Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another drawing assignment

Have you ever really studied a pine cone? We had to for our latest art class assignment. It seems that every pine cone in the realm of nature grows in a spiral shape. It can even be mathematically plotted, using the Fibonacci sequence. I'm not big on math, but I love the fact that something as random looking as a pine cone is that carefully created. And anyone who draws a pine cone has to know that, or they will draw the spines sticking out at all the wrong angles and it won't look at all like a pine cone!
More evidence of our amazing Creator!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

After the Rain

We have had a lot of rain in Chicago lately. While I would rather have sunshine, I did manage to enjoy the after-effects of the rain a couple of days ago. These are from our front yard. The Queen-Anne's Lace is a volunteer (weed) that is pretty even when it grows where I don't want it to. I have never taken the time to observe the Yucca up close, but it has a lot of beautiful detail.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Drawing Class -- Assignment One

I am taking a drawing course at the Morton Arboretum -- pencil drawing. Our first assignment was to do a line drawing of a pansy -- no hatching or shading allowed. This is what I brought. I do think, were it not for the lettering I added, that this pansy looks a little lame. But hey, I just started! Next week we have to sketch a pinecone! Keep posted to see what that one looks like!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Snowflakes in July

I had a rich time of worship this morning, reading a book called Snowflakes. Each page is a hugely magnified picture of an actual snowflake, and each one is magnificent! I can't believe God is so infinitely creative with such tiny things that last only a brief time. How much more does he care for every detail of our lives. I am savoring every page of this tiny book, and I don't even like snow! Find a copy at your library and be blown away! (the photographer is Kenneth Libbrecht)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Calligraphy - bulletin cover

I finally have a decent picture of the bulletin cover that I designed. I wanted to keep it in black and white for simplicity's sake. And I resorted to using a clip art of a sheaf of wheat just because nothing I could draw seemed any better.