Drawpestry the Second, and Barnslig the Ostrich

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Continuing on with this new little obsession I have with wall-hanging yarn tapestries, I tried to be so clever as to be all meta about it and create a drawing OF a wall-hanging yarn tapestry, that you can hang. On your wall. DO YOU SEE!

(But really I just don’t know how to make them out of actual yarn so this is my compensatory alternative method of creating them.)

I’m still loving this grey sketch paper so I used that, pencil crayons, a Sharpie (always), and these skinny markers I found in an old pencil case that is no longer in use (RIP school supplies):

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Speaking of obsessions, now seems like the perfect time to make my first list on this blog.  Therefore, here is a list of other things I am obsessed with at the moment:

  1. Truffles that are milk chocolate on the outside, white chocolate on the inside.
  2. Dogs. All kinds.
  3. The “Smooth Morning” playlist on Spotify.
  4. Sharpies.
  5. Mexican blankets.
  6. Baba ghanoush.
  7. Crisp fall air.
  8. My Roots sweatpants, worn daily.
  9. “Partition” by Beyonce.
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Until next time,

Drey

Clover Stripes

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Lately I’ve enjoyed doodling and line work, and bringing them together to make these weird psychedelic flowers.  There is something so satisfying about drawing your own lines and colouring them in.  I always did love colouring books when I was a tiny human.

I used Sharpie, pencil crayon, and thin-tipped markers:

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In a couple of my last drawings I was using white paint to fill in some spots; until I found the glorious invention that is the white pencil crayon in one of my art bags from home.  So much simpler!

I hope everyone has a marvelous October day 🙂

Drey

Flower Power

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While a brilliant thunderstorm raged on outside tonight, I sipped my Iced Cap and doodled some doodles. I know it’s supposed to be pumpkin-spiced-everything-hot this season (yawn), but I will order my beloved ice-cold drinks until and throughout the dead of winter because I’m an adult, and I like cold drinks. In the winter.

I used blue ink and acrylic paint:

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Now I must go BUT FIRST: I forgot I was supposed to explain how the name “Droob” came to be.  Basically:

*Drey, Friend Matt, and Friend Brock all sit together in high school psych class.*

Friend Matt in response to something I cannot recall:  “DROOOooooOOOB!”

The end.

It literally exploded out of thin air and became my new nickname.

Try back later for a more exciting story, a.k.a. -any- other story.

Toodles (because it rhymes with doodles),

Drey

Cottage Bugs

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After my internship was over, I spent a week at my boyfriend’s family cottage and was flipping through some insect reference handbooks I found lying around, which inspired me to draw for the first time in a long-ass time.  I chose two of the least terrifying species so I wouldn’t feel the creepy crawlies which each stippled dot.

I used pencil, pencil crayons, and a Sharpie marker on grey paper:

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Monarch Butterfly

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Dogbane Leaf Beetle

According to the handbook:

“Dogbane leaf beetles are one of the cutest species of beetles in Ontario.” -Indirect quote from unknown author of said book.

This beetle’s particularly shiny butt and hairy stems earn him a 75% chance of me ever agreeing to a quote that boasts his cuteness.

Bye for now,

Drey