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A Sketch a Day


17. Something used for measuring.
Took me a while, did it without a ruler! LOL





18. Lipstick/lip gloss.
Something I never use and should throw away.




Day 19. A Cupcake.



 
Day 20. Your Wallet
 My always empty wallet.



Day 21. The Spot You Regularly Sit to Read.
My little corner of the house where I find peace and quiet. Love to read before falling asleep. If a book manages to keep me awake, it's got to be good! Any  suggestions for summer reading welcome.

22. Something That Hangs From a Wall in Your Home
This is my utensils' rack, it hangs above my cooking range.


Thank you for your support! Wish me luck, I am off to find an interesting detail of a building...
  
Have a wonderful weekend!

Comments

  1. Great sketches, Celia!
    Congratulations for participating in the Everyday matters in May!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment and encouragement, Martine!

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  2. C'est très beau et comme tes filles, j'aurais eu bien de la misère à choisir (◔‿◔)♥

    Bisous et bon week end

    Manon

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    1. Thank you Manon, I appreciate your support! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Love the sketches for EDM. My favorites are the bed and the lipstick. You did such a good job on the shine on the case. I'm looking for interesting detail on a building too. lol

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    1. Thank you Joan, it helps me to be in this with you!

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  4. You are coming up with some great ideas and creating these little sketches so well Celia

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    1. It really means a lot to hear that! Thank you Lorraine!

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  5. Bravo pour ces petits objets du quotidien, peints avec talent !
    Bisous Celia :)

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  6. Hi Celia, Sorry to be so absent from your blog these days!
    I LOVE the lipstick - you are developing some fabulous styles in your May challenge. REALLY love the beaters that you did with your nib pen - wonderful style! So fresh. So many great sketches and paintings since my last visit! Love the picture of your girls making their big decisions!
    My husband is in Italy at the moment!

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    1. No need to apologize ,Wendy, I am happy you visit when you can! This is proving to be a wonderful exercise for me. What a shame you couldn't travel with him! I would love to meet you in person. I hope all is well, a big hug!

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  7. Wonderful sketches Celia. I love how you captured the reflections in the lipstick...excellent work and of course I would be standing next to your beautiful girls making that difficult decision if I was there!! Lol

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Hilda! Have a great day!

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  8. `They are all great, Celia! I love the ruler, what a great painting!

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    1. Thank you so much ,Judy! I put a lot of time into the ruler,means a lot that you noticed!

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  9. A lot of fun sketches that show your great versatility. The first one done without a ruler is super ! Have a nice week. xx

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    1. Thank you Jane, your are always so supportive! It is rather tiring to keep up with this challenge, looking forward to being finished.

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  10. Great to see you are still sketching away for EDM Celia. Great sketches. I got as far as Day 10 and I am surprised I got that far. lol. It is a big commitment so good for you that you are still going. xx

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    1. You are still sketching which is what counts! I really enjoyed your travel sketches! Thanks for stopping by to leave me such a nice comment! xx

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  11. Bonne semaine Célia ❤

    Bisous

    Manon

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    1. Thank you Manon, a big hug to you! I hope the rabbit is still visiting, how cute he is!

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  12. Bonne semaine Célia ❤

    Bisous

    Manon

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  13. Dear Celia-your sketches are super. You are almost at the end of this challenge. What a great achievement. The cupcake looks delicious. Red velvet sounds scrumptious. Assume you painted this before eating it lol! Thanks for sharing. Hope to see your remainder sketches soon.

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    1. I painted from a reference photo, better not from life when it comes to cupcakes! Thank you so much for your encouragement, Debbie! It really helps! A big hug to you!

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  14. Molto bello il metro....bellino il concetto ma piu' bello il disegno stesso. Libero e con un gran impatto visivo. Complimenti.

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  15. Terrific sketches and I love your choices. The everyday object becomes a work f art under your magic touch.

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    1. Thank you ,Julie, you know just what to say to make me feel better! Have a wonderful day!!

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  16. Terrific sketches and I love your choices. The everyday object becomes a work f art under your magic touch.

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  17. Lovely sketches. I admire you for doing those everyday sketches, and I like your choice of everyday subject to be sketched. Good luck with the remaining days of your sketching activity.

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  18. I enjoy these delightful little art snippets of your life Celia! This take a lot of discipline and what a great way to continue to develop your skills. Well done!

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  19. Hi Celia! You've had a fabulous week full of interesting sketches. Hope you find some inspiration for that last stretch. Happy weekend, xx

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  20. Un petit coucou pour te souhaiter un beau week end

    ⊱✿ Bisous ✿⊰

    Manon

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  21. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Quelle rigueur avec un dessin par jour ! Il ne doit pas être évident de tenir le rythme, donc Bravo !
    Les sujets sont variés et je trouve que c'est un excellent exercice d'observation et une belle manière que de délier le poignet. Après tout le pianiste ne fait-il pas ses gammes tous les jours ?!...
    Bien que tu dis ne jamais vouloir en mettre, le tube de rouge à lèvre est génial tout comme ce gâteau qui me fait fondre de désir... et ton petit endroit préféré... enfin je les aime tous !
    Tu as l'air d'avoir deux jolies grandes filles !

    Gros bisous ♡

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  22. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Quelle rigueur avec un dessin par jour ! Il ne doit pas être évident de tenir le rythme, donc Bravo !
    Les sujets sont variés et je trouve que c'est un excellent exercice d'observation et une belle manière que de délier le poignet. Après tout le pianiste ne fait-il pas ses gammes tous les jours ?!...
    Bien que tu dis ne jamais vouloir en mettre, le tube de rouge à lèvre est génial tout comme ce gâteau qui me fait fondre de désir... et ton petit endroit préféré... enfin je les aime tous !
    Tu as l'air d'avoir deux jolies grandes filles !

    Gros bisous ♡

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  23. Congratulations on your discipline, Celia. I keep telling myself that I will sketch more...but I never do. Thank you for the example and the inspiration.

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