Monday, October 4, 2010

Jacket Love

I signed up for the Sketchbook Project. This is my first sketch. My theme is "jackets, blankets, and sheets." I didn't know where to begin or what medium to use. I decided on colored pencil (at least for starters) since the paper is kind of thin. My daughter left her pink sweatshirt jacket hanging over a chair in the kitchen so that was the starting point. The jacket tells a story. It's about my need to have things in order and my daughter's belief that other things are more important. It's about conflict and compromise. I drew the jacket seeing her for who she is. In those moments there was something wonderful and endearing about that object messing up my kitchen. I never mentioned that she left it there and the next morning it was gone.


  1. Great beginning Ann Marie, and full of meaning too! And that bird is adorable! I can't wait to see what other items make an appearance in your book! YAY!

  2. I am afraid I am the jacket leaver in my house. I love the stitching border. Good luck with the sketchbook project.