Thursday, December 29, 2005

EDM Challenge

holiday items

(the item on the right

in orange was a stamp)

I drew it below that...

I think the nutcracker came out the best as did the duck probably because I had something to look at and draw as opposed to imagination.

EDM challenges
one boring
medicine cabinet

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


An amazing,

unexpected gift!

On 12-25-2005 at my sister's home we sat between our main meal and coffee and took 10 minutes to draw it was so great to see all of us drawing at the same time, totally surreal!

I am so blessed to be in such a creative family. Thanks for all contributors! I will try to frame this for Grandma and Grandpa to hang in HFNY!

Top left to right: Mrs. Robinson's tree, next is Mrs. Nini's simplify, my simplify, my "Mrs. Nini's cup"

Bottom left: Mrs. Robinson's grandma, Mr. Robinson's Grandma, Jennifer Fanning's Grandma and Aunt Beth.

Contributors: Jeny Fanning, M.R. Robinson, A. Robinson, M.A. Ruprecht, P. Austin

Models: Grandma Betty and Aunt Beth

All of the above drawings are (c) 2005 and used with permission of the artists.

Friday, December 23, 2005


I think of flowers, stars, peppermints and ribbon candy.

happy holidays to you!


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

What is in your bag? A common question on an old game show that I used to watch with wonder.When I was a kid in the 70's there was a game show on called, "Let's make a deal!" Monte Hall was the m.c. I watched people pull the most amazing - really incredible - stuff out of their bags. My bag broke yesterday and while wallowing in my simple sadness that I might not be able to fix it now I drew the junk in the bottom of the bag. I had the notion that I never ever could have one any of those Monte Hall competions where people had socks, dolls, and any other combinations of unusual stuff, I just have the old work potty pass and big red and oh trash ... so if you look real closely you can see all the lint and if you sniff you may be able to smell the cinnamon in the big red... In closing I'll just ask, could you win a Monte Hall competition these days? If so, draw what is in your bag!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Caption: Gramma just called and she'll be by in 3 minutes :)

Well for me that means "Surprise, You Need to Clean Quickly!"

Friday, December 02, 2005

Here is another look at blue on an i-fri!

Blue songs for the season:
Rhapsody in Blue (oops -- was it Gershwin??)
Blue Christmas by Elvis