at the coffee shop;-) Posted by Hello

coffee shop - coffee grinder area Posted by Hello

chair at a local coffee shop... Posted by Hello