Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Drawing coming soon

Ok, back to work. I have started my first drawing post classes. I am doing a negative portrait of my daughter Shaquanda. I'll put it here as soon as I finish, so expect it sometime next week.

Wish me good luck, this may be an experiment in failure.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pic of holiday

Hello Everyone,

Back from a wonderful vacation visiting with most of my children. I got some wonderful ideas for some drawings. Hope I can make them look as good on paper as they do in my mind.

Won't bore you with my vacation pictures, well maybe with just one. Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend and a big Thank You to all the military out there who help to keep us safe.

Look Mom, no hands. :)


Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

No new pictures, just wanted to say I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day. I am off to visit my son up in the Fresno area of California. I am very excited, have not seen him in a while. We plan of movie watching, swimming, boating and just generally enjoying ourselves.

I hope you all have a fun filled weekend planned.

If anyone is interested in me doing a portrait of them or their kids, please let me know.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer bread begins

Good Morning,

Nothing new to put on this site today. My class if finished and I already miss it. Will start a new drawing tonight. If anyone has a special request of what they would like to see drawn, just respond to this post with a comment and I will see what I can come up with. If anyone would like a picture similar to the one of Alex as small child and then as he is now, I would like the challenge of drawing more portraits, so just let me know and we can work it out.Also if anyone would like a portrait of themselves as a gift for a family member, or just cause they would like one, I would love to accept the challenge.

I am traveling to the Fresno CA area for the memorial day weekend, so doubt there will be any posts, but it is possible there will be. Be sure to check back and check out the fun we plan on having.

Take Care!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Final Project

Okay, For those of you have been waiting, here it is. My final two drawings for the class. They had to look like they belonged together, but could also stand on their own. Let me know if I came close to meeting the criteria.
I've also posted these on the abstract page in a larger size if you want to see them better.



Friday, May 18, 2012


So I decided to venture into fantasy. I like, hope you do too. CK

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sledge Hammer?

Hello world,

So today I went online to an office supply store....starts with "S". I was looking for the forms to do my last will and testament. Not that I'm expecting to die, but thought I should look into getting it done, it's time. Anyway I typed "last will" into their search engine and  a double headed sledge hammer came up as the result. I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair. What are they trying to tell me.....if you need help dying here is a suggestion????. I can not see how a sledge hammer is in anyway related to "last will". I decided to see what they would say, so did that online chat thing....the person finally came and ask me what I needed. I told them what I was looking for and the result that I would have thought they would have apologised or made some comment, but noooo, they just came back with the number of what I was looking for. I guess that kind of result must be normal.  Well maybe it is just me, but I sure found that funny!

Maybe I am just going mad after all the hours I'm putting in to get my final project done. Final project is going slow. Maybe I reach for more that I am capable of doing.....I walked around the classroom Tuesday night and looked at what everyone else was doing and mine was a lot more detailed and complicated. I felt since this was the final and worth 200 points then it should be the most detailed, drawing, showing all we have learned. Guess I was the only one who thought that. I have spent about 10 hours working on it so far and am about half done with the first drawing and we have to do two. I chose the easiest one to do first. Guess you know what I will be doing in all my free time til next Tuesday..... Gosh I hope these turn out good.....

Take care,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Still working on final

Hello Everybody,

I'm still working on my final, so no new drawings. I did decide to move my Teddy the tennis ball drawings to their own page. Once school is over and I have time to choose what I want to draw, I think Teddy will be getting up to more trouble.

Check back to see what kind of trouble he gets into. I have three sons and just using thier life experiences for reference I can come up with all kinds trouble.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Good Morning Everyone

Good Morning Everyone,
No new drawing today. I had to turn in my last drawing that showed motion last night in class and forgot to take a picture of it. Will post after I get it back. It turned out pretty well.

Class is winding down. Time to start work on my final project. Thanks to those of you who gave me suggestions. I considered them and even drew up sketches, but in the long run I went with the theme of time. Time is something that goes by fast for some and slow for others, but always keeps moving. 

My first drawing will be of an hourglass with sand falling, with the sand in the top glass will be a portrait of my youngest son when he was a baby, in the bottom a more recent one. I drew a sketch of it to turn in for approval from my art teacher and my youngest son saw it. Wanted to know who that black boy was in my drawing. I told him it was him and he said if I couldn't draw him any better than that then to use somebody else. Guess I better do a better job in the full drawing.

My second drawing has to look like it belongs with the first when hung next to it, but also has to look good as a drawing all by itself, will be of many of the ways we measure time. Such as the sun, sundial, hourglass, watch and clocks. In the background of both there will be a calendar. I hope it turns out well.

Well I had better get back to work. Thanks for reading my blog. Check back soon for new drawings.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Group project

Okay here it is. The collaborative work that our group did. Mine is the one on the bottom right. We won the prize for the best in our class. I was happy to win, but kinda felt guilty cause the prize was 15 points added to your grade. The one that came in last were the students who could have used those points.

The one on the top right was a real group drawing. The person who was supposed to bring it in done was in an accident which cut his hands all up and he couldn't do it, so when he got to class the other three of us pitched in and did it for him as quickly as we could. Turned out pretty good for a rush job.

The class will be over in two weeks. I will miss it, but hope to continue drawing on my own. I will be glad not to have to rush to meet deadlines.

Love to all, CK

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Good Morning World,
(I'm thinking positive). ;)  I have added a couple of drawing to my abstract page be sure to check them out. I still don't get abstracts or sculptures made of trash, but I must say I do like looking at the drawing I call tangled. It is part of a group project we had to do. Four us formed a group and decided what we were going to do and how it was to look, then took it home and worked on our fourth of it. Tonight we will go back to class and put our four drawings together to hopefully form one large drawing that looks like it was made by one person. That is a challenge I will post a picture of the four drawings together tomorrow. For now here is my fourth of the drawing. Hope you like. CK

Monday, May 7, 2012

New drawings-coming soon

Hi Everybody,
So some of you have contacted me on facebook to tell me that you have looked at my blog, but it wouldn't let you make a comment. I don't know why that is, but I thank you for trying. Nicholas your comment did make it through to me. Thanks everybody. It makes it a little nicer if I know I am not just writing to myself. I have been working on a couple of projects at once and will be getting a new drawing posted soon. The semester is coming to a close so will be busy with the final project so may go a few days without posting anything. I finished a group project this weekend, will post after I get it together with the other three parts to take the picture. Four of us got together and drew a drawing that when placed together should look like one large drawing.....will see how it works out.
Have a great day!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Abstract I actually like

Started a new project Tuesday night. I actually like this abstract. It calls to me to make more. There needs to be an before picture and an after picture, so may be more coming in this series.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Student Art Show

So as many of you know, I entered my "Monemt in Time" charcoal in the student art show. Well I went in and looked at the show yesterday and found out they were giving out ribbons. I didn't get one. Guess it wasn't as good as I thought. Oh Well, since I didn't know they were gonna give out ribbons I guess it shouldn't bother me that I didn't get one.

To be honest I was disapointed!! Robbie helped cheer me up by saying the only reason I didn't get one was because I didn't belong to the right art clique at school. Maybe us art students taking classes at night after a long day of work are expected to be better than the students right out of high school, so should be held to a higher standard.... Now I sound bitter.... I guess it is like my son Richard artist is famous until after they die.... Somehow I don't think I will be famous even then, but I enjoy drawing so will continue to sit up late, work at lunch and after work and of course all weekend, finishing projects that are due.

I posted my last project....don't bother to look at it....even I don't like it...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

Happy May Day! Am I showing my age knowing that this is May Day? Seems the whole world has let this holiday slip away...

I'd say hi all, but apparently I am just about the only one reading my posts. No one had any suggestions on what I should draw. Guess I will have to figure it out on my own. Since you did not have any imput, you can't complain if you don't like what I choose. I'm thinking maybe a jungle waterfall over several levels with some small flowers at the bottom for my first drawing and then a close-up of the flower for my second drawing. Batting a couple of ideas around. I could do the whole thing in color, or I could do the whole thing in charcoal with just the flowers in color. It would make them pop.  hmmmm decisions decisions.....

If anybody besides me is reading this, feel free to comment.