Thursday, May 22, 2014

"My Week Started and Ended at Tacos Jalisco Sandwiched Around Family Time" Lynn Cohen

My week often involves at least one visit to Tacos Jalisco to eat lunch and draw. One of our lessons at Sketchbook Skool is to lay paint on a page and draw over it once dry. This is my second "Mexican Flag" painting with patrons at the Mexican restaurant over lunch. You can read this art journal page to see who was there.

A different lunch was a week and a half ago at the Academy of Sciences where I went to draw with these women, one I had met at Sketchbook Skool and who I learned lives fairly nearby me. We drew all morning and shared our art afterwards over lunch.

Last Friday was Grandparents Day at my twin grand kids school. I've been enjoying this day there since they were in Kindergarten. Now they are in 4th grade. Later at their house my grand daughter drew in her art journal while I drew her doing just that!

Her twin brother enjoyed his soccer magazine, probably thinking of his upcoming championship game. I enjoy drawing these kids and encouraging them to draw too.

On Saturday we went to visit my uncle Harry. He is grieving the loss of his beloved Mimi who died on May 2nd on her 95th birthday. They were together for 69 years. This is not going to be easy for Harry. He was asleep in his chair when we got there. I drew him before he woke up. Then we spent an  afternoon grieving together and getting him to tell us stories of their early life together.
At my other blog, Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens we are drawing to the theme of "Daily Life" for two weeks. I drew my art supplies on my drawing/computer desk, after buying some new  pens. One just cannot have enough pens. I liked the Faber-Castell colored pens I found in the scrap booking section at Michael's this week.

And I wrap up the week with lunch once again at Tacos Jalisco. I sketched these folks quickly as I waited for my lunch before hurrying back to work at my office down the street.
I thank you all for dropping by to see my art efforts.
I appreciate your leaving your comments.
Have a creative week!

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  1. Wow, Lynn, I see Skool has really inspired you--great production! Very cool drawings and I liked the kitchen ones, too. Isn't it exciting to be back in skool?
    best, nadia

  2. I like the idea of painting colors on the page and then drawing over it. In what I was doing before all this stuff happened to my back, I would have swirled paint around and then looked for what I was going to draw in the way the paint settled--

    I remember when the twins were little little! It goes so fast, doesn't it? It seems like my dad was right when he told me that the older he got, the faster the years went... Jenny starts HIGH SCHOOL this year! She'll be the only kid at home...

  3. For a working person you seem to really find time for all your sketching. I love these and enjoy seeing what new techniques you incorporate in your sketches from what you learned in Sketch Skool. Great job!

  4. As always! I adore your spontaneous and from life drawn pieces so much!
    Loose and so artsy!
    Happy PPF!

  5. You do the best, most dynamic sketches! I look forward to your work every week!

  6. Great selection from your life journal, all beautifully done Lynn. Happy PPF, Annette x

  7. These are great sketches. I always admire people who are able to do them this way. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I really like the one where you put the paint first and then drew over it. Gives an interesting result. Love all of your other pieces as well, and feel so sorry for uncle Harry. That must be so hard to lose a partner after that many years ...

  9. Lynn it is always a joy to see your art each week. Drawing, sketching, painting your life is so wonderful.
    Have a great weekend

  10. I loved being a part of your family visits today, Lynn. Your sketches are always delightful. Being a granny is great, as you obviously know. How neat that you are successfully passing on your art talents to your grandkids. Uncle Harry probably cannot live long enough to outlive the grief he is feeling. I hope the family will help keep him busy (as possible at 95) because doing things helps with the acute pain. With a marriage of almost 70 years, the two were truly one and he has lost a good part of himself. God bless him.

  11. oh what fun illustrations capturing the daily doings of your family Lynn. And I love the painted background for your luncheon sketch-wonderful!

  12. Lynn, you have done a lot of artworks! A beautiful story about the past last week. The paintings are so beautifully colourful and have so much energy:) Happy PPF.

  13. I love the truck on top! Love seeing inside your journals!

  14. Tacos Jalisco really sounds like a wondrous place, based on your delightful sketches. I like the way you did the colors of the Mexican flag in that first page. Blessings!

  15. Lots of work this past week. Think my favorite is the first one with the multi colored week.

  16. I love journeying with your through your week - your marvelous illustrations make the trip so much fun!

  17. Wonderful compilation Lynn....I wonder if you look back on these journal type pages if they will speak to you differently down the road! I know many artists intuitively see things months and years later that weren't as clear while creating!! Love the art supplies...very cool and your grandson reading....even with the larger ear...

    Hugs Giggles

    1. You always pose good questions! I'll keep this in mind. Thanks! Giggles!


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