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Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Weekend Full of Activities and Therefore Drawings!

Okay, it started out fairly usual, going to Starbucks to draw on Saturday Morning.
There she was again, same gal, but this time with a different friend, but I swear she must say:
"You want to go to Starbucks and talk to other people on our phones when we get there?"
Because again neither looked up the whole time I was drawing them, not once!"
Or maybe, just maybe they are playing a game together on the devices?
Your guess is as good as mine!
 

Sunday gets very different, a change of scene and boy was I happy! We drove to Sacramento to an outdoor flea market, I brought my three legged drawing chair to sit on, light weight, easy to carry on the long strap over my shoulder, along with my back pack that  holds art journal and pens.

I boldly set up my chair in a sunny spot directly across from this seller. And sat and drew to my hearts content. A few people stopped to look at what I was doing. I was a lot more exposed than when I am drawing in a cafe or restaurant. But it was okay. I could handle it.


I moved to one more spot to draw a different scene and sellers. But this time the woman came over to see what I was doing, asked if she could SEE. I said, "Okay if you won't get mad at me." She said she told her husband that she bet his hair was my muse! And sure enough it had been! It's what I drew first ... too funny. I later realized when HE came over to look, that it was fake hair on the visor!
He told me I was "very talented"... Well, maybe. But it was nice to hear! ;-)


This gentleman was at the next space over from that first couple. He didn't seem to notice me at all. Just as well. I got the lady in the long fur coat walking down the walk on the left side. Oh, another woman with a clip board who seemed officially associated with the Market came by and looked. She said. "That's cool!"  I am not used to getting so much attention when I am drawing, it was a tad daunting!


As the day moved on so did we. Went went back to Davis where DH went to an indoor Music Fair, where the vendors were selling old records, the vinyl kind of yest er year! I sat and drew them and the buyers as well.


We ended our day at de Vere's an Irish pub where DH wanted to hear the live music. We ate a delicious early dinner, mine was grilled salmon over thin noodles in a wine cream sauce with fresh basil and tiny tomatoes. He had fish and chips!

I drew the guy at the bar, two of the three musicians, and a lone woman drinking by herself.

No one noticed that I was drawing!


It was a full and very enjoyable day! A full week too. If you want to see more of it go back to my post on Tuesday where I posted more drawings from earlier in the week. Linking to Paint Party Friday via the icon on my side bar!

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Thanks to everyone who has already bought my book and told me how much they are enjoying it! That makes me so happy to hear!

38 comments:

  1. Face to face relationship? What is that?????
    LOL! Hard to remember the day! I even text my daughters in the other room...and husband who sits next to me with his headphones on listening to music! Hehehe. It is a changed world, for sure!

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    1. Julie, may I please use your quote for my next book? It's perfect!

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  2. Go for it, Lynn! You can use it with or without my name, whichever you think best! LOLOL. XOXO. Happy V-Day!

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  3. Oh wow.. I love a good flea market and we got to go shopping with you. What fun. You are even getting to know people at other places. Shows how much more we SEE when we draw...... HPPF early.

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  4. wonderful and interesting life drawings Lynn, I love visiting you. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh goodie Netty. I love visiting you too!!!!

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  5. I loved the kiddie car. . . haven't seen those in person in years. All the pictures always portray real life. I love them. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    1. That little car was so rusty! I do believe I had something like it as a child with pedals. Glad you enjoyed this picture!

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  6. I love that you are getting braver and braver with each week... not just in your drawings, but in getting out there and doing it publicly... such a great journey to watch...xx

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    1. Well, I have been doing it publically now for a year! But the flea market was a new venue. It's great fun!

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  7. You certainly are casting your net wider! Lovely lively drawings as usual.

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  8. You have been very busy! Those 2 in the top drawing really are a symbol of today's modern world ...

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  9. Lynn I am blown away by how much more detail is going into these newest painting...unreal how you've evolved. You are proof practice makes perfect!! These are marvelous...as the hair hat dude said " you ARE talented!!" Thanks for sharing!

    I think people text back and forth so no one can hear what they're saying!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. So wonderful drawings, fantastic. HPPF

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  11. Wonderfully interesting sketches and stories this week! Sounds like a very good and filling weekend.

    Hope this one is too.

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  12. how funny that the same girl was there with a different friend and still both ignoring each other in favour of their gadgets! I love how much you get out and about and that you always bring your drawing stuff with you - I wish I had the nerve to draw in public but I'm way to self conscious to do it. Love catching up with your week in sketches.

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  13. Love the combination of images and texts, the energy you capture, and the narratives you record in your paintings!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. Love the flea market series, looks like you had a fun time! Valerie

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  15. It's a lot of fun seeing the things you see through art. Love this flea market bit. Looks like it was a fun day. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love "traveling" around with you Lynn. I enjoyed the flea market especially this week. I bought a "flash" car years ago for my oldest grandson. Great that eople are giving you feedback right there. Do you give them your business card, or would that seem too "pushy"?

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  17. Very good story plot, you're very brave, I can not draw when people are watching me.
    Saludos

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  18. Its so interesting how people are very intrigued by artists working out in the open. Good for you. I actually think it is a big step to feel comfortable enough in what you do that you can sketch out in the open like that. I know that I don't feel that I could do it. Wonderful captures of a lovely day.

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  19. I love watching people and I love seeing things through your artistic eyes too!!! well done!!!

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  20. What a lovely week in pictures you had! Nice work.

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  21. Another fun post! I like the one with the girls and their cells.. isn't it always the case nowadays? Fiends go sit together to text I guess haha

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  22. so many wonderful sketches, lots of details too, what fun!

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  23. You've been so busy this week doing your marvelous peeks into humankind. Love the artwork.

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  24. I love to witness how you spread your wings further and further. These drawings/paintings are wonderful, Lynn, so full of life and just a delight. No wonder that people came over to tell you!
    About the girls at Starbucks - I never will understand this. Why not have a real face to face conversation? Will people eventually lose their ability to talk to each other?

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  25. At least your models stay stationary when they're engrossed in their phone devices. Lovely work as usual. It's always a treat to follow you through your colorful day. I love your line and palette!

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  26. Wow Lynn! It's amazing how full you discover that your life is when you start recording it in sketches. I love that you recorded the flea market, but my favorite is your commentary on the two women with the cell phones. Isn't it strange how we live in the most advanced era of communications, and yet we seem the most disconnected we have ever been in human history? Go figure :) I love your sketches - they really tell a story. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri

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  27. So fun and awesome, interesting and lively! <3

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  28. It is great to able to go to Starbucks with you, and, you are so right about life via cellphones! The flea market was cool...I admire you! Love the old music record painting and also the musicians! Thanks for taking us all along too!

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  29. Hey Lynn! :-)

    Taking a quick round around and leave a comment, to thank you for your comment on my blog!

    :-) Ilona

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  30. such fantastic illustrations with incredible details Lynn!!

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  31. Fun and creative...So lively Lynn! So much is happening around, Love to see all the details :)
    HPPF!

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  32. You are becoming the master of the detail in your new locations. I wonder if new surroundings make us more aware??? What ever these are wonderful and I love that you are "out there". I admire your courage.

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  33. just amazing how you naturally include drawing in your activities. well done! really fun stuff...

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