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Sketching Every Day in May


1. A FAVORITE FOOD

I have been very bad about blogging as of late, I wanted to share this sooner. I signed on for a drawing challenge for the month of May. Everyday we have a theme to work on in our sketchbooks and we share our work on a group board on Facebook or Flickr. It is a lot of fun because you are pushed to sketch something you normally would not otherwise do. I also love the sense of community: seeing what other people come up with is a great inspiration.

2. A NEARBY TREE



3. CURTAINS
4.BOTTLE OF HERBS OR SPICE

5.SOMETHING HOT
8.SOMETHING WITH A HANDLE

I would like to wish all 's a wonderful Mother's Day!

Comments

  1. Happy Mother's Day, Celia! It is good to see your sketches for EDM here too. There are so many posts on the FB page each day that often I can't find the ones by people I actually know. lol It is always a fun challenge to be a part of. You did a great job on the expresso pot with all the triangular shapes on the top. I don't drink expresso but always wanted to have a pot to use in paintings and sketches. lol Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Joan! I'm so happy to be doing this challenge along with you! I always start out thinking it's not going to take me that long to sketch but then yes it did drive me crazy trying to draw the little triangular shapes.

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  2. C'est très jolis Célia, tu as beaucoup de talents!

    Bisous et bonne fête des mamans

    Manon

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    1. Thank you Manon! I appreciate your good wishes and hope you had a wonderful Mother's day as well, a big hug to you!

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  3. I am enjoying the challenge too Celia and glad that there are familiar blogging friends in the Group like yourself. It is fun seeing what everyone creates everyday with the same prompt. Your sketches are all lovely especially the coffee pot. It brings back lovely memories of Italy. Happy sketching.

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    1. Thank you Laura! It is a large group isn't it and I'm happy we are in this together!

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  4. You have been so busy ! Love the bottle of herbs and spice and the Mocca . I do like asparagus too, but I hate cleaning them, so I eat them too rarely :-( Wish you a great week !

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  5. Hi Celia! I'm sure you're pretty busy with your May challenge but, as yu said it's a great way to learn also. Nice drawings! Good luck to you, hope you have a happy time! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Helen, it is fun and motivating. A big hug to you as well!

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  6. Celia - each sketch is delightful. This is a great challenge and would certainly be fun. So glad you shared. Will be looking forward to seeing more soon. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! It's never too late to join in, I think you would love it!

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  7. Hello Celia;
    Very good your work, are spontaneous and have the freshness and ease of technique.
    Congratulations.
    Best regards.

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    1. Thank you Jose, it is a beautiful compliment! I really appreciate your visit to my blog!

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  8. Beautiful Celia! I hope you can do the whole month. I only did 10...

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment and visit, Sherry! I am having a difficult time keeping up but I hope to finish. It is a fun challenge.

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  9. Wow, these are wonderful Celia! Makes me wish I had done the challenge. love to you<Diana

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    1. It's never too late Diana, there are people who just started. Thank you for your nice comment and visit!

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  10. I love all of these sketches Celia! Perfect practice and challenge!

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    1. It is a wonderful exercise, has me thinking all day about the topics. Thank you for commenting, Hilda! A big hug to you!

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  11. Your talent for sketching is a joy to see. The bottle of herbs with measuring spoon is extra special. Every day in May is a fabulous inspiration for your art.

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  12. Thank you Julie, I love hearing which one is your favorite! It is a great way to push myself out of my usual subject matter comfort zone!

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