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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pink Haired Girl, Grand Kids Visit and Tuesday at TJs


When I walked into Taco Jalisco's last week I immediately saw and knew I would draw this pink haired young woman. She was sitting at a table alone with a large art pad and she was doing a zen tangle with black Sharpie marker pen! She saw me take out my art journal and we shared a knowing smile.

I don't know that she knew I was drawing HER, as she didn't pay me much attention after that first nod. But draw her I did and the other women and girl surrounding her. I couldn't wait to get home to paint that bright pink/purple hair!

We picked up my two eight year old grand children on Saturday morning and brought them home for a sleepover and first night of Chanukah. I gave them one gift early so they could use them all day if they wanted to: They each got an art journal like the ones grandma uses and a good drawing pen to go with it
and they both sat down to draw immediately. I of course sat to draw them.



We have to call these "age progressive" drawings as they look quite a bit older than their eight years.
It's okay, they will grow into these drawings over time. ;-)



It was a wonderful Chanukah celebration and just special fun loving time having them at our house to ourselves!


On Sunday night their parents came to pick them up and I took them all out to dinner at Tacos Jalisco. They got to meet Carlos who was working that night. And he got to meet my family. That was sweet.

On Tuesday I was back at my usual spot drawing the patrons eating their lunches as I ate my "One fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole"! Hummmm, sounds like a good title for a book don't you think?

40 comments:

  1. Very funny that you said your grandkids will "grow into" the drawings you did of them. I did notice they looked rather mature for 8 years old, but then kids these days generally are old for their years in a lot of ways.
    Let the light shine in!

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  2. Oh I love Pink hair lady.. wonderful subject. Love her off the shoulder blouse. lol Love the map in the last drawing. Fun drawing the kids with the kids too. :)

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  3. I love the pink haired lady!!! My hair is red again and when it's time to color it I swear it's got a hint of pink :)

    Love that you gave the Grands a sketchbook. Start them young!!

    I have never had a fish taco. I may have to try one after my "prize" arrives :)

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  4. I love the camaraderie of fellow creatives... and the paintings this week are wonderful... your lines get more and more confident every week...xx

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  5. LOL your "age progressive"! Wonderful drawings as usual, really nice pink haired lady checking her phone (supertypical pose of our times)and wonderful mexico poster/map!

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  6. Beautiful story. I like your sketches and illustrations too. They fit perfectly into your story.

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  7. I love your pink haired lady. I immediately noticed the phone. I know how you feel about the time you spend with your grandchildren. It is so special. What a wonderful way to start Chanukah.

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  8. LOVE the pink haired lady- you've captured such spirit with her!
    And what fun to share your love of art with your grand kids- happy holidays!

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  9. Wow, it's amazing to see how the girl dominates your picture. Maybe she will become a regular and you can get to know each other.

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  10. It always amazes me the ability to capture the atmosphere and the movement of the exact moment, you're ganial. Saludos

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  11. Wonderful illustrations! :) That pink girl sounds pretty awesome. Maybe she'll find you on the web. :)

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  12. How cool that you were both there arting! That hair - oh - I would love to have that hair (sadly it would be a huge issue at work). Happy PPF!

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  13. I wonder if the pink haired woman would have tidied her clothes if she knew she was going to be on a national blog, hehe. When I wrote short stories, sometimes i found that I grew into the story. I never knew this until the future of course. but i had sort of presaged a future event in the story but not on purpose.

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    1. Suki, I do believe what looks like clothing disarray to us is style to her! ;-0 at least I see a lot of "off the shoulder-bra or camasole strap showing" in others.

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  14. Love your story Lynn, cant wait to buy your book :-) I think it is such a great idea what you are dooing. Do you live in a small town?

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    1. Sigga, I thought we were bigger than we are. In 2011 our population was 93,000. We definitely have a small town feel and look, especially in our old downtown area where I work and draw!

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  15. Always a pleasure visiting your blog and seeing your narrative art!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. I adore the Pink lady- she could be me! And all your drawings, may they never end. I also can't wait to get a copy of my very own book- with that exact title. You rock! Happy PPF.

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  17. Great story to go with your fab observational drawings.........wonder if we shall meet the pink lady again............. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  18. Wonderful time that you write about ~ delightful illustrations as always ~ Happy Holidays ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  19. How fun to paint neon pink hair! So fun! Sounds like lots of fun with the grandkids, great paintings of them...priceless! Do you go to TJ's everyday? Happy PPF!

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  20. absolutely fabulous watercolor sketchings as always-what a delight to see-thanx for sharing and happy PPF!

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  21. love it!!! art collusion at Taco Jalisco! I think she would get a hoot at being drawn - sounds like fun celebrations all around!

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  22. Great pink haired lady! I love the paintings of your Grandchildren drawing, wonderful subject and memories and how nice for you all to visit TJ's together

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  23. Love the pink haired lady. Beautiful paintings as always.

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  24. ooooh love the bright pink hair woman so much! I am excited as you are! And congrats on your art show too! Enjoy and keep it up! :)

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  25. Lovely paintings again! So great that your grandkids like drawing too!

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  26. These are so special! Love the drawings of your grandchildren -- Happy Hanukkah!! And that pink haired lady -- love the off the shoulder, bra strap showing -- so evocative! Feel like I've seen her before. Happy Belated PPF!

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  27. These are so fun!! The pink hair girl is a must, also the progressive ages of your grandchildren are a hoot!! Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!! Enjoy the season! Thanks for always keeping us entertained!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. I've seen the pink hair quite a bit lately, but not on one so much older. Great job with the gals. I could feel the ambiance of it all. Alright, introducing and getting the grands involved. I did that too and it pretty much stuck for awhile. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. She is a great pink haired lady! And she seems oblivious to all - but her phone!
    I love the last one - the composition and the bright colour. Nice to meet your grandchildren too:)

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  30. I like the pink hair.... and the gifts you gave your grandchildren.

    Yes, great name for a book!!!

    Karenx

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  31. I just love this!! Great job!
    Happy PPF!

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  32. How fun to sit and draw with the grandkids! I'll bet they love coming to visit you!

    Katie and the rest of her basketball team just put colored streaks in a section of hair at the nape of the neck--kinda a team solidarity thing, I guess. My knee-jerk reaction would have been to say no, but then I thought, why say no? So she has a turquoise streak that doesn't show when her hair is down, but definitely shows when her hair is in a ponytail or a bun...

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    1. Karen, thanks for the visit and comment.

      I really think Katie's color choice is cool, and may this be her worst acting out in her teen years! Not to worry!

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  33. beautiful sketches this week Lynn, they seem extra bright and colourful this time!

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  34. I love that hair, wish I had it! It's always so much fun visiting your blog.

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  35. How fun! I love the pink hair.

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