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Every Day in May update of my sketches

Day 9. Something with an interesting label...I chose a bottle of rum I've saved for many years because I love the label ( and also the rum). 

Day 10. Something you can turn on/off...I love to bake. My hand held blender should be used less often. We never go without baked goods in my house. I am experimenting using a nib pen and ink, without drawing first.

Day 11. A hat, cap or other headgear...I collect caps. This is my favorite and I love the added bonus of a bear wearing his hat too! I painted the shape first with watercolor, then added the ink. No pencil, still enjoying the ink and nib pen technique.

Day 12. Some stairs or steps...I can't survive without this step ladder. I wish I were a little taller, this helps me a lot around the house. Ink and nib pen, no pencil.

Day 16. Ingredients for a favorite marriage is still alive thanks to this recipe (21 years ...). It is a family favorite! I returned to my tried and true watercolor.

Days 13 through 15-I will hopefully have them next time. I got behind and missed a few days.

This week I won a most beautiful card from my dear friend Laura Leeder. I never receive nice things in the mail anymore, only bills ... one can imagine how special this feels! She is as lovely as her artwork, please pay her a visit!

Thank you for the support and patience with all this back log of sketches! 
Have a wonderful week!


  1. Seem like you got the hang of the fountain pen and ink right away. Lovely!

    1. It's very forgiving but I have been practicing. Thank you Carol!

  2. I'm glad you are posting these here too. With the multitude of posts on the EDM FB page, I often don't get to notice when you post...after a while they become a blur, especially when some appear more than once. You nailed the color of the rum bottle and the highlights on the glass! Great job on the cap too!

    1. It is confusing, so many people joining in to sketch. I love it!
      Thank you Joan!

  3. Love your observational work and especially the great work on that bottle.

  4. Dear Celia-am so enjoying each of your sketches. You are doing a fine job with using that nib pen. It really adds just the right amount of detail. Enjoy your day. Hugs!

    1. I appreciate your support Debbie, thank you! Hugs to you too!

  5. These are excellent sketches, Celia. I love the bottle of rum!

    1. Thank you so much Hilda! Your words really mean a lot to me!

  6. A lovely post with so many beautiful works , love that rum bottle .. :-) Have a nice day Celia.

  7. All wonderful Celia, have been off the air for a bit so trying to catch up

    1. Thanks Lorraine! You have been missed, welcome back!

  8. All of these are great, but of all things, I keep going back to the mixer. I think you did an amazing job on the beaters - they look as if they are moving.

  9. Bonjour Célia,
    Ils sont tous très beau tes croquis ♥

    Je t'embrasse et bonne jorunée


  10. Those are lovely sketches but I like the colorful ingredients for your spaghetti recipe. I also love to sketch and I am envious that you can do it everyday. Thanks for sharing those sketches.


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