Monday, July 28, 2008

Needle Sizes

After trying several charity hat projects using size 5 needles, I've dropped down to size 3. Having knitted with tiny needles for many years, the larger stitches created by the size 5 just don't look right to my eyes.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Maggie drawing update

For now, this drawing of Maggie is finished. I'll need to live with it a few days before making a final decision.

7/27 - I've softened the fur on the right side of the drawing (top image).

Monday, July 21, 2008


I'm now giving Maggie a try and decided to attempt some fur, along with the eyes. This is still "in progress" as sometimes life gets in the way of having fun.


My attempts at Bria's eyes. The top one is a bit glamorous. The bottom photo looks more like her.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


In celebration of my 60th birthday last week, I bought myself a present - "Secrets to Realistic Drawing" by Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks (husband and wife forensic artists and teachers). My goal for my 60th year, is get back to drawing and, in particular, to draw my cats faces. Above are the eyes belonging to our now deceased cat, Pumpkin. For starters, perhaps I will do "eye" portraits. These are my very first eyes and my husband immediately knew that it was Pumpkin I was drawing.