header

header

Monday, August 15, 2011

Moon ~ A Creative Tuesday Sketch

click to enlarge
I have this thing for clocks...and birds....and the moon! Since the theme for Creative Tuesday is moon, I thought it would be fun to use them all! The moon that rotates around the face of a clock is especially appealing to me, so this one was really fun to draw.
8.5 x 11", black ink and colored pencils
******
"Aim for the moon! If you miss, you may hit a star!"
W. Clement Stone
******
To see other sketches of the moon, click HERE!

55 comments:

  1. Enjoy enlarging your drawings to see your pencil strokes and to find your signatures.

    (red dye has a huge effect on my grandchild)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow you used them all this time
    Even got your name in the clock chime
    Very nicely done
    And of course use time was fun
    As you know why
    Strat is all I'll say on this try..haha

    Red dye you say
    Hmmmm never knew that did those kinds of things, learned something new today

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is wonderful! So much talent!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Christine ~ couldn't decide where to put my name! ha.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pat ~ haha...yep, for you!
    Because you're on a countdown, too!

    Red dye doesn't bother some
    but for others makes their parents glum. lol...

    My name I had to share
    and needed to put it somewhere
    so on a banner it did go
    not on the bird, but just below.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Guess I was blind
    Or too busy rhyming off my behind
    But just noticed the numbers were more of an hour thing too
    Interesting way to make time come due

    ReplyDelete
  7. betsy, this is gorgeous...love the old clocks as they have a lot of personality...as does yours...lovely...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Brian ~ thanks...the love of old clocks..in our genes perhaps? ;)
    Spent a little extra time on this one...wasn't feeling good enough to do anything but sit at my desk anyway! ha.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pat ~ I threw you a bit?
    Now don't have a fit! ha.

    the top numbers are the days of the month
    in case you didn't have a hunch. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. This look beautiful I love this type of draws, I love olds clocks, x gloria

    ReplyDelete
  11. Bestsy, this is just beautiful! Well done! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautifully done. Is your medium colored pencils?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Magpie ~ yes, colored pencils. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. love it! what a wonderful use of moon theme.

    ReplyDelete
  15. You've probably heard this before - but you are so VERY talented :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Aw, thanks Bug! I do enjoy this...makes me sit and relax a while!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very well done indeed, and my thoughts were thinking that this would make a really cool clock. One to give the day of the month, and the other the time of day. Yup, really cool and beautiful art work. You have amazing talents, and I hope you start to feel better soon.

    God bless.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the quote and thankful to learn the red dye side effects. Beautiful clock. So much detail.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is so pretty Betsy, I wish it was real.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a perfect illustration for the theme and your passion for clocks and birds. I would buy this card in a *wink* it's so adorable. It so crisp and perfect in every way!!!

    Love what you do with these themes!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Incredible picture. So detailed. Must have taken you yonkers! whoa. I love those kind of clocks too. Thank you for taking the time to do this, Betsy. Its a great addition to this week's moon montage I'm sure. Love it.

    Now, an addendum to your lovely quote,
    "..hit a star and get burned up."

    :|

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great drawing, Betsy! I'm with you... moon, birds and clocks... good things in life. blessings ~ tanna

    ReplyDelete
  23. You need an artisan to create THAT clock for you Betsy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wonderful drawing - such a creative combo of all of your favorites. Also, interesting about the red dye in foods. Good to know.

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is so great! The moon and birds are a few of my favorite things, too. I really like the personalized touch on the clock : )

    ReplyDelete
  26. Jill ~ well now that would be fun, wouldn't it??

    ReplyDelete
  27. Cat ~ we do love the same things, don't we? Nice. :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very lovely sketch by a lovely lady. Keep up the great job of expressing yourself so sweetly. ARGH! to your story about the red dye...bet that doesn't happen again for awhile huh? Hang on mom - school will start soon!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this drawing, what a wonderful combination.;) As you know, I adore the moon as well.;)
    The quote made me smile, so true...
    Have a lovely Monday (also known as Moon day;) dear Betsy,
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  30. Beautiful drawing!! Love it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

    ReplyDelete
  31. Betsy, this is sooo gorgeous, wow. Wonderful details.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh, my gosh I just love this! The birds and the moon are perfect pairs! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Artist at her best!!!! Love it Betsy!

    ReplyDelete
  34. It's a wonderful drawing, Betsy! It would be a perfect book illustration as it is so beautifully detailed.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love your drawing Betsy, it's wonderful. You really do wear so many different hats don't you! You're an amazing Mum, a wonderful writer & story teller, photographer, cook, a magnificent and very dedicated blogger & an artist. Just wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Katherine ~ aw, thanks. And you know dear Kath, I could say the same things about you...you wear all of those hats yourself and do it so very well!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love it! i can't draw and I admire those who can...

    ReplyDelete
  38. You really should write a children's book, illustrate it, and submit it to a real publisher. There are home school moms looking for wholesome reading for their children.

    Do it, even if it takes three years or more.

    ReplyDelete
  39. This is fantastic and so beautifully done. Must have taken ages.

    ReplyDelete
  40. What an absolutely fabulous drawing! The detail is meticulous and it's so charming and makes me smile. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is gorgeous. I like how you have thought about the clock idea and with the bird it's just cute

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lovely time piece...like that you put your name on it....

    ReplyDelete
  43. Gorgeous...love that you've combined all of these amazing elements into your piece! LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
  44. This is beautiful, lovely piece!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Betsy Bird, you are getting better all the time. I love clocks too. Love to watch Antiques Roadshow hoping to see clocks. Great job.
    QMM

    ReplyDelete
  46. QMM ~ Betsy Bird! Oh, that made me laugh! :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Fabulous! I am always taken with the detail in your work. And the birds, of course.

    ReplyDelete

I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!
And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!