2017

Status update: a star still shining at the kitchen window, fresh snow and freezing cold. Oh, and just some extra fairy lights.

While it’s pretty hard for me to be optimistic when it comes the political side of things for 2017, I feel determined not to fall into apathy and despair. And since I know I feel best when I’m being creative, I’ve made a little list of creative resolutions for myself.

Drawing along with Eileen in December was really fulfilling. Now committing to posting a finished drawing every day would not be realistic for me. However I think that every week might work, so I’ll try to follow the illustration friday prompts. This week’s topic is “talk”.

talk_bymarion

In my mind these gnomes were always intended to be made with cut paper collage, so here’s the first one (with messy glue stains, un-erased pencil lines and all!)

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create this year. I’m learning so much from all of you. Thanks for being around, and happy new year!

 

 

 

December Drawings #23 & 24

The prompts for December 23rd and 24th on Eileen’s advent calendar were “star” and “angel”.

snow angel colored pencil drawing by marion
I didn’t make it today for “nativity”, but Eileen did.
It was a great pleasure to take part in her advent challenge.
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate today, and snowy greetings to all!

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December Drawings #20 & 21

Well I thought I could do it, but I’m lagging behind!
Eileen, however, managed to paint lights, candles, elves, santa’s bag, Santa and Mrs Claus despite the overwhelming holiday frenzy. Wow!

Here are at least Santa, and Mrs Claus posing as Rosie The Riveter.

 

Only a couple of days left! If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow (hopefully)!

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December Drawings #15

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “pajamas“. Very fun one! As you can see, it brought back happy childhood memories of winter holidays. It was a great occasion to dress my gnomes in wintry tones for a change.

If you feel inspired to draw or paint along, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join. Tag your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #14

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “snow”. I wouldn’t mind if a snowflake fell on my nose this week!

Speaking of snow, there’s a lot of it on the lovely scene Eileen painted yesterday.

Anyone interested is welcome to join. Tag your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #11 #12 and #13

Help! I’m running late!

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “sleigh”. There was only time for a tiny sketch today, since before that I had to finish my drawings for the two previous prompts: “holly” and “mistletoe”. Phew!  🙂

Eileen has been more constant than I have: did you see her holly and mistletoe paintings?

Anyone interested is invited to join. Tag your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #10

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “gifts”. Let’s wrap ’em!

If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #9

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “reindeer”.

Speaking of reindeer, I saw some in a nearby field while driving today! I hope I’ll get a chance to snap a photo soon.

If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #8

Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “gingerbread”. I don’t know about you, but I’ll have my cookies with a cup of coffee.

I looked at photos to figure out where to put highlights and shadows on the coffee, and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. The shadows around the cookies, however, could be better.

If you feel inspired, Eileen is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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December Drawings #7

Where did the day go ? Today’s prompt on Eileen’s advent calendar is “train set”. I ran late and only had time to do a quick sketch. But I had fun doing so, which is the point after all!

I love the scene Eileen painted today. If you feel inspired, she is inviting anyone interested to join, tagging your posts with #adventmcr.

See you tomorrow!

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