Bird A Week Challenge: Week 9/52

Well, it happens from time to time… the “Arrghhh!!!” moment.  I had made a pink flamingo bead, was quite happy with it, but when I went to clean it, it just broke in two! Oh, well, back to the torch, and three beads later, here is the new pink flamingo bead:

His head is bigger, and his neck is a bit crooked, but overall, I am happy with him :-).
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Drawing Lab 2011: Week 9 Geometric Shapes

In nature, everything you see, be it animate, inanimate, man-made, or organic, can be described with geometrical shapes.  This weeks assignment was to take a family photo, identify the shapes, then draw on paper. We were to draw the geometric shapes with a sharpie, then sketch the picture. Since the rest of the family is a bit blog shy, I took a photo of two subjects who generally do not object to being “models”, our dogs Koko & Hiro. Here is my sketch and the original photo (it’s a good thing they can’t voice their opinions ;-)):