Wednesday, November 30, 1983

Glass Jewelry Box

Someone made this leaded-glass jewelry box for me. Pale golden glass, with a clear beveled diamond shape in the lid. I drew it in pencil on cheap thin typing paper and colored it with colored pencils.

I still have the jewelry, including the beaded necklace and earrings (below) and the pin with blue stones. But the box fell apart after years of use.

Tuesday, November 15, 1983

Linoleum Print Tree

One time I bought a small linoleum carving kit, with tools, brayer, ink, and a linoleum block. This was my only output. Not my medium, but I do like this tree.

Stamped on textured gray paper. The image is about 1.5 x 1.5 inches.

Tuesday, May 10, 1983

Iris Bouquet 1

This was a line drawing - Pilot Razor Point pen. Flowers from my garden. 25 years later, I made a copy and colored it. But I still have the original (not colored).

Saturday, April 30, 1983

Bookplate - Landscape with Stars and Trees

My mom was learning calligraphy, and she wanted to make a bookplate. She asked me to draw something for it. This is what we used for the drawing. She wrote the "Ex Libris." I have 2 bookplates left.

This was our only joint art work, but we often worked on the same sewing or knitting project. She liked hemming, I liked sewing buttons on. Our knitting gauge was the same. We were a good team. I miss her.

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Monday, April 25, 1983

Wednesday, April 20, 1983

Grape Ivy on Tan Card

My first grape ivy drawing - this is grape ivy plant #2, a cutting from the original 1970 plant. In 2008, I drew my second grape ivy drawing, which was plant #3.

Drawn with brown Pilot Razor Point pen. I really like the colors and lines in this drawing.

Paper: tan Crane's card approx. 4x6"

Friday, April 15, 1983

The Beauty at the Center

My friend Norma, now passed away, told me that she had a dream in which she saw "the beauty at the center of the universe." I don't know what it looked like to her; she really couldn't describe it, except for the feeling of beauty, joy and love. I believe she is there now.

Soon after hearing about her dream, I drew my interpretation for her and gave her the original drawing. I wrote on the back of it "The Beauty at the Center is Love." This is a rough copy that I made for myself.

Monday, February 28, 1983

Blue and Gold Pin

Drawn with blue Pilot Razor Point pen.

In real life, the pin (see below) is about 3 inches long, an old piece of junk jewelry from my Mom's jewelry box. Its gold looks like cheap gold paint, not even shiny, and its stones look like something grown from a home science kit. But an interesting shape to draw. The light blue section in the drawing is actually gold colored in the pin.

What I don't like in this drawing is the pink stripe. It needs to be a different shape, different color, or both. Sometime I will draw another version. The pin can also be seen in my glass jewelry box drawing.

Paper: white Crane's card approx. 4x6"