Thursday, January 31, 2013

Moleskine 2013: Wee Bee

Moleskine 2013: Wee Bee by nlemmel
Moleskine 2013: Wee Bee, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

This bee and a batch of his/her buddies contributes to the common good more than I do. I find that humbling.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Sketching

I sketched this from a photo that appeared in The Nature Conservancy's magazine, 2012, Issue 3.

Not real happy with my rendering of their faces, but it's a sketch.

Wonderful familial relationship depicted amongst the usual sad tale of shrinking territory and the resulting cost to chimp and human alike.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Predrawn Day

Predrawn Day by nlemmel
Predrawn Day, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

Thursday hasn't happened yet. There's a better than average chance it will, however, so I feel confident that my foot will still exist. I'll be doing my best to keep it toasty and happy. I promise.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Moleskine2013: Haubrick

Moleskine2013: Haubrick by nlemmel
Moleskine2013: Haubrick, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

You can see more of Tom Haubrick's work at blue

I spent a little time on yesterday evening.

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Friday, January 04, 2013

Moleskine 2013: Wordsworth

Moleskine 2013: Wordsworth by nlemmel
Moleskine 2013: Wordsworth, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

The ink wash from the regions spread bled through, and resulted in the profile of a bearded man. The poem on the facing page is "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth.

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Moleskine 2013: Forest Path

Moleskine 2013: Forest Path by nlemmel
Moleskine 2013: Forest Path, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

Ink wash, and a loose ballpoint doodle started looking like a forest path to me. I know the saying is "down the garden path" but I'm not trying to lead you astray.

More of John Staub's wonderful illustration at

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Moleskine 2013: Smoooooth Operatooooor

Flipped to the back page of a National Geographic and found this treasure of a photo, and the "Smooth Operator" title threw me back in time.

I've had the great good fortune to work in small, pseudo-family work environments. While toiling away at the computer in my first job, I would occasionally burst out in song (I blame it on the radio). A thin edge of seniority over my office mates encouraged them to join in, and management soon dubbed us "Nancy and the Desktoppers." Good times, good times.

Hat tip to Sade for this wonderful tune. I strongly suspect that when I'm 90 something and my mind goes, this song will play in the elevator at the doctor's office and I'll break out in song again--imagining myself a 20 something Desktopper...fair warning to all!

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Moleskine 2013: Clips n' clips

A couple of very fun Christmas gifts are featured here. I have 4 of those magic little bicycle cute are they?!?

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Moleskine 2013: Animal!

Moleskine 2013: Animal! by nlemmel
Moleskine 2013: Animal!, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

I dare anyone to claim there was ever a better muppet than Animal...double dog dare you!

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Moleskine 2013 Opener

Moleskine 2013 Opener by nlemmel
Moleskine 2013 Opener, a photo by nlemmel on Flickr.

The sketch was done from a photo by Nick Hall that appeared in The Nature Conservancy Magazine.

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