Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sketchy Sunday: "Music" and "In the Kitchen"

Joining the Artsy Ants again for Sketchy Sunday

We missed last week, so here's a couple of sketches from "In the Kitchen".

I've always avoided technical drawing, so this was a good challenge for me. I picked the mixer, because I thought the beaters would be the most challenging thing to sketch.

My 9-year-old drew the refrigerator, the oven and a cupboard, but put them in a made-up constellation. He's never drawn these things before to my knowledge, so it was a good challenge for him as well.

This week's theme was music, so I drew a fantasy pictured inspired by an illustration of children dancing. I then looked up images of people playing the flute to get the arm position right. And I added metallic gel pen ink to spruce it up a bit.

Thanks, Simona and Sylvia, for coming up with unusual themes!


  1. Great sketches, Sheila! The dancers are really cute. And your son's kitchen sketch is well done, so is your mixer. Looking forward to your "phone" sketches :)

  2. awesome sketches! i especially like the mixer and the little dancers of course! they remind me of me and my sister :)

  3. hi sheila,

    I didn't find an email or what have you listed, but I did want to let you know that Gracie said to me this afternoon --"I'm glad that you're the kind of mom who asks how I'm liking the church we go to."

    And I instantly thought about you and all of your words of wisdom about taking children's spirituality seriously. I used this as an opportunity to say explicitly to her that all people have a relationship with God, not just grown ups. So, thanks for all of your thoughtfulness on this topic (:

    Mama, youknowwhatmama

    1. You're welcome! And thanks for all of your feedback and observations as well.