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Wednesday, August 1

WOYWW No. 165


Another Tuesday evening photo - not a lot happening yet... all set up for the morning, as I have to watch Team GB's women's football team take on Brazil at Wembley :)

I'm hoping to draw every day in the month of August... we'll see how far I manage to get... I'll certainly post each drawing :)

I'm going to draw from my Downton Abbey book - so many glorious photos - my first assignment is for this week's IA Challenge - Perfectly Pink! - which is a real challenge for me, as it's a colour I really do not like much :(

I'm planning to tackle this fuchsia coat illustration... though I really like the dress and hat ensemble next to it :)


I'm looking forward to globe-trotting around as many desks as possible this coming week, as I've missed a couple of WOYWWs... As usual, it's happening over at Julia's Stamping Ground...

Wishing you all a fun, creative week!!

PS The women's football team beat Brazil and topped their group - they're through to the quarter finals!! Now we need the men to do the same! I'm loving these Games :)

20 comments:

Sandy said...

I so love the games too. I am absorbed in the beach volleyball and the gymnastics are fascinating, love the equestrian didn't the British do well silver for them. We all like different things hubby is into the weightlifting and son likes the rifle and skeet shooting. Daughter likes the diving. Its a fun time for us. Sandy :) #43

kay said...

good luck with your drawing challenge,thanks for visiting me
have a super woyww
kay #82

Twiglet said...

Fantastic footie match last night. AND we have a gold medal for ladies rowing today!!! Happy Yorkshire Day! x Jo

Redanne said...

I am loving the whole Olympics thing, so much to see, the lady rowers won Gold this morning, so we are off and running now (I hope). Nice tidy desk this week and thank you for visiting mine. Anne x #58

Lynn Holland said...

I'm mega impressed with your commitment to drawing throughout August. I like your pretty pencil box.
Thanks for visiting me today.
Lynn x

Shoshi said...

I am So Excited with the Olympics! Today has been a great day for us Brits! It's all so exciting isn't it.

I love the picture a day idea, and the Downton Abbey book is a great place to start. The pink dress idea is great - pink can be toned down a lot by accompanying it with other, more manly colours like black, grey or brown, and can look really classy! I'll be very interested to see what you come up with.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

Cath Davidson said...

Glued to the Olympics too. Well not literally I hope lol. Good luck with your drawing a day, that's commitment for you. :)
Cath #110

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I am enjoying the games here and there. Mostly swimming and gymnastics. Looks like a fun piece to draw. Although I am drawn to the dress and hat combo as well.
Mary Jo #107

Trish Latimer said...

Yep, glued to the games here too!!! Gymnastics especially, at least until the athletics starts !!! Trish #10

Clare with paint in her hair said...

cool idea to draw from the book! Looks like you have made a fabulous start too

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm thinking no need to watch the Olympics, everyone whose desk I visit will keep me breast of the happenings. I'm with you, the hat and dress combo is more exciting than the fuchsia outfit you are planning to do. Maybe for tomorrow's drawing then...

Ali H said...

Your book looks a super place to get drawing inspiration ! Hope the plan to draw each day works out ! Have fun & thanks fr stopping by Ali #53

StampinCarol said...

Best wishes in your August goal and your pink challenge (I'm not into pink, either). Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #106
And thanks for visiting!

famfa said...

Good luck with your drawing. Love Downton Abbey.
Thanks for visiting
Famfa 33

Eliza said...

Thanks for visiting me and nope not into the games last thing I want to watch. soooorrryyyyy.

I love the Downton Abbey series well both series watched them ages ago. Love the fashion of that era. I will pop back to see what you have done with your drawings, goodluck.

Eliza #16 again

Lisa Richards said...

I think you should draw the dress and hat ensemble and color them fuschia! You've set yourself a good challenge. I'm kind of petering out on the drawing right now. The approach of school is stifling my creative spirit, I think...
Anyway, have a great week! I'm not officially signed up for WOYWW. Just visiting a few desks on my blog list. :)

scrappymo! said...

You have a true dedication to your drawing...I have never seen the Downton book but just love the show. I hope to see some of your finished drawings!

nerllybird said...

I haven't seen the book OR the programme, unfortunately! Good luck with your daily drawing, sounds very therapeutic to me.
Helen S #73

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I'm watching the games too. I did not know there was a Downton Abbey book. I loved the series. Will keep watch for your drawings.
carolC

Helen said...

Hi Claire Thanks for popping by. I am really late visiting this week. I love Downton Abbey. You did a great job with you illustrations. You will have a bit more time now the Olympics are over! Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23