Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Last week I missed the Sunday Sketches. I just wasn't in the blogging mood I guess or got lazy. Whatever. But this week I'm here... Yayyyyyy....This is another sketch from my Sketchbook Project 2011. It's colored pencils.

This is one of my favorites. As you recall, my theme was Make Mine a Double. I love the beach. When my kids were little, I'd take them for early morning beach walks and we'd pick up shells along the way. I always told them the shells were little treasures left for us by God to find. 
I remember one morning walk I really wanted to find a whelk shell and I prayed " Lord send me a whelk shell." As I was walking, a wave crashed at my feet and guess what it was a whelk shell like the one on the right! Ask and ye shall receive!

15 comments:

craftattack said...

Great sketches! Valerie

Melisa said...

I really like these! They'd be so lovely framed but I guess you have to send them off with the sketchbook. :)

art2cee2 said...

They are beautiful! :-)

Barb said...

Joann,
Those are wonderful!!
Your work is just awesome!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Heather said...

these are really beautiful shells. well done. I love the welk shells, too. shell collecting is a favorite pastime here at my house in the summer, too!

Christine said...

beautiful seashells, lovely pastels.

Hannah Sommerville said...

well done, I'd love to have a peek at the rest of your sketchbook.

Denni said...

Really pretty and soft...I love the sea.

Debbie said...

what a great story! God cares about the little things too! Love your two sketches Joann.xoxo

WrightStuff said...

Ah beaches... don't you just love them! I just showered half a beach out of my hair and off my skin - the only downside, you seem to get sand everywhere!

Julia Christie said...

I want to be on this beach!!! Cold and rainy here...

great job on these two pages - very realistic! Love the detail when you click on it to enlarge.

Smiles

EVA said...

Lovely sketches! And how nice you found the one you wanted!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a beautiful double... I love shells and yours are wonderful.

xo
Kristin

Jehanne's doodles said...

oh these are lovely

Sophia said...

That's ok...we all have those moments. Glad to see you back this week. LOVE the detail in the shell to the right. Wow. Nice job. :)

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