Thursday, January 3, 2013
Most Recent Art at Starbucks, Amici's, and Taco Jalisco
I really enjoyed having five days off in a row from work over the holidays ... twice! On Sunday I suggested we go to Starbucks in Dixon again, my newest spot to draw people. I finished this drawing before DH got back to our table with my latte and his coffee. There were so many folks here. I delighted in capturing this threesome at a small table in front of me. I sat on one of those tall tables looking down on them. I loved drawing those knit sweaters! And that couple standing in line! The Christmas Blend coffee was still on sale!
Also at Starbucks I found these two guys of two different generations using two different modes of study.
I got a kick out of the "older guy" using a pencil, while "the kid" in the UC sweatshirt used his computer!
On Friday nights DH and I go out to dinner. We frequent Amici's, a favorite Italian restaurant in town. They make a great artichoke salad I like, and good rich minestrone soup; DH likes the low carb spaghetti with marinara sauce with meat balls. The staff knows us now. I did a quick sketch while waiting for our meal to arrive.
On Wednesday, my first day back to work after the new year, I walked down to Tacos Jalisco. It wasn't very crowded yet. Every table had vases of dark red flowers. I had to look around them to catch these folks with my ink pen. Not sure how much longer the Christmas decorations will stay up. But I like the way it shows what time of year it is in my drawing. I see now that I neglected to draw the flowers!
Carlos and his dad came in while I was eating. I was drawing Mr. A. of the "floor guys" ... Carlos' dad approached me with a huge smile, and took my hands in his, and wished me a happy New Year!
It's the first time I encountered him from behind his post in the kitchen! How sweet was that!
"The Couple" was also there and we too wished each other a good year!
Carlos came and sat down at my table to chat. We talked about movies we'd both seen the night before (we both watched "The Magnificent Seven",) and we decided he looked somewhat like the young actor who got the girl in the end of the film! We also talked about getting together for dinner next Friday night. Nena brought him his lunch and he stayed to eat with me. I tried to draw him as he
sat there. It doesn't really look much like him. Maybe I'll get better over time and practice! Carlos said my challenge for this year was to bring my paints with me and to both draw AND PAINT at the table there! We'll see...
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There are a lot of very good artists whose art you can see from the link there. And we've become quite a friendly group enjoying each others art. I really appreciate all the comments they leave on my blog! Thanks ALL!