November 18, 2005

Blind Contour Friday #16 - Brass Candlestick

My mother in law gave this to me one year for Christmas. It is a brass candlestick...the mouse, reading a book, has a tail that becomes the support for the candle holder. I love the character and it has a nice patina to it, little hints of green, and has drips of wax down his ear and left arm. Unfortunately, you are looking at a blind contour drawing of it, which is not a good representation of it at all. Regardless, it's one of my favorite little things on my shelf in my studio. I rarely burn it, but I was thinking, it just doesn't look right with a brand new candle in it, so maybe today. Why not? I have nothing else to do. This is my fourth day home from work. I haven't left my house since Tuesday night! I actually got sent home from work on Tuesday, and then spent the rest of the week in bed and on the couch trying to recover from a really bad case of asthmatic bronchitis. The doctor said it was close to pneumonia and I have to go back next week, just to be sure it hasn't gotten worse. I am sure I have nothing to worry about. My 3 perscriptions are doing their job. I have never taken this many sick days in a row! I hope I don't regret using so many. I am sure I could have gone to work today, but I probably would've been miserable, and Sam said I needed to just call in. So I did. I talked to my sub this morning, who is different from the sub I have had for the past 2 days. He said that my plans were confusing. Hopefully he will do ok. I just feel guilty staying home from you ever feel like that?


Blogger Mean Mr. Mustard said...


Would you please let me know what types of materials you use to journal with?

Types of journals, pens, watercolors, crayons, paints, etc...? I love your work and have been inspired by it. I want to begin my own creative journal and would love to hear it from you!


10:07 AM  
Anonymous niff said...

nice use of that brass colored wash in the background. enjoying your work a lot.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Karen Winters said...

That's a great BC and oh so charming. I love it when I can see how the line meanders around describing the shape and when it's apparent that the artist really did it blind.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Great subjects! And I like the colour wash background too. :o)

10:56 PM  

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