Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Weeks Art by Lynn Cohen

Excited and looking forward to the third class I will be taking in Sketchbook Skool.
I drew Danny Gregory talking about third semester called
"Storytelling". One can take any of the classes in any order they want.
Some I believe start this month and some in October.
Check it out at
I like to think that my blog tells a story ... the story of what I am doing in my life ...
For instance I drew these folks at a Starbucks late last week ...

... and then a couple of days later I drew at another Starbucks in our home town ... where I found these girls studying from books and laptops both!

A few days later found us at the bank where we had to wait a while to talk to a representative. These folks were waiting too. So I drew them. They were not together, as they appear in my drawing. I started with her, and she got up and left before I even got to her face ... then he sat down and I made him fit on my page making them look quite familiar with one another. Sometimes I do match making in my art journals.

I draw just about everywhere now. This day I was on the phone at my desk at work so I drew on a piece of copy paper and used the ink pen I found there to draw some of the things on my desk while I talked and listened on the phone.

Yesterday was the birthday of three of my grandchildren! Our grand daughter in Oregon, turned 21, and the twins turned ten. We had the good fortune to be able
to be invited to a family gathering here, starting with picking the kids up from their school in the afternoon and taking them to their house where we gave them our gifts. It was fun seeing them made happy with simple things like a glue gun! (I thought my grand daughter was going to become unglued over that gift she was so excited!) And ski gloves and playing cards and art and maze books. They are easy to please.

After they opened their gifts they had to finish their homework, which gave me a good opportunity to draw them. They are getting so grown up ... we remember back to when they were born pre-maturely, and taken from their mom, my daughter, by Caesarian birth, weighting a mere 2 pounds (him) and 3 pounds (her) respectfully. Now they are fully formed, bright, happy, talented kids who are stars in so many ways!
Such joy they give us as grandparents. We ended the evening with a lovely dinner out at a Japanese restaurant, the kids choice; and later back at their house a home made German Chocolate cake made by their dad, that looked good, but we just watched them eat it.

Happy Paint Party Friday! Thanks for your visits to my blog. Your visits and comments warm my heart more than I can say.

You might also enjoy peeking in at my other blog, Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens. A place where everyone is welcome to join in the fun drawing to a theme that changes every two weeks.


  1. I really love your daily captures. Such a great way to document moments! Happy PPF!!

  2. I look forward to seeing your sketchbook each week... such dynamic drawings!!
    Happy PPF :)
    no. 17

  3. Your blog does tell a story. I know some things about your life which you share with us. And I love your drawings. One of my favourite blogs btw but I am not telling you it may go to your head.

  4. Yep your blog does tell a story, wonderful art!

  5. Happy Birthday to your wonderful grandchildren! All the best to them!! Yes you tell a wonderful story. "Your life, through the eyes of an artist!"

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Love all of your drawings Lynn especially your life drawings. Happy PPF, Annette x

  7. I'm a fan!
    Do you paint your drawings later at home or at the scene?
    Happy PPF!

    my blog is here - > BLOGitse

    1. Sometimes there as I did here/there at Starbucks and at my grand kids home. The last one done with colored pencils only. The one at the bank I painted later at home. Because the rep called us to her desk to talk! Thanks for following me!

  8. Your blog certainly tells a story! I love how you can document everything so clearly and easily. It must be so great to look back on those sketches in a years' time and recall what you were doing then.

  9. i signed up yesterday for the "Storytelling" klass. I can't wait!! Every one of your pictures always tells a great story. I enjoy visiting your blog so much.

  10. More fun sketches. You already tell stories with your work. Will be fun what you do on your trip.

  11. I enjoy your artwork SO much. I know I've said this before to you, but I won't be a bit surprised to see your work published someday. WOW!

    1. Thank you Beth. You know my very beginnings art is published by me in a book for (ebook, paper and hard bound) through Blurb books. You can see it on my side bar called "One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole A Year of Drawing Over Lunch at Tacos Jalisco". It's all about how I first ventured out to draw in public and how I overcame my fear of doing so. You can see a preview of that book by clicking on the icon on the side bar of the book cover.

  12. Great sketches, Lynn. They're always vibrant and full of life. :)

  13. I agree Lynn, I think your posts do tell stories and they're wonderful.
    Brilliant sketches too.
    I'd love to be such a prolific artist and not be so shy about sketching in public.
    Thank you for the inspiration
    Happy PPF

  14. Can't believe the kids are 10 already - wow. enjoy!!

  15. I am in awe of your sketching ability. You get so much character into these pictures with just a few lines. I love those people in Starbucks. Happy PPF

  16. Fantastic sketching. I always wanted to be able to do that, I know, I know, just do it. . . Practice, after all, makes perfect. You have a vast head start. Love how you tell your stories. Blessings, Janet PPF

  17. someday i hope i draw as often as you. what a gift!


  18. I like your matchmaking on paper.


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