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Snippet Sunday

While I predicted this past week would be a wash on the creative front, I secretly hoped it would not be so.  I even took the time before our trip to download a scad of reference photos to my hard drive so I could work on my children's book illustrations.  'Twas not to be, though; I only managed one sketching session with Sprout while Junebug napped on our second to last day.

This is a view of a succession of terraces at our hotel as seen from our terrace.  The perspective was so cool that I started to do a very precise sketch with pencil and then realized I wouldn't have time to finish something accurate and detailed. I defaulted to a charcoal stick. Sadly, I had only my "cheap" sketchbook with me; its smooth paper doesn't have any tooth to hold charcoal so it is very smudgy and loose:


I also planned to make headway on Junebug's sweater but I had to rip out the rows I had on the sleeves (again) and start over because I'm sure they will be too small. I still have hopes of finishing it before May, though. :P

Today I did some doodling* with the kids and broke out the sewing machine to fashion some eyeholes in a sleep mask for Sprout, who wanted to pretend she was a Mousquetaire (Musketeer).
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* I set it up as a Double Doodle activity, but Sprout soon started doing her own thing. And of course, give a one-year-old markers and "do your own thing" is the de facto name of the game. :P

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judo100
Mar. 29th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
It all sounds quite creative to me!
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
I do get stuff done, but I always think I should be doing more. :P
frigg
Mar. 30th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
What a creative family! :)
asakiyume
Mar. 31st, 2015 11:16 am (UTC)
I love the tunnel of terraces! That's beautiful and must have been quite a sight.

Does Sprout draw many items that she encounters in the Egypt environment that she wouldn't encounter in France?
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
She likes to draw things more from her imagination. It is funny that J--and, to an extent, I--were saying last year that she didn't seem to be interested in (read have much passion/talent for) drawing because she so strongly favored hands-on, more 3-D type works. Then one day, she just picked up a pencil and started blowing us away. Her skill leap didn't seem to be preceded by any incremental steps. Just squiggles one day and then fully formed people the next.
cathemery
Apr. 3rd, 2015 12:53 am (UTC)
The tunnel must have been great - is that a reflection at the front or a grating?

oh my, a year already! :)
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
It is a grating placed in a wall arch/niche. :)

Yeah, and now 13 months!
oiktirmos
Apr. 3rd, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
The terrace drawing is terrific. It transported me back to New Mexico.
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it had a very Southwestern feel.
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