As promised, today’s post features my grandson Will’s construction of the Hillsdale Clock Tower, whose clock was stopped by a bolt of lightning at 10:04 PM, that stormy night in 1955. Below is a photo that details the bell, spire and clock face. Will fashioned the brass bell from the mortar part of an old […]
Today’s sketch is of the desk in the room formerly known as ‘the studio‘ , partially rearranged by my grandson, William, during his project of the day. He succeeded in building a model of the Hillsdale clock tower, whose clock, he told me, stopped at 10:04 PM during a lightning storm in 1955. (More about […]
William, my grandson, and family are visiting. We haven’t seen them in about 6 months. Upon arrival, he apologized for not bringing his tool kit. He had planned for us to repair the grandfather clock in the hallway. William is 5 years old and very optimistic about repairing clocks. He dubbed my studio, “the clock […]
I ate at a restaurant during my lunch break today. I haven’t done that in a long time. An older woman and a young boy sat in a booth close to me. I was at one of the tables that was surrounded by very high stools. This accounts for the vantage point in the sketch […]
William, my grandson, is really interested in the planets. He knows them all, including the asteroid belt and the fact that Pluto is a dwarf planet. He has an app that arranged all the planets and their characteristics into a catchy tune. We spent much time looking at each planet’s core on another app. Below […]
William, my grandson, is in bed. We had a nice time today, but he is so active I wasn’t able to do a sketch with him in front of me. I memorized his features and tried to replicate them in the portrait below.
Among the Christmas toys we gave William, our grandson, was a Lego model of the Eiffel Tower. He built it with his dad, with much prompting, instruction and re-direction of focus. We also gave him a painting set. He wanted to paint with me and started right away when I suggested the Eiffel Tower as […]
At the kids’ house for the holidays. William, my grandson and I are having a great time. It is difficult to get him to sit still enough for me to sketch a portrait. I waited for him to get involved with his iPad so he would be still. Here are some practice sketches: Here is […]
William, my grandson and I are sketching partners. He drew this portrait of me.
My grandson has an obsession: Big Ben. His waking hours are devoted to drawing and building models of Big Ben, tinkering with clocks, drawing clock faces and dreaming about visiting the real Big Ben in England. Here is one of William’s chalk Big Bens: