It’s Canada Day…and I’m Halfway Through My Daily Sketches!

Posted by on 1 Jul 2015 in My Art Life, New Artwork | 6 comments

It’s Canada Day…and I’m Halfway Through My Daily Sketches!

I’ve just returned from watching the magic of fireworks! Not only are we celebrating Canada Day today but I’m also personally celebrating my success of doing my daily sketches for half a year with not one sketch missed from the beginning of the year! (You can read more about my project here.) So come celebrate with me!!


Here’s a selection of the daily sketches. Most of them are done in pen and ink. Occasionally I did a sketch in pencil or in ball point pen but there’s only one of each represented here. The sketches have been collaged so you aren’t seeing the whole thing. To see the full sketch and to see all the other daily sketches, go to my Facebook Page.


Daily sketches: Out and About

Out And About


Daily Sketches: Figures



Daily Sketches: Flowers


Daily Sketches: Around The House

Around The House

Dail Sketches: Still Life

Still Life

Daily Sketches: More Figures

More Figures



Daily Sketches: Self Portrait with view finder

Self Portrait With Viewfinder


It has been pretty difficult to get a sketch out every day. Some days, I’m sketching in the last hour before midnight, madly trying to get it finished and posted on Facebook before the day has ended. And I’ve done it so far.  Sometimes, it’s a real drudge, other days, a joy. It’s usually easier when I am travelling because all the scenes are new but being at home makes me look deeply into the things I live with everyday. Luckily Cam is usually a willing subject when I can’t get inspired by anything else. (If you know me, you know I have a predilection for figures!


I still have another six months to go. Pretty daunting. Yet I’ve made it this far without missing a day. So I KNOW I can do it especially with you cheering me on.


Thank you for being a subscriber and staying with me on my artistic journey.

~ Gail


PS. This sketch was from a day of frustration!!

Daily Sketches: Frustration Scribble

My Frustration Sketch!