Tag Archives: drawing

Sanctuary Sketch:) Adoration and Sketching Meditation

20 Jun

“A quiet sacred sanctuary is the perfect place to sketch for the soul.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Yesterday, I went over to St. Gabriel for Adoration, to light a candle, and some quiet meditative sketching. This is my new favorite pastime. I started the sketch yesterday, and finished it today, referring to a photo.

I’ve been fascinated by my pencil sketches that I transfer into the Artisto app on my phone.
My favorite. It reminds me of a woodcut.

So, a few of my favorites….

Tuesday:) Take a Class, Learn Something New.

8 Apr

“There are so many free classes, workshops, and learning possibilities out there. It’s a shame not to take advantage of them.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Yesterday, I noticed there was a free drawing class on YouTube sponsored by the Artistnetwork. I texted Sherri Murphy to remind her, so she could watch and practice drawing. I just grabbed some printer paper and a #2 pencil, and did the best I could. I haven’t done pencil drawings in decades. I could use the practice.

This particular video was on drawing a clear glass with water in it. Yikes! I never did that before, but I was up for the challenge.

I tried to follow along. The artist was using graphite, charcoal, white pencils, blending sticks, etc. I had only my trusty #2 pencil.

It didn’t turn out great, but I learned something new. Who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks?

Friday Friends: Young At Heart (YAH-YAHs)

10 Aug

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis

Friday afternoon is my special day with special senior artist friends. Miss Della, our guest artist, surprised us today with a beautiful still life set up, complete with illuminating spotlight for an artistic flair. We first practiced gradations on paper with pencil, watercolor and crayon. Then, pencil sketches of the still life. We all did our sketches and used our newly acquired sense of lights and darks to fill in the drawing. The results were amazing.

Miss Marie

Miss Nelma

Miss Kathy

Mr. Angel

Miss Toni (That would be me)

Our beautiful still life. Thank you Miss Della. Sorry, I forgot to take your picture.

Friday friends forever!!!!!