Friday, December 3, 2010

Share Time....

I ran into an old and very dear, dear friend this morning while out walking.  We shared current family updates and this and that.  We then started to talk about our passions and creative pursuits (he's a master carpenter and teaches those skills at one of our local colleges).   I told him about my rug hooking and current desire to draw and use pastels.  He told me about how he's finally following a dream of his which is to play the electric guitar.  We discovered that we're both at "that certain age" where the old bucket list comes into play.  He told me that he just wants to know he can play the electric guitar well enough to feel good about it.... to have accomplished a goal that's always been on the back burner while it's still realistic to do so.  I told him it's the same with my drawing.  I don't have any aspirations to become good enough to show, sell, or gift... just to feel good about it.  Drawing is so much fun, and it gives me such a sense of accomplishment, more than anything else I've done in some time.  I guess my blog is where I feel comfortable enough to put things I do out there for you guys to see and share a little about where I'm at right now.  So, that being said, here's my latest pastel!
This pastel has been great fun, but also a challenge for me. The piece is somewhat large, about 12"x12".  I love owls, as we have several that grace our treetops regularly.  I think this may be my Christmas card this year.

Below is my latest pencil drawing of our little Iris....
Another challenge, but I learned a lot about shading and light.  Also the use of my various pencils.
Of course I'm still hooking, and once again (oh dear, I just love making these) knitting socks...
I adore this sweet little turquoise stripe..... didn't think I'd be knitting more socks, but I couldn't resist these colors!  Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
dulcy

19 comments:

SUE said...

Dulcy - you are good! You can certainly cross that off your bucket list. Beautiful work! SUE

Orange Sink said...

Dulcy Dulcy! You are WAAAAY too modest! Your drawing is awesome! The owl looks like a photogragh! The black and white of the kitty is wonderful! I predict you will be published somewhere with your art in addition to your blog! Lucky us (your blog readers) for getting to lay eyes on it first!
Cathy g

TamboinMO said...

Dulcy,
Those are incredible! You should TOTALLY use the owl as your Christmas card!

Amy McPheeters said...

Dulcy!!! When I saw this post pop up I could see a glimpse of the owl and I immediately assumed it was a photo from your yard!!! It is amazing!!! I see I'm using lots of exclamation points!!! I hope you can tell how much I like it. I think you are being bit humble when you speak of your art skills my dear...

And Iris... so cute and a lovely drawing too! Love the turquoise yarn. You're having a good day aren't you!

Michele said...

Wow, what talent, Dulcy! The owl is beautiful, as is the cat. I am blown away. And the socks are very pretty.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Dulcy!
I love your owl...I'd buy it!
It's amazing; you captured
his spirit as well as his
beautiful form and feathers!
I love the creativity
that flows from you.
-Jennifer

Julia said...

Dulcy, your bucket runneth over with talent. I'm in awe of your ability to draw with pastels. The owl and the pussy cat looks so real, a real feast for the eyes. And you ARE too modest with your talents. Best of luck wherever this takes you Dulcy. JB

summersundays-jw said...

Your drawings are wonderful. You are just so artistic -- it's just in your genes. I wondered if your mom saw your drawings. Ha ve a great weekend. Jan

Kathryn Glover said...

Dulcy- I love your pastel owl.... and pastels are hard to do. Drawing is my way to touch and be connected with everything I see. Read Frederick Franck THE ZEN OF SEEING. And read ART AND FEAR. Being creative is such a gift but a necessity in touching base with your soul. I love your hooked rugs and bags. It looks to me that you draw everyday!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Dulcy ~ can you take one more compliment? Your owl absolutely looks like a perfect, clear photograph! You must have artistic talents oooooozing from your pores!! Both are beautiful! Good for you for tackling one more thing on the to-do/bucket list!! I want to be an actress ~ too late, me thinks!

katie said...

Beautiful, beautiful art Dulcy.
What a joy to be able to draw. You bring enjoyment to others.
Your socks are wonderful, that yarn is beautiful.
Incredible talent.

dulcy said...

Thanks you friends for such nice comments. I'm humbled by how sweet your guys are to check in on a regular basis and the lovely things you have to say. All of you are such creative gals, and it's so inspiring for me to be able to take little peeks into your worlds. I'll be by soon (if I haven't already) to tell you in person (blog person, that is)
xo
dulcy

Nancy said...

Dulcy, I was blown away when I saw the kitty and the owl.....oh my gosh, what talent you have and in so many areas.....You are one talented lady....how do you choose what you will do with so many options......

Hugs and blessings

Tina Eudora said...

Dulcy your artwork is fabulous and yes you could definitely sell your work if you wanted to! Wow!
The owl is spectacular and I love your sweet little kitty, again all I can say is Wow!
One thing I can tell you about art....you must have healthy dose confidence and don't be too modest. Your work is very, very good!
Tina xo

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Can you hear me clapping for you ~ you are a true inspiration and I love you to pieces. Your owl is so life like that I felt he would fly right off your blog page! Love them all and you most of all!
PS ~ I am home today with cold crude, I sure hope that you are healthy! XO

Kathryn Glover said...

So Dulcy, What did you draw today? My visiting family leaves tomorrow, so it's back to work/play for me! Are you still working with the pastels? Pastel over gouache is a lot of fun. I love my pastels and to arrange them all with such beautiful color. But I just freeze up when it comes to the doing part. I have a huge blackboard in my kitchen and my entire dining room/porch is painted black for drawing. Time to begin that winter scene.

Sissy said...

You are too modest. The pastels are very good. I see selling success in your future. I wish I could work with paper and its companions. Again, yours are great.

art spirit said...

Wow! Love your pastel owl, kitty and everything!!! And you knit socks, too! I'm in awe! And love the hooked clutches of course! Happy Holidays from the West Coast!

Relyn said...

I don't know why exactly, but this made me think of what you told me just before I turned 40. You said, "Oh, Relyn. Don't worry about it. Life just gets better and better." You prove that. Every day. I love you, my friend. I miss you.