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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Art From The Road!


 The day before we left on our twelve day vacation to Oregon I had a tooth problem and had to stop by the pharmacy to pick up an antibiotic to take while gone. So I drew other people waiting for their prescriptions too. And then on June 25th we took off on our road adventure. DH at the wheel of the car, me with sketchbook on my lap. See DH drive; sunflower fields; and the grand state of Oregon awaiting us. We stopped first at friends in Roseburg (Country Artist Cris and Con) and Glide (Sam and family) You can see photos from trip on the post before this one and the one before that too (family shots).

The next day we arrived in Portland on my birthday! Family took us out to dinner! I even got a vegan chocolate cake! What fun we had.

This next drawing was done at the Portland Farmer's Market! Music and beautiful foods and people abounded!
 

On one of my days I had arranged to meet artist, Judy Wise, for lunch in Lake Oswego! We had planned too to draw each other while enjoying food together. It was such a fun meet up! Judy is a charming woman. We decided we had much in common; besides art we are both "aging hippies" and decided we were aging quite gracefully!

Here's Judy drawing me.


and here's Judy's drawing of me drawing her!


Most of the trip in Portland centered around family. Especially  my 22 month old grand daughter, Allie. Her parents make sure her days are filled with interesting entertainment. And in Portland there is plenty of that focused on ones as young as she. These musicians, The Alphabeticians, sang and played loudly for kids at this cafe! We sat outdoors to listen.


It was hot out and eventually I moved inside the cafe where I watched this rather bored nanny care taking this cute little blond girl.


The week in Portland was more than I dreamed it could have been in wondrous time spent with my son and daughter in law, older grand kids, friends, baby, etc, etc, etc!!!

And then we had to head south. We had a wonderful stop at Artist Cris Marlow and her husband Con's little creature farm home. I didn't draw there. To see photos of her critters go back one post.

And then to Glide where my friend, Sam lives and creates. This is one part of a huge garden she has. I'll post photos of it soon as it is so darn arty as is her art studio and home!


We spend every July 4th with Sam and her family. This is a  drawing I did of Sam and her friend, Ronnie.


On the 4th all of Sam's family comes over for a big backyard picnic. We eat good food. I made a Kale Chili Vegan dish many others enjoyed! They play croquet, have a rock hunt and give prizes for the best rock found in a multitude of categories; I played Spite and Malice with Ann on the left in my drawing here. The gal in the middle got up and left after I just started drawing her so I left her just so...


And after we said good bye to Sam we headed to Ashland on July 5th. Where we stayed with my cousin Betsy! Betsy turned 90 this year. But it doesn't mean much, as we had a hard time physically keeping up with her pace. She is so active and fit it put me to shame. We are the same height. She weights a good 16 pounds less than me, and I find her a terrific inspiration for good health and fitness. I vow to get to her weight in the next year! I swear she will live to be 200 easily!


Here Betsy and DH are looking up something about the stock market on my iPad.

And then we went home. It was the best vacation ever!!!!
If you want to SEE my beautiful family go back two posts! Lots of photos from the trip there!
 
Happy Paint Party Friday!
Thank you for visiting and looking at my art.
Your comments give me much joy and encouragement to keep drawing!
Thanks, again.
 
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My friend Patty is home. Still dealing with cancer. Having chemo treatments.
Your continued prayers for her healing and well being are greatly appreciated!
 
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36 comments:

  1. Well, firstly a belated Happy Birthday...you kept that one quiet Lynn! lol.

    Lovely to see all your drawings from your trip, the people you draw seem so real, as though we all know them personally.

    Good wishes are being sent for Patty...fight on dear girl, we are supporting you with thought.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Nice to hear this about my people! I'm glad they come alive for you, and thanks for thinking of Patty! It helps!and birthdays, yes they keep coming, thank goodness! ;-)

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  2. wow you had an amazing holiday and wonderful sketches to treasure of your trip Lynn,hugs Annette x

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  3. I love how you captured your honey's facial expression in that last one. It's always so FUN to come see what you've been painting.

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  4. Wow your art is wonderful as is the sound of your great holiday and your aunt!! Thanks for sharing all these amazing drawings...and the one with Judy Wise is so fun!! So much to love here...the garden picture, the one with sam and ronnie! I love how you do musicians, and loved the one with Dh and your aunt!! Glad you had such a nice time... still praying for Patty!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. This is a great vacation and sounds like and looks like you had a great time. You were all around me. I live on the beach in Florence, OR.
    Happy PPF
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  6. Yes, Happy late Birthday. Looks like it was a wonderful vacation. What fun looking at all your drawings of this event. Totally awesome. Thank you and Happy PPF!
    gloria

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  7. your colourful life in pictures, very nice!

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  8. Your beautifully illustrated art journals are sure to become family heirlooms. Blessings my friend!

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  9. Fantastic journey! How great to have lunch with Judy Wise and your other artsy friends. And time with family all beautifully captured!

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  10. i'm sending healing thoughts and prayers for Patty. i enjoyed your journal drawings!

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  11. Lovely, lively sketches, fun and summery! My favorites are the band, you and your friend drawing each other and the garden... but they are all great! :) Loved reading about your travels! <3

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  12. Love all of these, how wonderful to be able look back now and in years to come.

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  13. What a great trip, and such fun art, I love that your friend drew you drawing her!

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  14. What a fabulous holiday Lynn and so many wonderful sketches to remember those special moments. I am glad to hear that Patty is well enough to go home:)

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  15. Very good all your sketches, your style so cool I love you know!, Congratulations I've seen out there that was your birthday. A greetings

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  16. What wonderful sketches thought the band was wonderful and the garden sketch is lovely..
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  17. Oh, it looks like a wonderful trip. How fun to have two artist dates on the way as well. Thanks for sharing your lovely drawings! Happy PPF!

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    1. Three!!!! Cris Marlow, Sam Moore and Judy Wise are all wonderful artists!
      Cris works in oil paint, and draws! Sam creates wonderful paper art; and Judy art journals, and encaustic AND she sews/creating wonderful arty clothing!
      I am so lucky to have all three in my life!

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  18. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your sketches. I wish I could break that barrier and go out and sketch. It looks like it has really enriched your life!

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    1. It more ways that I can count! And to think a bit over a year ago I did not think I could draw! Really!!!

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  19. a belated happy birthday dear Lynn! What a really fab vacation you had and your happy illustrations prove it! Happy PPF!

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  20. What amazing art from your trip...looks like it was wonderful! And what a great thing to have to remember your trip by.

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  21. Love your sketches from your trip. I especially enjoyed seeing you draw someone who was drawing you. What fun! A late happy birthday.

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday Lynn! Enjoyed your drawings and all the places you visited.

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  23. Marvelous drawing of your trip. Judy Wise is a lovely person. I had a chance to take a class with here and it was wonderful. What a fin experience to draw together like thst. xox

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  24. It is always fun to see your travel sketches Lynn. I am so glad you got to see Cris again.

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  25. OMGosh you tired me out. I loved the whole vacation (Happy Birthday). You have a great family and friends. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. Oh Lyn, you really have an amazing gift being able to sketch your everyday life like that. These are such beautiful memories.I like it how you didn't finish the girl in the middle because she got up and left. Good to hear that your friend Patty is back home, hopefully the treatment will be succesful.

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  27. I feel like I was on vacation with you - photos are great but these sketches are priceless. I enjoyed this post and the art work immensely.

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  28. Great fun, Lynn. Thank you for our PPF Travels with Lynn. Continued prayers for your dear friend. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  29. Love your drawings, they are so full of life, with all it's little quirks =)
    Happy PPF, have a great weekend.
    xx

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  30. Your sketches are so fun! HPPF!

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  31. I have tried sketching in public a few times recently and I always think of your work here. You are my hero! Your sketch-each-other lunch date with Judy sounds like too much fun.

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  32. Thanks to all of you who like my drawings for your kind words. You are who keep me drawing every day!

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