Thursday, February 28, 2013
People, Places and Things Not Necessarily in that Order
I drew this boat the same day I did the others last week, it was just on the back of the other boat page and I missed it then. Oops! It might just be my best boat so far!? I like it. It's just ink and watercolor!
I had a hair appointment this Tuesday! I was early because I wasn't working that day, and I left the house to go to the post office first giving myself plenty of time. So when I got downtown I knew I was early so I sat in my car outside the salon and drew the old building it is in. It's an old former spot for the Odd Fellows Lodge. I wonder how odd they were? Sorry, I have no idea what that organization is all about. I should look it up instead of making jokes about it.
Well I didn't have a clock or watch with me, my cell phone was dead so I lost track of time and was LATE for my hair appointment. I am leaving this ink drawing gray to commemorate my new hair style. I have stopped having my hair dyed and as my hair dresser of the last 20 years reported to me, as of now I have no pigment left in my hair. NO color! I am gray! The funny thing is I do not see it. I see a little bit, but I guess I am in denial, as it looks sort of sandy brown to me in the mirror. My husband just shakes his head when I tell him this. Apparently I am a mix of different shades of gray and white. I wonder when I will SEE it myself?
I think I am a bit odd and old like this building, but slow to accept this stage of my aging process!
After my hair cut I went across the street and ate and drew at the Pure Grain Bakery. It was lunch time. The guy in front of me had a wonderful shirt I had to capture with ink. His business is called "Grumpy's". That's a car above the name. Then it says: "Gas & Grease"; Served Without a Smile ... Bring in Your Car, I'll find something wrong with it!" I thought it was hysterical so I sat and drew that with care ... Then I turned to the window and drew the young woman on the patio outside even though it looks here as if she might be talking to Mr Grumpy! I sat there with my colored pencils and colored them in at my lunch table! When I got home I added water and some water colors for his gray hair and her skin. The rest is water over colored pencil! Cool huh?
And last but not least, I had lunch yesterday at Tacos Jalisco. It's Wednesday and that's the day "The Floor Guys" eat there. You can see them squeezed together on the far right. They came in after I'd drawn the party of four on the left. I sort of over exaggerated the guys hair on the right, but it was spikey. I got the directions right! Again, I colored it with my new pencils there. My first times coloring in public this week!!! A new first! I love how the water later made her plaid shirt bleed. The walls are watercolors. So is the sky outside the windows. And the table cloths. I left the chairs and the letters dry so you can see the difference.
I'll link this to Paint Party Friday tonight for tomorrow. Visit the other artists via the icon on my sidebar. There is always a ton of great art to see there! And I have made so many new friends on that blog site. Thank you all who come and visit here to see how my week has gone by. And thank you for your comments. I appreciate them so so so much!
(PS. I sold another book this week. Thanks to whom ever bought it!)