It Figures + Urban Sketch

  I've slowly been adding a few urban sketches to my journal and so far I really enjoy drawing them.  If you want to know more about what it is then you can check it out by doing a simple google search. :)  I was able to learn by doing this drawing that a white gel pen doesn't always make the best highlighter option.  I'll probably try gouache (spelling?) next time.
I’ve slowly been adding a few urban sketches to my journal and so far I really enjoy drawing them.  If you want to know more about what it is then you can check it out by doing a simple google search. 🙂  I was able to learn by doing this drawing that a white gel pen doesn’t always make the best highlighter option.  I’ll probably try gouache (spelling?) next time.

On July 16th, my morning started early.  I had a lot to do and needed to be out of the house with kids in tow by 8.  Being the morning hater that I am, I woke up especially early (6:15am) and do what most adults do to get themselves perky.  I made a bee line for the beloved coffee pot and with one eye barely open, I moved through the motions of prepping the machine.  When I tried to pour the coffee into the filter, nothing came out of my empty canister. 

{{Palm to forehead}}

Slight panic ensued and I told Bubba (who was already dressed and ready for the day) to quickly run to the store, but all he said is, “No such luck, toots.  Gotta be at school early to study.”

Desperation is a funny thing and an apparent adrenaline booster.  I wasted zero time throwing on my shoes, clothes, and brushing my teeth to drive to the our local grocery store.  Unfortunately for me, the doors to the store wouldn’t open and I was referred to a sign that says “comeback, we’re closed”.  

Awe, hell no.

At this point I wasn’t opposed to slurping spilled coffee off the floor, so I paced outside for fifteen minutes until they opened at 7.  Meh.

I knew my luck was changing though;  There was a bright red sale sticker below my favorite brand of coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts for 6.99! 

After rushing through checkout and back home, I was feeling quite happy and proud of myself that all had worked out…THAT IS until I noticed the bright green label on the bag of coffee that says DECAF

NOOOOOOOOooooooo!  The horror!   Why do they even make decaf!!?  Doesn’t it defeat the purpose behind having coffee? 

Needless to say, I didn’t have any coffee that morning.  And I wasted seven dollars.

It figures.

*And because this is a blog and people judge I figure I should note that my teenage son babysat the sleeping babes while I went to the store.

Almost Finished

Wowza! It has been nearly six weeks since I’ve posted anything magical (insert eye roll) on this blog and the first time I’m going to pop back, I’m going to write about knitting (again) for Ginny’s yarn along link up. 

I’ve actually thought about closing this blog down, but I ultimately decided not to.  Once upon a time, during the blog boom, I had loftier ambitions for this space, but now I look at it as my trusty companion that holds a few memories or thoughts for myself that I would forget otherwise.

I also want to confess that I am utterly addicted right now to YouTube.  Seriously.  I can’t believe all the talent that is out there and how willing people are to go out of their way to show people the smallest things.  For example: there are videos on how to cut a watermelon.  Really! There is!  People are (so) willing to share (so) much (and) it’s great (and) sometimes I want to jump on that bandwagon.  So I’ve been thinking about making videos here and there.  I’m not the only one joining this new venture.  Charlotte has been dabbling in it as well.  We seem to run parallel sometimes in our interests!

Alright. 

This is supposed to be a post about knitting and reading so I think I need to save my rambles  for another day.

(Big Breath In…)  I’m ALMOST FINISHED with this blanket!!! Holy Moly, I thought I would never see the light at the end of this long yarn tunnel but it’s here.  I am technically on my last skein of yarn for this bad boy but I think I’m going to fly overboard and add one more skein.  More than likely a dark brown color.

As for my current choice in reading, I have dived into the world of art books.  This particular sketch book teaches the beginners stuff.  And oh boy am I a beginner.  I’ve always enjoyed the idea of being able to sketch or paint but I honestly don’t have a lick of talent.  But who cares, right??!!  It’s my hobby and I can do what I want.  So far I’ve illustrated a couple of things that I may share on here along with links to any tutorials I may have used.  We’ll see though.

But for right now, I’m going to bask in the thoughts of being (almost) finished with this knit project. 🙂