I drew this because it was on the list. Fear it... respect it.... I actually feel a little sad for the poor black widow spider. I have seen a few on our property and have immediately gotten rid of it. I can see no good reason to allow it to live and multiply.
Fatalities caused by bites from Black Widows are rare, but do cause swelling and discomfort and a physicians treatment is highly recommended since a certain segment of the population is more susceptible to the venom than others.
(For Mrs. Henry Mills Alden) I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
I did not realize it at the time, but the years that I spent growing up in an old Victorian home had a tremendous impact on the way I see design. Even the door knobs in our old house were works of art! I created this door knob art using some of the design elements from our old house.
Just in case you would like to do your own (EDM) drawings, this is the list I am following.
1 - Draw a shoe 2 - Draw a desk lamp or other lamp 3 - Purses, Wallets or Bags 4 - Draw your mug or cup 5 - Draw your bed 6 - Draw your favorite well-loved object ... or a childhood toy 7 - Draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen 8 - Draw your watch or other piece of jewelry 9 - Draw a bit of "organized chaos" - your messy desk, your table stacked with books, etc. 10 - Draw your hand or hands (or someone elses if you like) 11 - Draw your glasses or sunglasses 12 - Draw what you ate for dinner 13 - Draw your telephone (land line, cell, old-fashioned?) 14 - Draw what you see in the morning when you get up 15 - Draw a tree or trees, leaves or branches 16 - Draw a favorite tool 17 - Draw a musical instrument 18 - Draw the view from a window of your house, apartment, office, etc. 19 - Draw something you've made 20 - Draw something "Dad" - in honor of Fathers Day 21 - Draw something old, antique or vintage 22 - Draw a piece of clothing 23 - Draw your foot 24 - Draw a piece of fruit 25 - Draw a glass (the kind you drink from) 26 - Draw anything you like. If you want to draw a vegetable, that's fine, too. 27 - Draw a book or anything else you want. 28 - Draw an appliance or anything else you like. 29 - Draw something architectural or anything else. 30 - Draw a chair or anything else you feel like. 31 - Draw something you collect 32 - Draw something metallic 33- Draw an eye 34 - Draw a fall leaf 35 - Draw a bicycle or a part of one 36 - Draw out in public 37 - Draw some keys 38 - Draw something related to Halloween, All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints, etc. 38 - month long challenge until end of November 2005 - draw at a museum 39 - Draw your toothbrush 40 - Draw something with folds 41 - Draw a landmark of your city 42 - Draw something you are thankful for 43 - Draw something china or ceramic 44 - Draw an animal - a pet, a zoo animal, a stuffed one ... 45 - Draw your medicine cabinet (the inside of it) 46 - Draw something holiday themed (Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, winter solstice) 47 - Draw a challenge from the past year 1-46 that you didn't try before 48 - Draw something that represents your new year's goal or resolution 49 - Draw your refrigerator interior (and contents) or exterior (and what's on the door) 50 - Draw your home's entryway and journal your thoughts and feelings about "homecoming." 51 - Draw your TV and favorite show playing. Journal about why you like that show etc. 52 - Draw a dog (yours or a friends or anyone's) and journal about your dog relationships. 53 - Draw a mouth and journal about speaking out or holding one's tongue ... 54 - Draw someone or something you love - and journal about it. 55 - Draw a doorknob, plain or fancy 56 - Draw a self portrait 57 - Draw a picture frame and the picture in it. Write about why it's special to you. 58 - Draw a hat, cap or other headgear. is it sentimental? Write about it. 59 - Draw a sign or spring (or fall if you live in the southern hemisphere.) 60 - Draw an automobile or a part of one 61 - Draw a grouping of 2 or more of similar objects 62 - Draw a previous challenge in a different medium than you usually use. 63 - Go on a nature walk, pick up items, draw what you find 64 - Draw your sink - at home, work or wherever 65 - Draw your nose, a friend's or a strangers. Or a pet's. 66 - Draw a fire hydrant and make a journal entry about fire fighters 67 - Draw something Mom - your mother, something that reminds you of motherhood. Journal, too. 68 - Draw your computer 69 - Draw a beverage and write a little about it. 70 - Draw what you're afraid of. Write about it, if you dare. 71 - Draw something representing your favorite sport. 72 - Draw somewhere new. Go somewhere new to you and draw what you find. Write about it, too. 73 - Draw a mailbox and write about the most important piece of real world mail you've ever received(not email - snail mail.) 74 - Draw some clouds and write about them 75 - Draw the ingredients and/or process of a favorite recipe - and journal about it. 76 - Draw some flowers (or colorful showy foliage if you're in the S. hemisphere and don't find flowers in bloom.) 77 - Draw something cold or cool. Chill, people. 78 - Draw a souvenir of a place you've been. journal a bit about your memories of the place. 79 - Draw an ear, or two or three or more 80 - Draw something that makes you happy, and write about it, too. 81 - Draw a streetlight 82 - Draw your artspace - drawing board, desk, studio, table - draw where you create. 83 - Draw a nearby body of water - ocean, lake, pond, river 84 - Draw some bread and write about it if you like. 85 - Draw a store in your neighborhood - inside, outside or both. 86 - Draw a traffic sign 87 - Draw your lunch and journal about it. 88 - Draw something breezy - something that blows in the wind - a flag, leaves, your choice... 89 - Draw a button or buttons 90 - Draw something with wings 91 - Draw an apple 92 - Draw a brown paper bag 93 - Draw an egg carton, with or without eggs in it. 94 - Draw a spoon and journal a little about it 95 - Draw a holiday card 96 - Draw something sweet 97 - Draw a present you have received. Why is it special? 98 - Free choice. Draw anything you like. We're all busy before the holidays. 99 - Draw something that represents a new years resolution of yours 100 - Draw or paint a landscape 101 - Draw a bar of soap 102 - Draw a power plug 103 - Draw some exercise equipment you use. 104 - Draw some salt and pepper shakers 105 - Draw some scissors 106 - Draw something tart or sour 107 - Draw how you get your news 108 - Draw a light bulb or several 109 - Draw a clock you have around the house 110 - Draw something with a flame or flames 111- Draw a bowl 112 - Draw something fresh 113 - Draw a fence and write about fences in your life 114 - Draw something ugly that you love and keep for sentimental reasons. 115 - Draw a shopping cart or basket 116 - Draw something green 117 - Draw something round 118 - Draw hair or something with hair 119 - Draw some rocks 120 - Draw a flashlight 121 - Draw some coins and journal about youthful memories regarding coins 122 - Draw something that includes shade as a part of the picture. 123 - Draw a bell 124 - Draw something yellow 125 - Draw a bird or birds 126 - Draw a sponge 127 - Draw a skyscape 128 - Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another 129 - Draw people doing something 130 - Draw some school supplies. 131 - Draw a spray bottle 132 - Draw a chain 133 - Draw a peach 134 - Draw a familiar person place or thing, but from an unusual angle 135 - Draw a salad 136 - Draw something that's alive 137 - Draw something you can turn on or off 138 - Draw something soft 139 - Draw something with a handle 140 - Draw an envelope 141 - Draw something with bristles 142 - Draw something hot 143 - Draw an herb or spice 144 - Draw something square 145 - Draw a fall tree 146 - Draw a favorite food 147 - Draw or paint something made of wood 148 - Draw or paint something soothing 149 - Draw a broom 150 - Draw a candle or candles 151 - Free choice 152 - Draw a nut 153 - Draw something in a plastic wrapper 154 - Draw or paint a lemon and journal about lemon memories 155 - Draw some steps 156 - Draw a sandwich 157 - Draw a towel 158 - Draw a kernel of popped popcorn 159 - Draw a favorite cooking tool 160 - Draw a trophy 161 - Draw something you think smells wonderful 162 - Draw your breakfast 163 - Draw a deck of cards 164 - Draw a camera 165 - Draw the front of your house, apartment bldg., condo, dorm, townhouse 166 - Draw a fish 167 - Draw something that needs fixing 168 - Draw your daily newspaper 169 - Draw a piece of cake 170 - Draw a zipper 171 - Draw some ice cream 172 - Draw something that sparkles 173 - Draw something from memory 174 - Draw a bridge 175 - Draw a basket and what it holds 176- Draw something summer 177- Draw a flag 178 - Draw something red 179- Draw an onion 180 - Draw something in your favorite color 181 - Draw a trash or garbage can. 182 - Draw a truck 183 - Draw something dangerous 184 - Draw a park bench or other outside bench 185 - Draw a cat 186 - Draw something you've always wanted 187 - Draw a fan 188 Draw a peanut in or out of the shell 189 - Draw a shaver or razor 190 - Draw your palette or selection of colors 191 - Draw some paper money 192 - Draw something that floats 193 - Draw a closeup part of something 194 - Draw a baked potato 195 - Draw a fork 196 - Draw a rope 197 - Draw a remote 198 - Draw some noodles 199 - Draw a toe 200 - Draw something lucky
It's been amazing to me to witness the rise of the telephone. I would have never been able to guess that the phone/cell phone would have such a dominant place in our lives in today's culture. I admit that I am not a huge fan of the phone. I would still rather talk to someone in person if at all possible. Still, phones are pretty cool to draw.
This is a 1960 safety razor I purchased on Ebay. I was pretty excited about getting and maybe a little nervous about nicking and cutting my face with this OLD technology razor. It was not so bad. I have yet to seriously injure myself and the cost of the blades are a lot less than buying blades for the newer quad blade gimmicky razors of today.
67 - Draw something Mom - your mother, something that reminds you of motherhood. Journal, too.
My mom is an incredible inspiration in my life. She is ALWAYS making sure that others are OK and has always shown me what it means to live a life of love and to serve others. Her love and kindness will forever guide my way of thinking and be a part of who I am.
Keys are pretty important on my list of every day items. This particular set of keys is especially important to me - at least the key fob that is holding the keys. My sister Rox gave this to me as a gift. She bought this in Ireland in 2001. Rox passed away from cancer in Dec 2008.
At different points in his presidency, Truman earned both the highest and the lowest public approval ratings that had ever been recorded.Despite negative public opinion during his term in office, popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency became more positive after his retirement from politics and the publication of Truman's memoirs. Truman's legendary upset victory in 1948 over Thomas E. Dewey is routinely invoked by underdog presidential candidates. Truman has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.
Here's another pen and ink from 1983 in Greenville, SC. I was 22 years old and sketching every day for a few dollars. It was like boot camp for artists. It was very difficult to make ends meet, but I would not trade the experience for any other.
I was 16 years old when I painted this scene for my 9th grade biology class. I was obviously influenced by some of the songs of the day. Remember the lyrics to this Joni Mitchell song? " They paved paradise and put up a parking lot...."
I try hard to get a sketch in every evening. Last night was a little more difficult than usual. We had no electricity in our house, so I sketched the blue lantern I used to light the kitchen while I listened to my battery-powered radio.