Go back to last Sunday when I had a strong urge to get out and draw people!
I asked my DH and he agreed to accompany me to Starbucks in Dixon.
I go in get my latte, and this time a sandwich to share; I look around at whose there,
and find my models, then take a seat with a good vantage point for drawing them.
These two guys were strangers to each other I believe, as later the guy on the rights woman friend arrived and he introduced her by saying "This is X...." I won't say his name in case he doesn't care to be outed here. I found it interesting that the older guy (white hair, bald) was the one with the motorcycle shirt and helmet. The younger guy had a computer and papers. Maybe they were talking about football. Who knows? My hearing isn't that good.
These two gals were sitting together across the room by a different wall. I can imagine an earlier conversation, may have happen through texting:
First Gal: U want to go 4 coffee?
Second Gal: OK
First Gal: Meet U @ SB. (that's short for Starbucks) @11.
Second Gal: See U there.
So they both arrive, get their drinks, sit at a tall table and both get on their iPhones and do not look up or say word one to the other the entire time they are there.
Fast forward to Tuesday: I, of course go to Tacos Jalisco, as that is another fix needing to happen.
I get out my art journal and quickly start to draw the two "Safety Guys" sitting directly in front of me.
They are the only two customers in the place at that time.
A little later the third guy comes in to eat by himself.
So he won't feel left out I draw him into my picture!
I'll call him "Tattoo Guy" as at least one arm was covered in tattoos!
The two women on the wall are on a poster!
I no sooner got done drawing them when "The Couple" came in. You know them as the stars of my book "One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole A Year of Drawing Over Lunch at Tacos Jalisco"**
And yes, I was eating that very thing! One Fish taco and half...well you already know this.
"The Couple" spotted me and he immediately did a U-Turn and went outside. He came back in with their copy of my book "One Fish Taco..." They wanted me to sign it.
So I did. She held it to her chest in a loving way. He made that prayer sign with palms together raised to chin and gave a slight bow of appreciation. I glowed in my moment of fame!
... and then I drew them as I was sitting right behind them.
Notice the early Valentines on the mirrors on the wall.
So appropriate for "The Couple"!
I had extra time and was still very much in the drawing mood so I drew these people who came in a little later.
The Guy and Gal are sitting way across the room from me next to the window.
The other two women were sitting in the middle of the room.
The only thing significant about this picture is that it is the last page in this particular art journal.
I like starting and ending art journals.
It makes me feel productive!
Lest you think all I do is draw and paint anymore, I am showing you a small art quilt I completed for "Art Quilts Around the World" blog. You can see what went into this on that blog.
The Challenge this round was "Self Portrait" so this is ME sitting at Tacos Jalisco drawing!
I'm laughing writing this, as it sure must seem like I live there to all of you visiting here. Well, I felt that showing that I am an artist and an author was very much who and what I am right now at this time in my life! So that is the title of this quilt.
Linking to Paint Party Friday! You can get there via the link on my side bar to see lots of great artists! (most post on Friday).
Have a creative weekend!
**Keep checking online for coupons at Blurb Books.
Previous ones have run out for me to use.
Also, they often offer buy one, get one half off
so if two people want to go in together it's another way to save on the book cost.
This comes up when you are ready to hit ORDER!
Thanks to all of you who have already ordered my book.
And to those of you who have shown it on your blog or face book page.
All of this is so appreciated!