Sunday, September 16, 2007


There are bonuses to waking very early in the morning. It means that I have time to squeeze in some drawing before the day hits and takes away my time. I work more developing the line drawing from yesterday and its coming along. Aside from that time this morning, my Sunday was shot in doing other things.

I have a new digital camera - a Canon PowerShot A560. Not an expensive camera ,but its increase in megapixels over the current camera makes a big difference in clarity for images. I also bought a couple of frames as I will need them in the coming weeks.

Before that I did some repairs in the rain to my mother's porch window. In its age, the glass was literally nearly falling out so I had to locate good old fashioned putty and points and reinstall that. The rest of the windows in the porch need refitting and I'll do that over the next couple of weeks. All the windows need replacing as they are very old and the frames themselves are rotting. I guess in a few years not many people will remember how to install glass in a window as everything is vinyl or aluminum and factory sealed.


Laurel Neustadter said...

The drawing is lovely. It is very delicate, which suits the subject well.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Laurel. I don't usually have a heavy hand in graphite, which is good and bad, depending on what I'm creating. It seems to work in this case.

Billie Crain said...

wonderful job on the portrait! i have yet to do a self portrait at any age. not sure why i'm putting that off.(?)

even though things are changing including windows i still think it's good to have these skills, Jeanette. i've also replaced glass windows, window screens, etc. you just never know when this knowledge will come in handy down the road...or now, in your case. lol

Jeanette said...

Thanks Billie. And yes, you must do a self portrait, its great fun.

I've developed many practical skills over the years, purely out of necessity and they do come in handy.

Robyn said...

Graphite is perfect for this lovely portrait. I remember when you were doing it in coloured pencil.