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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Busy Drawing This Week Lynn Cohen


Next month I'll be starting Sketchbook Skool on line. The first two artists teaching will be Danny Gregory in LA, CA and Koosje in Amsterdam. I was watching a conversation between the two of them about the classes while I quickly drew them in caricatures.  I hope they won't be offended.


Over at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens our new theme: "Kitchen"  started March 1 and is running through March 15th.  I drew our cat Henry V eating his morning meal on our Kitchen floor. His spot.


Then I made my own breakfast and stood and drew and painted the fruit I set out for making my morning smoothie: Non-dairy coconut milk, organic blueberries and strawberries, organic apple and grapefruit, and organic banana. A hand full of almonds. They all get into the blender cup and are pulverized using my Ninja Pro Blender. It's a quick, nutritious and delicious breakfast. I sometimes use fresh organic pineapple, and greens like kale or spinach. Cinnamon and walnuts or Brazil nuts, Flax and Chai seeds add more health benefits.


At lunch I opened a can of Amy's Organic Chili. Also delicious. No preservatives or additives. Very Vegan!



Dinner is a bit more of a production chopping veggies and sautéing them in olive oil in a wok.
The recipe is intermixed with the veggies and fruit. I forgot the garlic. I always use at least two or more fresh garlic cloves! I served this over a layer of Farro cooked al dente, delicious whole grain.


I caught DH making his own breakfast in the kitchen ...


... followed by my morning smoothie prep of blue berries, strawberries, apple, pineapple, Brazil nuts, cinnamon, non-dairy coconut milk.



 

 Another dinner this time using my beloved "Spiralizer" that turns veggies like zucchini into pasta shaped food perfect for a lentil marinara sauce dish!
 


And this kitchen is at Tacos Jalisco, the place you know I go to draw and eat. They make me an excellent veggie bowl with grilled vegetables, rice, beans, lettuce and thick slices of avocado.
If you are new(ish) to my blog you might want to check out my book:
"One Fish Taco, Half an Order of Guacamole, A Year of Drawing Over Lunch at Tacos Jalisco"
via the icon on my side bar.
It's all about how I got brave enough to draw in public and the wonderful people I met and drew along the way. I hear it has inspired more than a few others to start doing the same thing.


Back at home I drew our two favorite cups, his on the left, mine on the right.


And finally this vase of flowers from my Kitchen Counter. A full week of art making close to home mostly in my own kitchen. Kitchen being our theme these first two weeks in March at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens. Come join in the fun at this active, friendly blog with 22 other artists. It's an open group. Leave me your email here or there and I'll send you an invite.

Happy Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketchers too! Those links are on the sidebar here.

Have a fun creative week and thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.
I appreciate them so very much.

60 comments:

  1. Fun to see all your work in one place. I love the vase of flowers. That is a very pretty vase too. Happy sketching.

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  2. How awesome that you put them all together like this. I love your sketches and am having fun with Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens (PPPP). Have a great day tomorrow. Happy PPF!

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm enjoying your art there!

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  3. That cat is the best, and the pitcher! I love it!!

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  4. I love this compilation. The cat is awesome...love the colorful produce and that wonderful vase of flowers!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Great sketches and loving the cat. Enjoy your new class. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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    1. Thanks Netty. I'm looking forward to class.

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  6. Love seeing all your sketches this week Lynn. So pleased that PPP&P has taken off so well :-)

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  7. You have been busy this week. I like all your sketches. I wish we had fresh fruits and veggies all the time here. Ones not from Chile or some other far away place.

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    1. Yes, we are fortunate in California!

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  8. It's nice to take a look in someone else's kitchen for a change. Might give me some inspiration ;-) Great illustrations!

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  9. Wow, wow, wow! Lynn, you have really been painting and sketching up a storm. All of these live up to your usual fun and lovely standards and are so enjoyable to look at. I especially like the back view of your hubby and I love the cat eating. How cool! And yes, I learned to fly fish with my dh. I kept some of the fly rods when he died and hope to go fishing again some day, maybe this year later on.

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  10. I feel like I followed along in back of you as you went through your day sketching and painting. I like it!

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    1. Thanks Irene. I wondered who that was?

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  11. you've had a busy week!!

    I would love to have signed up for Sketchbook Skool but had already signed up for another online course. I can only commit to so many things before I start stressing myself out!!

    can't wait to see some of your work from the Skool :)

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    1. I know what you mean. After I signed up I saw another one I would have enjoyed as well, but not enough time and money to do them all.

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  12. Yay! We're going to be classmates - I signed up for sketchbook skool too!
    I am such a fan of your drawings and the way you document your life through illustration... All of these are fabulous! And coconut milk is my favorite liquid to use in my daily "green" smoothies too... It looks like we have very similar eating habits :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  13. Hi Lynn,
    My oh my you are one prolific artist! Adore the kitty cat .

    Still thinking about joining, not very good at prompts.

    Annabelle : )

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    1. Ah, it's fun & with plenty of room for thinking outside the box!

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  14. I too am a vegan. I would love to join this group. pennybiz@yahoo.com is my email. What is sketchbook skool? I think I missed that post.

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    1. You've been sent an invite, see you there! ;-)))

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    2. Google Danny Gregory to find Sketchbook Skool. As far as I know it's still open enrollment. Six or eight teachers will teach different classes of one week each, I believe. On line. In early April.

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  15. I am just amazed at all the drawing you do Lynn. Thank you for the PPPP blog too! It all gives me the inspiration and drive to keep at it- despite my elementary attempts. :) Happy PPF!

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  16. I think all of these sketches are great - but I really love the ones that show the ingredients. I also am impressed by your healthy eating - well done!

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    1. Thanks, it feels great being healthy!

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  17. beautiful sketches this week Lynn, full of colour!

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  18. wow, you've been busy making really great art!

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  19. LOL Your posts are almost all food related. Nine sketch of the instructors.

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    1. Well gee, Joan, I wonder why? LOL Thanks.

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  20. Your post made me hungry for the healthiest of foods!! Great job of the KITCHEN theme! Can't wait to see the work you create in Sketchbook Skool! I'm very fascinated with that type of creating - you already excel at it!!

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    1. Wow, thanks. I've only been at this three years now, a mere novice. But growing, I thinks so.

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  21. Wonderful Lynn! I see your visual diary is still going strong. Nice fresh drawings and I love the spilled cat food around the cat bowl!
    Happy Painting!

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    1. Thank you Nora! Means a lot. Yes, messy cat he is.

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  22. I love your sketches Lynn, so free & easy! They're wonderful!
    Happy PPF!
    Alison x

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  23. Gorgeous sketches Lynn, they are simply beautiful!! Love the sketches of your food particularly.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Nora

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  24. Hi Lynn, love to see and read your blog. You have a black cat just like mine with white toes :) You are getting so good in your drawings and it seems like a great group that you are in now, paper, paint, pencils and pens. Im looking forward to see how it will go with your school :) Have a great day :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sigga. So nice from you these words are! Fun twin cats. I too wonder how the classes will affect my art? We'll see. ;-)

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  25. I love your sketches this week - so colourful + lovely. Danny Gregory is one of the biggest inspirations to me - I would love to hear him teach!

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    1. I do believe the classes are still open. Come join in the fun. Thanks for visiting me each week too!

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  26. Fantastic sketches..the cat is my fave...magical.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! We are kind of partial to this cat as well!

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  27. It is so fun to see all your works in a same place same time! You have been at work, busy! Very nicely done everything!!

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    1. Thank you Sirkka, sweet of you to come here to see them again!

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  28. My goodness Lynn, you are such a productive artist! Each post is a visual feast. I completely want a fruit smoothie now! Yours look delicious.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Funny, I just finished the last sip of my morning smoothie as I am reading this today! ;- It was good too!

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  29. Wow - you have been busy! So many wonderful sketches! Keep up the great work and happy PF!

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