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Sunday, September 2, 2012

True Story Time


This is a painting of "The Couple" who I have been drawing at Taco Jalisco's over the past nine months. Rarely has anyone come up to me while I am drawing or asked about my drawing while I am there. It's happened maybe twice in all this time.

But last week, The Guy from the Couple walked by my table and said "something" about my "drawing". The juke box was blaring music and I am hard of hearing so I didn't catch exactly what he said...but it was something about the drawing. They sat down at the table right next to mine, but with their backs to my side.

After they were seated I said "I wasn't aware that you were aware that I have been drawing here"... and he said, "Yes, ....and you're good!"

Well, that just really felt nice to hear!

Later, after I had finished eating and drawing THEM once more as you can see above, I stopped at their table and said: "I just want you to know that YOU are my favorite couple to draw!" I got big smiles back. I said "But I had no idea you knew I was drawing at all, I really thought I was quite invisible!" She then said to me "No, and you also like Jodi Picoult!" I said "How do you know THAT?" She said "Because you used to come in here and read all the time and it was always the same author!" I laughed and said, "That was so long ago! I finished all of her books so I had to take up drawing instead. You obviously have been observing me much longer than I have been observing you!"

It was fun to talk and laugh with "My Favorite Couple to draw" at Taco Jalisco's on Tuesday!

Linking to Sunday Sketching via my side bar to see more art by more artists there!

26 comments:

  1. I definitely think you've been rumbled! lol...and they're right, you are good at drawing (:

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  2. Drawing can open so many doors. Fun story. Of course you are good at drawing.

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  3. Oh my Lynn this story gave me goose bumps!! Wow that is so fun...we are never really invisible. There must be a connection there! I bet they would love to know you have a blog. Of course that would rip the lid off all your incognito drawing..lol Or do people in the restaurant know about it? Excellent job...I agree you are very good!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Lovely painting, and what a story! I can identify because I also think I'm invisible! (not so!)

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  5. great story. glad you are not invisible.

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  6. That's such a great story! This could be the beginning of a great friendship :)

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  7. Wow goes to show you never know who's watching! How very nice of them to exchange words with you! I am sure you set a great example for them!

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  8. Not only did they not think you were invisible they looked hard at the author of your books too. So they REALLY noticed. Maybe they have seen what you drew of them. :)) I guess we all like to think we blend in with the crowds when we want to be incognito but who knows whose out their drawing US. :)) Great drawing as usual.

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  9. Isn't that kind of creepy - they've been watching you while you've been watching them! Wonder how much of this goes on and we never know when we're beeing watched? The story is cute and they seemed good natured about it.

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  10. Oh yay! What a cool meeting! The artist and the inspirations finally talking! LOVE it, xoxo

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  11. That's so neat! Validation is wonderful for an artists soul! Like gasoline for your car. :) Well, YOU ARE a really good artist. Just so you know, I LOVE your work. You inspire me xoxo Happy SS!

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  12. What a great story and lovely drawing!

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  13. That is a fun story... and a cool meeting... nice to be acknowledged and that they like being part of your work...xx

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  14. What a great story and sketch to go with it!

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  15. What a great story. I loved hearing about the couple.

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  16. What an interesting turn of events! I like your drawing very much. I think it is so neat that you are so appreciated by the subjects.

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  17. What a great meeting. Also LOVE your sketch. Love your style so much. :)

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  18. I'll bet they'd love to have a print of your sketch of themselves! I love your line drawings what kind of pens do you use?

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    1. Pens: Farber-Castell Artist Pens XS, .01-0.8; Zig; Sharpie Ultra Fine.

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  19. hilarious, I guess we are all observing! and being observed!
    cheers, dana

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  20. They sound so nice! New friends and a cute new drawing of them! Sounds like a good day. smiles

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  21. Wow, I've always wondered if folks knew you were drawing. Love this illustration at Taco Jaliscos. :-) Happy Birthday Season!!! Have a wonderful week!

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  22. What a fun story to read! Amazing how "the regulars" at a place can pick each other out even when each of them is unaware of that fact.

    I really admire how you can sketch people out and about and infuse each person with a character through your sketches.

    Oh how I love Mexican food!

    Thanks for the visit and answering what would be in your wallet:)

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