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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Meet The Couple at J's (Taco Jalisco's) and Others

I have been drawing at Taco Jalisco's for one year this month.
This is the first drawing I did of  "The Couple" December 2011.
 
 
and here they are again on November 2012.
 

We are now "talking friends" who have lunch at different tables together at Taco Jalisco's and have done for way more than a year. I learned not long ago from them that they used to watch me read there, now they watch me draw! They told me this week that they were honored to find themselves on the art quilt I made for the Jalisco Owners and which now proudly hangs on the wall in the restaurant.

 
They have asked to see my art journal drawings recently and I was happy to see their positive reactions to viewing them. (I showed them my travel art journal, they have yet to see my drawings of them other than the one on the art quilt).

In this painting I drew him first then decided to draw them both in the position I could see them sitting together. She is wearing a very pretty shawl she knit herself. I asked her about it and complimented her on it's beauty on their way out.



This is the drawing I made on November 1, 2012... It's my 1st Anniversary Drawing of starting Year Two of Taco Jalisco drawing/paintings!


This I did the same day I did the top drawings of the couple. I drew these gals before the couple came in. It was the first time I had seen my art quilt hung on the wall. I felt so happy that they wanted it there for all to see.

It's hanging sort of high on the wall, and The Couple told me that Carlos pointed out a small picture of them on the quilt. They had to stand on chairs to see it. I got a kick out of that and so did they!


Lunch was "on the house" this day.
 They would NOT let me pay!

I'm linking these to Paint Party Friday. See other really good artists work via the link on my side bar.
And thank you all in advance for leaving your comments as it totally warms my heart to read them.
Thank you so much!!!!

45 comments:

  1. that couple must have been so happy to see themselves, that is just so cool, I love what you do, I just love it!! Its a gift you have and you share it with us, lucky us!!!

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    1. Thank you Laurie, you are so kind! Hugs!!!

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  2. You've come along way in a years time. Fun to see the way you have grown. Congrats on doing it for a year. Looking forward to more. :))

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    1. Thanks Cris! You've been drawing faithfully for a year too! We can both take a bow!

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  3. What a great way to celebrate your anniversary with them... I for one have enjoyed watching your style develop over the last few months...xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey, hope I'll find you here over the coming year!

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  4. Lynn, being a person who is not good at sketching something from a moving target(humans) I so admire your ability to be a scribe of the life of your community. The drawings are so "human" and endearing. I feel really ignorant, but what is an art quilt? Congrats on your being published in "The Pulse of Mixed Media". And thank you for your comment on my blog today.

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    1. Gloria, thanks so much for your kind words. I do love drawing in my community and if anyone had told me I'd be doing this a year and a month ago I'd have thought them totally nuts.

      An art quilt differs from a traditional quilt in that it has few rules, is not necessarily precise with matching pieces, and there are no mistakes (in my style anyway). Some examples of ART QUILTS can be seen on my side bar where you will find four I have made over the past few years. I have more if interested in my blog Textile Art Quilts By Lynn, and you can get there by the link at the top of my side bar. ;-) Hope you'll visit there. I am also a member of another art quilt blog also on the side bar called art quilts around the world, and you can see some fabulous art quilts there by many terrific artists. Come see.

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  5. Love these and you can really see the improvement. Great that you shared it with them and us.. :)

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  6. Congratulations Lynn on drawing for a whole year - YAY...that is some achievement. It is so nice to think that your art is up at Jaliscos and people get to see and enjoy it. I can imagine 'the couple' getting on chairs to look at their picture...how sweet is that. Have a good day....ann.

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  7. How wonderful to see your illustrations a year down the line - your style has remained but developed, if you know what I mean! It's fab that you have an art quilt hanging on the wall there now - did you post a photography of it on your blog already (just wondering if I missed it)

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  8. Reading your posts and seeing your art just make me happy- as this one especially did today. Congrats on your anniversary! Happy PPF!

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  9. Congrats with the one picture on the wall! =) and congrats with your drawing at the restaurant aniversary! :) So fun that people there want to see your journal, that's good! :)

    I love the way you are drawing, it's so vivid! :)

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  10. Such a nice anniversary! I hope there'll be lots more anniversaries to celebrate! I love the colors in that last picture!

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  11. Congrats on your anniversary, wonderful how you never stop developing! Love your style, it is so warm and humane! HPPF!

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  12. The lady in that couple has such an elegance to her. I just love that you memorialize everyday life in your art. I can see a whole movie being made about the lady who draws in the cafe. Starring you! Love, love your work and look forward to visiting each week. Happy PPF!

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  13. What a fabulous story and great way to make new friends. I love your drawings and I bet they were thrilled to death to be part of it!! Happy PPF!

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    1. Robin, it's been and continues to be a wonderful experience. My friendship with Carlos continues to grow. I feel a sincere warmth with his mom too. Who knows what the new year will bring? Glad you are enjoying it too.

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  14. I agree about this year long story of your drawings at Taco Jalisco's. I love that you can actually sit there and draw out what you see. As I said before, I would love to see that in a book. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, I am attempting to create a book of these drawings. If anyone has experience with self publishing I'd love to pick your brain. I keep running up against obstacles, questions? Which is best company to go with, financially, ease of creating?
      What's best way to transfer paintings? Photo or scan?
      What's the best scanner?
      Word or PDF creator?
      I hope I can figure this all out before too long. I'd wanted it done by years end, but it's not going as quickly as I'd imagined it might!
      Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    2. Hi Lynn, I am back! It takes me so long to get around to everyone. I wonder if everyone tries to do that. Thank you for the info on art quilts. I will get over to see them during the weekend. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I don't know about printing, but I know Carol marine and a couple of others have published their books with "Blurb". Supposedly not too expensive or hard to do.

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  15. My goodness what a lot you've done in this past year and this art is now so accomplished. Go my friend GO!

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  16. Love the couple you have done. The colors add so much to your drawings. What a nice group of people it must be who meet there at that restaurant!

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  17. I love your wonderful illustrations and I'm sure that couple is so tickled by your pieces! Happy PPF!

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  18. lovely sketches this week! It's almost like social painting, I have to do this in quiet!

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  19. Wow! Congratulations on painting at Taco Jalisco's for one year!
    That is amazing and a huge accomplishment!
    You are so prolific and such an inspiration!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. This has been such a fun journey to follow you throughout a year at Taco Jalisco's. Great work. Happy PPF

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  21. Congratulations on your brilliant achievements and the fab art journeys you have taken us on. The customers must adore your paintings of them. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  22. I hope you will continue your art, I for one, really enjoy it and am impressed that you have been at it a year! Congratulations!

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  23. One whole year! Congrats! This is quite a unique journal you are producing - I can see it as a family heirloom!

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  24. This is all so wonderful Lynn! You crack me up in a very good way :)

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  25. I think you are becoming famous around town. I love that you are now one year into it, that went by fast. I have been so busy on the loft that things are not getting done that I want to do.....but today I painted three stack type boxes. I have had them for a number of years and looked really sad, so out came the white paint and boy did I make a mess in the living room. Anyway they have the first coat. I will need them upstairs for storage. Paper, and gosh I don't know, but knowing me, they will be filled fast. Congrats sweet girlfriend, Mary

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  26. What an honor, you must be so proud to have your quilt hanging there for everyone to see. Can you post a photo? We'd all love to see it too.

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    1. September 30 I posted the art quilt. You have to scroll back a moths worth of posts to see it! Thanks for asking!

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  27. you are a perfect example of finding joy where you find it.

    :^)

    love kj

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  28. I totally love your ability to draw these special little gems. You are a talent!

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  29. Omg i love how you have totally made your art a community affair! And everyone of all ages and styles have participated

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  30. Happy Anniversary! I love the style of your paintings and the stories behind them.

    Karenx

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  31. I so love your paintings - the original black and white sketches were wonderful - but adding color has made them amazing. Just love their style. Happy PPF

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  32. Your art always intrigues me ...and I love visiting your blog!

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  33. Congratulation on your tenacious one year! Takes a lot of dedication to last a whole year, but what an amazing body of work you have!! I think the proprietors probably hung it high so it doesn't get damaged with greasy hands and such. I hate when artwork is hung above eye level, but in this case I think it was pretty smart!!

    Very cool how you have created a little relationship with these two!! Again, you inspire me!

    Hug Giggle

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  34. One whole year! Too good Lynn, shows your dedication! Great stuff dear :)Keep going!

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  35. Wonderful! Love the way the couple have changed and developed...and now I am craving Mexican. :)

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  36. I adore your couple. Your art is wonderful and I love reading about your adventures!

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!