02 August 2014

a T.A.R.D.I.S., prickly pear, and a wee Lego artist

This past week was mostly humid . . . the kind that makes it hard to breathe. We have managed to take our early morning walks but after that, I have avoided going outside much. (Also, the intense brightness hurts my eyes -- I currently have 3 cataracts as well as glaucoma). So I've been sketching a few silly things inside. This Doctor Who version of Yahtzee was a birthday gift.

This sketch of a prickly pear cactus growing in one corner of our lot is from a photo I took in June. In all those past visits to Arizona, I never saw the desert blooming. My mother-in-law kept telling me how beautiful it was but I always missed it. So I made sure to take photos of this one. This one was probably planted on purpose but prickly pear grows abundantly in the wild around here.

Speaking of toys (as in the game above?), I always wanted Legos as a kid but never had any. So I have now collected a few of my own. Including this wee artist dude.

I was NOT happy with how this sketch turned out.

So I drew it again. A bit better this time maybe?


  1. I'm so sorry you are still having eye problems, Vicky. Your eyes are so precious! I'll think of your eyes in my prayers...
    Love your cactus! Really beautiful!

  2. I'm sorry about your eyes. My mother-in-law just had cataracts out, made a huge difference in eyesight.

  3. Thank you for the prayers and encouragements! I have not had the cataracts removed yet because they have not caused much trouble yet, other than sensitivity to brightness and not driving at night. My eye doctor expects me to want them removed by this autumn; she is probably right.

  4. Oh these are awesome sketches!!! I've added your blog to my blogroll "sketching" :)

  5. Thank you, Marva! I see I'm in good company there.


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