Welcome to Nickieblog!

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Haida Ring


haidaring, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Everyday Matters...

Serenity Pendant


serenity, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For the Everyday Matters Challenge...

Egg


egg, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Happy Easter!


bunny, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Home ATC


homeatc, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Trade...

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Happy Spring


floweregg, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

It's almost here, although in Edmonton, we are having more snow again today.

Smackers


smackers, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

From my daughter's collection. I love the colours - absolutely yummy!

Everyday Matters part two


jar, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I also did this drawing, using a different pen. I used a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen for the drawing, instead of the Micron I usually use. I am not sure if I like the effect or not...

Everyday Matters Challenge


thcan, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

The Challenge was to draw a container from the kitchen. I see this one every morning. My Canadian friends will understand the significance of it being Tim Hortons coffee...a real Canadian thing!

Bloom


bloom, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Kiddle


kiddle, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For the Everyday Matters Challenge...
The theme is toyland, and I could have drawn one of my teddy bears. But I thought that I would draw one of my Kiddles. I have had these for as long as I can remember. My Kiddles used to be on my dresser when I was a little girl. I have six of the Kola Kiddles: Laffy Lemon, Kleo Kola, Shirley Strawberry, Luscious Lime, Greta Grape and Olivia Orange. I think they are STILL pretty cool!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Fra-Gee-Lay


frageelay, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Okay, so this lamp was what first came to my mind when I saw that the Illustration Friday theme was "Fragile"...The movie "A Christmas Story" is always a part of our family traditions over the holidays, and I can't help but laugh each time the father unpacks his major award - "FRA-GEE-LAY...it must be Italian!"

I think I captured the "tacky element" with my drawing of the leg lamp. For a more tasteful rendering of this week's theme, I have posted another drawing below.

FRAGILE


pysanky, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. A Ukrainian Easter Egg...beautiful, traditional, and fragile.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

RCMP Memorial


RCMP2, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Today at the University of Alberta, a memorial was held to remember RCMP Constables Peter Schiemann, Leo Johnston, Anthony Gordon and Brock Myrol.

The following words were taken from Prime Minister Paul Martin's remarks at the service:
"To wear the uniform of the RCMP is to dedicate oneself to feats of courage and to nobility of purpose. It is to carry one of Canada's greatest traditions into a future of unyielding change. These four young men, alive in the early summer of life, rest now in the serenity of God's embrace. They are mourned by neighbours, they are mourned by their nation. Their memory will be eternal. And so too will our gratitude."

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

ANCIENT


tut, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday's weekly topic: ANCIENT. The first thing that came to my mind was King Tutankhamun's famous mask. I tried to use some shading to give the mask some dimension. I was very pleased with the end result!




Link

Friday, March 04, 2005

Everyday Matters Bed Challenge


fancybed, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Okay, so this is not my bed. We are in the middle of redecorating, so my bed is basically a kingsize grey square, and that is it. So, I saw this bed in a decorator magazine, and thought I would draw it. It looks very cozy, doesn't it?

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Silver Birch


silverbirch, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For the Everyday Matters Challenge...This is a tea cup that belonged to my dear Grandma Vincent. When I was a little girl, I would have tea with my grandmother using her Silver Birch tea set. After Grandma passed away, I was given a few pieces of her china, including this tea cup. Whenever I am feeling a little low, I pour myself some tea in this cup, and it always makes me feel better!

Jazz


jazz, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday...