september left hand drawing
hand, pencil drawing

So do they go, those shining creatures, counting without confusion,
And holding in their slow, immeasurable gaze all the transactions
Of all the particles, item by atom, while the pyramids stand still
In the desert and the deermouse huddles in his hole and the rain falls
Piercing the skin of the pool with water in water and making a million
And a million designs to be pleasingly latticed and laced and interfused
And mirrored to the lord of everything that is by one and one and one.
excerpt from Angel and Stone by Howard Nemerov

Today was a great day for being outdoors. I rode my Surly to the outdoor market on this beautifully warm late summer day, bought some local vegies and fruit, and returned home.

Feeling rejuvenated, I made some tea and sat at my art table. This afternoon I experimented in my ledger journal with different mediums, trying to figure out which one felt right for this hand drawing. I finally realised that pencil was best and redrew it on a page from a vintage travel journal.

wishing everyone a good weekend
joining sunday sketches


  1. the paper seems to be perfect for this drawing, a bit abstract maybe? nice sketch.

    visiting from Sunday Sketch. hope you have a great day.

  2. very interesting sketch and well done too!

  3. this is a gorgeous hand
    love how you sketched it!

  4. I love the way your drawing extends from the layered paper. Your outdoor excursion did you well. Blessings!

  5. There's nothing like tea and art. Uh huh! Glad to hear you had a lovely summer day. :)

  6. Sometimes, for all our amassed and sometimes fancy supplies, the basics of pen & pencil are just the best. And must have tea while art-ing too! ;o) I love this drawing, Juana! I love it's feeling of bone, sinew, skin, sense of moment and flash moment in time... just so beautiful! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  7. Tracy, so true, sometimes using the basic materials is perfectly enough!

    Arnoldo, you are so right, getting away was good for me!

    liisa, I agree ... this is somewhat abstract and I want to carry forward with this style some more.

    Tammie, Christine and Debbie, thank you !

    Alexandra, tea and art is always good:)


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