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AEDM Entries for November 6th, 7th & 8th

I have decided not to post an update every day, partly because I just don’t have the time, and partly because I don’t want to inundate people’s inboxes and facebook feeds with daily posts (you can read more of my thoughts about that topic here). So, I will post every 2-3 days with a catch-up post instead.

November 6th – I continued working on the Mouse for Katie, and I finished the various parts. Now I am just adding the details, stuffing the parts, and preparing to sew him together. Here is his little head, with the face and ears added:

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November 7th – I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, but I still managed to do some work on the pen ink drawing that I started (you can see the last phase here). I mostly added shading to the letters, and I also worked on the mandala-ish thing at the bottom a little, although it is now unfortunately infringing on Thoreau’s name (which I did look up and finish writing!). I am not sure where I want to go with this next, although I am considering adding some color, and maybe adding another couple of mandalas along the bottom:

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November 8th – I will probably end up working more on either the mouse or the pen drawing this evening, but I did already take a photo this morning that I really like. It was when I was on my way out the door to drive to work, and I saw that there was a light layer of sleet everywhere that stopped me in my tracks (winter is coming!). I thought the sleet looked really neat on top of and around this rock that we have on our porch railing:

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By the way, all of these photos are taken using my phone! I have the Nokia Lumia 920, and the camera in it is really fantastic. I especially like how well it takes macro photos, as evidenced in the mouse head and rock photos.

 

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Art Every Day Month

I had been thinking over the past few weeks that as I wrap up my applications for graduate school, I want to try to use the time I had been spending on that for something creative and relaxing. Then I saw a comment by my friend Drew, about an “Art Every Day Month” challenge for November – something akin to the NaNoWriMo concept. Knowing she was going to give it a try, and since I was already thinking of trying to focus on creativity this month, I decided I would join as well! I am not going to put any pressure on myself with this, though – it’s really just more for fun.

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I just so happened to have already started working on some creative projects over the weekend, so I have a couple of items to bring myself up to speed (since it is already November 4th) . I don’t have anything for November 1st, so I will start with this ink drawing that I began on November 2nd:

The start of an ink drawing I am making of a Thoreau quote

 (drawn with my TWSBI Mini, using Noodler’s Bernanke Black ink, in a Moleskine sketchbook)

I know, I didn’t finish Thoreau’s name yet, haha – I wasn’t sure of the spelling at the time, so I decided to wait. Obviously I’ve looked it up since, so that should be all set whenever I next upload it’s progression. This is definitely still a work in progress – you will see some significant development before it is done!

I have some items for yesterday and today, too, but I don’t have photo’s taken yet so I am going to post them along with tomorrow’s update. If any of you are planning to also try out this challenge, let me know where your blog is so I can add it to my links!