365 Days of Art: Day 80 – Drawing a Lemon Drop

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.

Oh boy. I’m up against the wall of time again. It’s 11:30pm. I’ve been reading kids essays and stories literally all day, and I need to get this done before twelve. Enter this week’s current muse: 642 Tiny Things to Draw. Tonight, I’ve chosen a lemon drop. Why? Because it’s the simplest shape I can find in the book that I can draw and post a blog about in less than 30 minutes. Let’s see how this works, shall we?

11:32pm Okay, so according to Google, a lemon drop is a cocktail…. Adjusting search terms….

11:34pm Oh Crap. These things have texture

11:35pm Do lemon drops make you think of Hogwarts, or is that just me?


Thoughts from this speedy exercise:

  • I have a kneaded eraser in my other art bag. I need to get it into my drawing pencil holder.
  • I have all these lovely drawing pencils with different hardness levels, yet I keep reaching for the mechanical pencil. This killed my lemon drop. I pressed too hard and now my lemon drop has lines instead of a textured sour-sugar outer layer.
  • I think this could also pass for an almond…

Here is the picture I used:

11:48pm Happy Sunday! Posting happening now!

Daily Yoga: my biggest mistake with yoga happened today. I know that if I don’t do yoga in the morning, I have back pain. However, it’s Sunday: Restorative Day. I don’t do real yoga on Sunday—well, I mean any yoga that requires strength. Stretching, yes. So I didn’t do yoga in the morning. And my back went out just a teensy-weensy bit when I was vacuuming. I quick pulled up this yoga for back pain video with Yoga with Tim. The video itself didn’t really do much, but right afterward, I did a quick flow with Warrior 1 to Warrior 2 to Pyramid on both sides. The moment I transitioned from Warrior 1 to Warrior 2 on my second side, my back popped twice and I’m pretty sure I got it back in place. I’m pretty sure the yoga video helped loosen everything up so the Warrior flow could work its magic. I’m just hoping I wake up pain free tomorrow.


About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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