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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pure Grain Bakery on Thursday Playing Cards, Waiting; Happy New Year!


Last Thursday I wandered into the Pure Grain Bakery for lunch. Yes, I eat out a lot during my work week. I worry about affording this once I retire. I may have to keep working just to assure myself my entry to drawing in public places. I bet these four at the table are retired. They were playing cards!
I was torn between drawing them and wanting to ask to sit in for a hand, although I had no idea what the game was.


The card players were laughing and having such a good time. That table of four behind them were rather animated as well, talking, except for the one gal looking down at her phone the entire time. I wonder what percentage of time I spend in my real world and how much in my virtual world. I really do live in two worlds now since getting a computer and now an iPad!


See, they are in their virtual worlds. He's on a computer. She's on a phone. I drew her in no more than two minutes as she waited for her order to come up and it did ...  quite quickly.

I am getting used to my gouache paints. They are a bit of a struggle between wanting the thicker paint (see his hair) but then thinking it's too thick and needing to water it down (see her hair). I am sure I will figure it out as we slide into the new year!

Wow, tomorrow is New Years Eve! I'll take this opportunity to
wish you all
a very Happy New Year!
2012 has been pretty special for me. I filled over nine art journals with drawing/paintings. I self published a book of 78 of them:
"One Fish Taco and Half An Order Of Guacamole A Year Of Painting Over Lunch At
Tacos Jalisco".
 
Soon to be available at Blurb Bookstore for sale.


On the more personal family front our little Allie Bel got her cochlear implant and now can hear us speak to her and enjoy music! Pretty exciting when a born-deaf baby becomes a hearing child!

I know my list is much longer of things to be happy and grateful about ... suffice it to say I am. And am looking forward to another good and creative year.  Thank you all who come and support, inspire and encourage my art making. I appreciate you more than you can ever imagine!

I wish you all a year of good health, happiness and prosperity! Be kind to your neighbors, your fellow man, you may need them some day. And besides, it's just the right thing to do! ;-)



20 comments:

  1. Awesome sketches! I think we all live int two worlds. Lol! Happy New Year!

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    1. I think so too NatashaMay! Thank you for liking my sketches.

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  2. Great sketches as usual. Love the card players and the Lady in the floral blouse. Well done. I think we all live in two worlds now. Makes life fuller don't you think? As long as we know what the Real world is. :))
    You have had a busy productive year. Hope 2013 is just as productive and fun. ♥

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    1. Yes, Cris! Thank you!! About those two worlds, is one really anymore real than the other?

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  3. such wonderful news about Allie Bel, that is such an amazing thing, its awe inspiring! The bulk of your work is amazing, you are like a machine, a super duper talented painting sketching machine, what a talent!

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    1. Yes, Laurie, it is really an amazing thing this implant that allows our baby to hear!!!
      And thank you so much for your precious to me words about my creativity!
      I LOVE your art too, it is so beautiful. I hope everyone who comes to my blog will link to yours through your name!
      BTW I am just back from Starbucks having filled two more pages in a LARGE art journal!!! ;-)

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  4. They are wonderful captures of the scenes, your sketches and drawings. I would love to do that sometimes. And I'm curious about your book :-)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Iiona you can find lots of information about my book by scrolling through my blog. If that's too much to ask email me and I will happily tell you all about it one fish taco and half an order of guacamole! Thank you for your interest and for liking my art!

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  5. Happy new year to you too Lynn! Your gratitude is contagious ! And as for your little Allie bel, that is the best news if all. That's worth one fish taco and z whole order of guacamole !

    Love :-)
    kj

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  6. Happy new year to you :) I love the women with the white hair, she is so in the game ;)

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  7. Happy New Year to you, dear Lynn, to your family - and of course, to Le Roi Henry! May 2013 bring health and joy!

    Kiss the King!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  8. Happy New Year Lynn to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks Mim, thinking about you tonight!

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  9. well you can always go in the restaurant for a cup of tea or cup of soup. and then dawdle.

    you have had a good and full year. may the goodness continue in 2013

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  10. Happy New Year to your family and especially to you!
    I hope the coming year is as productive, creative, and full of talent as you've had in 2012! I'm thrilled for Allie Bel and excited about your book becoming available through Blurb in the near future! Thanks so much for your continued support of my work through your insightful and fun comments!
    Happy New Year!
    Susan

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  11. Oh little Allie!! yay!! What a blessing.

    Best to you in 2013 Lynn. I look forward to all of your journaling and maybe another book!

    Lo♥

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  12. Oh I couldn't be more excited for your little granddaughter and your family!! To hear voices, and music...oh such a wonderful age we live in!! Your art is so beautiful too!! Bless you all!!

    Hugs Giggles

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