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Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Week in Art at the Pure Grain Bakery, Tacos Jalisco and Starbucks


A week ago Wednesday, I walked downtown to the Pure Grain Bakery for lunch. I chose to draw these two guys eating there, as I wanted that Christmas Tree in my drawing! I felt it was timely for the season, and also a way to show the time of year in my weekly/end of the year drawing!


On Thursday I ate at my usual Tacos Jalisco and was so happy to see the Purple--Haired woman there. She had changed her hair color to bright orange! This lovely woman, I've been told, is in her 80's! I love that she is keeping herself looking so wild and exciting! The gentleman behind her didn't seem to notice! And the other fellow is squeezing the life out of his burrito. He's looking in a completely different direction! But I saw her and I had to draw her!
[She is in my book with her Purple Hair!] *speaking of which I am about to click on send and send it to the publishers tomorrow morning!!!!



On Sunday I joined my husband on a short Sunday drive to a nearby town where he likes to go to Starbucks Coffee. There was a tiny Christmas tree on a table there too. The two women are sitting behind a glass window inside the shop. We are sitting at a table on the opposite side. The guy standing I could see well, as if the window was not there, and I just could not bear to draw the black line across his face. So you get to see him as I saw him. My latte and oatmeal cookie were both good.

We had a great Chanukah last week. I wish you all who celebrate a happy holiday season this and next week! And soon a happy NEW YEAR!!!!

45 comments:

  1. Great paintings! I so love seeing where you've been, and who you've encountered this week.
    A late Happy Chanukah to you, and a Blessed New Year!

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  2. Lovely works. Happy Holidays to you and Happy PPF

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  3. Very fun characters in all of your paintings! I like to see all of the bright colors, especially at this time of year. Maybe I'll dye my hair purple, though I doubt I could pull it off!! Happy Holidays!!

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  4. I love that lady with the orange hais, kind of reminds me of Joss. I think she will also still rock at that age :)
    How exiting your book is nearly done!
    Happy Holidays♥

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  5. How wonderful that lady is still dying her hair in mad shades- good on her! I love all these snippets into your life and you do get to eat out a lot!! Happy holidays and good luck with your book!

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  6. So much to enjoy here! I love how you tucked the tree in, and of course I welcome the update on the hair. So glad you post these wonderful peeks at life. Happy PPF, and Holidays

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  7. Love the little Christmas touches on your drawings, such a warm and festive spirit! Happy Holidays to you and HPPF!

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  8. I love to go places with you each week. I spend so much time looking at all of the wonderful details you put into your drawings. They are great. Good for the lady with the colorful hair. My husband plays bridge with someone just like her. She is really someone very special to know. Enjoy your holiday season.

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  9. Such a wonderful chronicle of your daily life - Love the paintings!

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  10. I love the one with the purple/orange haired lady, and can't wait to have a copy of your book in my hands. Have a wonderfully festive season Lynn and Fred and a happy, healthy and arty 2013.

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  11. Love your drawings, and the lady with the fancy. orange hair is great! Valerie

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  12. congratulations on sending your book off!

    you have such an amazing cast of characters. the purple haired 80 year old is fantastic!

    happy holidays!

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  13. I hope you have already clicked on that *send* button! It's been such fun to *dine* at Taco Jaliscos and other places with you. Marianne is so right....the Purple-Orange Haired Lady is so cool....Jossie will absolutely still *ROCK* at that age!

    What a year...this year, though, I am grateful for so many things....and am savouring the holidays.....one thing I am thankful for is meeting YOU! We have to meet at Crissy Field in the Spring!

    May 2013 bring you and yours (including the *Royal One*) health and joy!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  14. Love all the paintings and especially the purple/orange haired lady. May we all be so creative at her age!

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  15. Love your Christmas tree in the first work and the wild-lady in the second!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. Great works -- love that purple haired lady! That will be me, I'm sure. Happy PPF!

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  17. I want her hair! I love your colors but knowing that you get her hair color from her actual hair color is so uplifting! Have a wonderful holiday season! Happy PPF!

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  18. Good to know you had an enjoyable Chanukah. All a very busy time of year no matter how we celebrate. So pleased you have finally got there with your Book Lynn, you have certainly worked hard on it. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.....ann.

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    1. Thank you Ann! Happy holidays to you too.

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  19. Super fun drawings! I love the freedom you show!

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  20. More great drawings. I love that 80 year old.. what spunk. Fun keeping up with the regulars.

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  21. I just love your sketches and watercolor. Your loose style is so inspiring to me. :) My favourite is the one with the tree!

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    1. Sweet to hear I inspire someone else to draw!

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  22. I made it through the bronchitis, but look what I missed. So I took a long peek at all that you have done, and it was so much fun.
    The wind has been horrible here, but no snow yet. We have had some wind damage to the back porch, but nothing that can't bee fixed in the spring. It is cloudy and cold, but warm in my home, a fire is burning in the wood burner keeping me warm.
    May all of the joys of this season we share, blessing each day, Mary

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  23. I hope you don't get tired of my telling you how much I love your art, but I love it! Good luck with your book.

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    1. No, Julie. I never ever tire of hearing it. Don't stop please. These are the words that keep me creating, believe me. It's food for my artist self/ego/creating self needs to go on and create more!

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  24. I do love your sketches,you make something that is ordinary sound really interesting. What do you carry to do this sketches, you must have a big bag! Seasons greetings.

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    1. I carry a back pack always. For art I only need one art journal and my pens. So it is not heavy to carry. I do the painting at home later. thanks for asking and visiting.

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  25. Love your sketches! Happy PPF!
    Ciao
    Bellalullo

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  26. I always love seeing what the 'older' set does with dress and/or hair. What a fun gal. Starbucks YAY \o/ my fave place other than Paneras. Your people are always interesting and 'why can't I draw like that' DANG. You are so good. . . w*a*i*t Better than. .Blessings, Janet PPF

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  27. Fabulous! What great characters you capture! Happy PPF!

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  28. I love that you can just pick up and take you art wherever you go. How wonderful to capture such lively, everyday moments! I love, love, love the sketch looking through the window at Starbucks!

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  29. Love seeing how you capture bits of your day out with your wonderful watercolor sketchings. I hope to have that lady's great approach to life if I get to be that age-I think I'd go RED! Wishing you a continued beautiful holiday season. Happy PPF!

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  30. Oh, I LOVE that purple-orange-haired woman! I get the feeling you are using more strong colours in your paintings, is that right? It looks great! And so exciting to have your book finished! Hope your new year will be full of creativity and fun! ♥ denthe

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  31. More wonderfully captured scenes! Lovely!

    Happy Chanukah and PPF, Lynn.

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  32. Oh I love the lady with the purple /orange hair. So exciting to get your book done. Fabulous drawings. Glad that you had a good Chanukah.

    Kate

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  33. Lovely sketches this week Lynn. Happy Holidays!

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  34. Wonderful and colorful sketches! The purple turned orange haired woman is someone interesting. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  35. I should go out more. Lol! There are some crazy people out there. Love your sketches!: )

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  36. Love it all! Happy Holidays! I saw a much older man with a gray mohawk the other day! It was really weird but ya gotta give him credit! Maybe we should set him up with purple haired lady!

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  37. Love the lady with the orange/formerly purple hair! Great drawings, Lynn. Your talent is amazing. I love to see life in the restaurants through your eyes. Thanks for visiting my watercolor doodle. Enjoy the holiday season!

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  38. Hey, first of all Congratulations on finishing your book and submitting it for publication. Huge accomplishment there.
    Secondly, I love (and admire) that you are doing these drawings on site and of people in public places. You are really transferring the energy of life into the work. I also like the details and the narrative effect you accomplish with various people in the pictures--their relationship to one another (and their food and environment). Awesome! (Came to your blog by way of Sunday Sketchers).

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  39. You are such a fabulous artist..beautiful work! I always feel " so in the moment" with your pieces..they are powerful and fantastic! Congrats!! Wonderful news!
    All the best in 2013!
    Victoria

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  40. Lovely sketches...and I loved the adventurous purple haired lady :)
    Hope you had a merry Xmas...Wish you a happy New year too :)

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  41. Lynn, how great you are sending your book to your publisher. Im so excited to have your book :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, I think I have been to busy in the kitchen, have not been painting at all and I who was waiting for the break from school to be able to paint and paint.... But thats life :-)

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