Good morning all.

I am the only one stirring so far this morning.  I enjoy the peaceful reassuring silence of the house on these early weekend mornings.

I do, however, share the silence with our loyal 4 legged girl, Katie.  She is old, quiet, and all so content, to simply be.  Laying on the floor of my study blissfully sleeping away the hours.

This morning I thought I would share a sketch I created back in July.  This was created using a 0.9mm mechanical pencil with 2B lead.  I enjoy the simplicity of using a single pencil, never having to break concentration or rhythm to pick up a different pencil to vary the tones.


I would like to thank all of you for following along with me on this blog.  I know that my posting frequency has been sporadic and there really hasn’t been any set schedule for regular post.

Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking of ways to improve the value of this blog for my followers.  I would like to begin introducing content that goes beyond the sharing of my art.  I am still trying to sort things out, so please be patient.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Cheers – Mike

13 thoughts on “ Silent Peaceful Solitude ”

    1. Thanks, Ron I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I do become concerned with it at times, but, I also have a desire to expand the blog. I enjoy posting and sharing with the community. I would like to offer more value to my followers with posts that can be encouraging or inspirational. Like I said, I am still trying to sort things out in my head.

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  1. I am also sat here in silence a few hours before the others wake up, just packing up my ink and brushes before the day starts having already done an hour at the artwork.

    It sounds like you’re getting the same benefit I was during that time of contemplation, concentration and creation. It’s a benefit that is worthwhile encouraging others with, lord knows what I’d be doing if I hadn’t discovered art.

    So hats off to you for your continued sharing of inspirations – works for me my friend 😁👍

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  2. Those hairs under the chin. Beard or lock of hair from the other side? Lovely definition on that jawbone.
    I’ve always liked drawing portraits but… well, y’know. I guess I enjoy other things more. 🙂
    Your work is top-notch.

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