Scrunched up.




I can’t believe it’s been almost five months. I guess every parent says that, as the weeks, months, years go by. It’s a gloomy day out today and I was scrolling through Netflix for like ten minutes before I realized I could be spending the time drawing instead, so that’s what I am doing. It’s too gloomy for laundry, and I vacuumed. My dear husband did the dishes this morning. Thank you.


So I am wondering what to draw. I will not draw the baby today. I’ll draw something else. I want to draw something with detail, and maybe practice drawing clothing.


It’s hard to keep drawing as a hobby when there are so many things I should be doing, namely studying Japanese.

On Monday we went out in the carrier, the Ergo. She was perfect. She sat in my lap as we ate lunch (Tenya). She drifted off here and there and smiled. I was surprised, as she’s been fussing in it lately. Yesterday, though, she lost it a little on the way back from the supermarket. I guess it’s interesting trying to guess what she’s thinking.


Hello. I’ve been drawing a baby.

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Well, it’s been a while, but I’m back. I’ve been drawing, but things happened in life that got in the way (see above). I have a new inspiration now and it’s nice to have a convenient model. I will be trying to post more often than before – at least sometimes. I have some drawings I’ve saved of Baby so I’ll post those as I find the time and the words to go along with them.


Actually this spread is from a pocket Moleskine that I have. After I drew these I decided to buy a sketchbook specifically and only for baby drawings. It’s a bigger one, but still a Moleskine, although seeing how the price of those keeps jumping up, I’m open to recommendations for sketchbooks going forward.


As for writing, well, I’m still not great at it. And this subject is a deeply personal one (baby, family) and I’m not comfortable putting that out in public on a blog, even if no one reads the blog. But I don’t want to post these without anything, either.


After I draw and scan, I usually write some notes to the baby. Those are for her to read and I guess my husband too. I don’t think I’ll include those here.


Anyway, I hope you enjoy them.

Note that I am practicing and not drawing these for anyone else. I told myself I wouldn’t rip out any pages even if I hate them… and I still haven’t, even though I promise you I have been sorely tempted already.