Monday, June 30, 2014

Wildwood Picnic

We met up with some friends for a picnic at Wildwood Park in Puyallup. Myron and Sandi were in our ward at BYU (lo these many moons ago). They have four kids now!

Kate finds some friends.

This little guy was checking us out.

Sandi and baby Amelia (super cute!)

Kate, on big tree. The kids like to walk the whole length.

The stream is fun to play in! (A little messy.)  We had a fun time, and came home and got the kids cleaned up.  Wheee!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Two Pencil Portraits

I just finished these up for my friend Dawn. She wanted them done for her parents' wedding anniversary (which is, coincidentally, also my parents' anniversary--we figured out that they were married on the same day and probably very near the same hour.)

I've been busy with all the bathroom stuff, and then had to shift gears and focus on drawing for a while. It was a bit hectic but a good break. (What's that saying? A change is as good as a rest?) I did these on Canson art board, which I'd never used before but probably will again. 

In progress! This kind of hair is complicated and fiddly--it does take a while, but it's kind of fun to do.

I need a better pencil sharpener!