Tuesday, March 5, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Jade, 2013

"Jade", brush markers, 6" x 8" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Jade”, brush markers, 6″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mimi has been sitting on the windowsill to watch the birds in the morning, and has the choice of turning to look out the window behind her that looks into the side yard with feeders right outside, or the window on the opposite wall that looks out front with another feeder and birdbath, and the street that’s just busy enough with cats and dogs and people to keep her looking back and forth.

I photographed her in this pose and used it for a story she “wrote”, and thought how nice that would be as a three- or four-color block print or screen print, simple shapes and nice contrasting colors. Then this morning she sat in the same position but the sun was shining on the leaves of the jade plant and it was just too inspiring. I sketched her and the leaves, but it wasn’t until evening that I inked it in with my markers. I may need to pursue this design! I like it with the white behind, or perhaps even a pale blue.

I like the title “Jade”, and perhaps if I use it for something outside of publishing here people might think Mimi’s name is actually Jade. She likes that. She is sitting on my right hand right now as I’m typing.

Thinking about new markers…

Also have to be a little more diligent at cleaning the cat hair off the platen of my scanner.

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"Jade" cabochon pendant.
“Jade” cabochon pendant.

This small pendant is made with a print of my sketch “Jade”, inside a narrow black metal frame and a 1″ curved glass cabochon cover. It comes with a black 1″ black flocked cord. Read more and order.


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