Musical Monday - How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around

Yep, it's Monday again!

Grab a button & share what you're listening to today. Click through to add your link or just visit the other players & catch whatever they are humming. Remember to say hi to Diane, the Grande Dame of MM while you're there. In the meantime, here's a peek into my world today:

Stole some time to play with my new pencils. These are Derwent Inktense. I like 'em. They go on nice & creamy. The color is bold & stays vibrant even if you add a touch of water. I dug up an old charcoal drawing from '99 that I'd added some light colored pencil to a couple of years later. It was still kind of meh. So popped the whole thing with the Inktense pencils, a touch of marker & metallic gel pen just for kicks.

But then the sad news..... I took a break to pick up the little guy from school. Got him settled with some Legos ....and then I just couldn't leave well enough alone. Got this idea that I wanted to call it "The Hunting Party" so I added a couple of figures.

That was still ok. But then Fool That I Am I got this weird idea of adding some kind of primitive airship. Probably would have been ok if I had stuck with a grey foggy feel. Decided to try some new metallic pencils and then used the wrong paint pen - oops. Big smeary mess. So here is an example of Not Leaving Well Enough Alone.

Blech - at least I have the before scan.

I wasn't going to post this version but figured what the heck. I talk about peeking behind the scenes. Sometimes focus is lost and a project is destroyed. So it goes.....


  1. thats all part of the fun of creation though...sometimes we cant leave well enough alone. smiles.

  2. You have a really amazing imagination and talent, Stacey.

  3. Nice bluesie pick for MM.

    At least you can sketch a primitive airship. Mine would look as disastrous as the Hindenburg.

  4. the idea that you even thought of adding a primitive airship impresses me! how imaginative!

    nice song!

  5. of course a primitive airship! now why didn't I think of that? You crack me up!

  6. Boy I can't tell you how many times I have done that very same thing!! Sigh!! I just never learn my lesson!

  7. Hi Stacey, That song was a crack up. And your peice of art is just beautuful.

  8. i love the tree -- such a magical part of the piece:)

  9. Stacey, gave us all a good...."oh ya, been there" chuckle. Thanks for sharing the human side of nature and art!