At Sketchbook Skool we are under the tutelage of Cathy Johnson, a wonderful naturalist artist, writer and teacher. This page is from one of her lessons, plus one of my favorite burrowing owls from a photo I took a while back.
Our lives often include live music. Last Saturday night we went to a local farm in our valley and listened to a fav trio. They had added a bass player for the evening. My husband used to teach with the male guitarist/singer.
Two of the women sitting in front of me turned out to be artists too. One approached me when she saw me sketching.
On Sunday we went to visit Uncle Harry. He has added to his plate of grief, since his dear wife of 69 years, my aunt Mimi, died in May. He's now also lost his two sisters, the youngest, just a few days before we got there. So the visit was a mixture of sad and happy time.
I drew this first drawing after lunch when Harry had fallen asleep in his chair back in his room. He had one eye open and one closed. Tricky, but he can do it.
I love that he lets me draw him. He was wide awake for this one.
Then back in Sketchbook Skool I was still using my owl photos to draw birds, which was part of the homework.
As I said before I love these burrowing owls. Some of you may remember the photo I got of these two, which I called "The Loving Couple". It was in a juried art show last year.
Now I have it on a sketch too. And I've added it to my Zazzle shop where you can put it on a mug or t-shirt or card, etc. Zazzle.com/Lynnc1 is my shop url.
Today I went to Tacos Jalisco for lunch where I drew these two gals. I thought it was funny that one of the women was holding her fork and knife this way. So I turned it into a cartoon.
Woman #1: "I'm ambride-knife and fork-terous!"
Woman #2: "Yeah? Kool!"
It's rare to see people at TJ's on their cell phones. When this couple came in her body language initially was to lean forward toward the guy as if to engage him in conversation, and he reached across the table as if to touch her hand or arm, but before he actually got there she had pulled out her phone and was looking down at it. I could only imagine his disappointment, and after a few minutes, he too pulled out his phone, and before I knew it, both were in other worlds looking at screens, not at each other.
Some of you may recall this portrait I did of my friend Patty. July 31, 2013 was the day she died.
Bringing to an end our 73 year friendship. Well, she is still my best friend. I think of her every day, and I can be found talking to her too from time to time. I wear a piece of jewelry Patty gave me every day, not always the same one, I mix them up, but always something from her, to keep her close.
Just needed to share that today.
"I love you Patty"
"I know you do Lynnie, I love you too!"
"Friends Forever, Today, Tomorrow, Always"