Monday, October 27, 2014

Busy Week in Art and Life

Well, Art seems to be my life!
This past weekend we went to spend one night at my daughters so we could take our grand daughter to her soccer game on Saturday morning. Actually the ice cream was AFTER the game; Yael likes to draw me and me her so we did this while we were there (again) I think we've been doing this since she was six. She's ten now.
(In fact she drew the photo of me in my self published book you can see on the sidebar when she was seven)

The game was exciting. It ended in a tie score. Yael made the one goal for her team and blocked the last goal attempted by the other team at the end of the game! She is #20. I was attempting to draw action shots, which isn't an easy task, as the running is short lived and the standing around is much longer!

Earlier in the same week we went to Stockton to visit uncle Harry. He enjoyed looking at photos and my art done in Europe the past month! It's always a pleasure to feel like we are brightening his day, as he is still grieving the loss of his younger sister and wife. But he was in pretty good spirits in spite of all that.


 This past weekend there was a Sketch Crawl with the East Bay Urban Sketchers and I went to Jack London Square in Oakland, California to meet up with them. We were eight all together. The majority of them are also Sketchbook Skool Klassmates, which was fun meeting them in person for the first time!

I started by drawing this huge crane that moves cargo onto ships! I thought it looked like a gigantic dinosaur. I think you had to see the real thing to see it that way!

From there we walked over to the farmers market that was going in full swing. Live music helped me draw this scene above. The produce seller from "Swank Farms" came around to see what I was doing and gave me a nod of approval. When I turned my angle a bit I saw this tall pole with all the bicycles hanging from it and the flags waving in the breeze. It was a warm sunny day! One little girl stopped to see what I was doing and said "That's really good drawing!" I told her she could do it too and she nodded her agreement back at me! A passing guy also told me it was good. It's nice to hear this when you are out in public drawing!

Later we gathered together to eat our lunches and I drew the group! I had more time so I drew this new friend (SBS) too.

When my husband came to pick me up, some of the group had left already, but he was able to take this great photo of the four of us still there! It's so much fun to meet up with other artists and draw together. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
That's me on the far left waving at you!
Four of the Eight of us who came out to draw together on this day!

Happy Paint Party Friday ... Happy drawing and creating ... We've only been home less than two weeks from Europe, so images of that still dance in my head, but slowly I am acclimating to being back in the states, home with my cat, house, job, and "normal life" ... but I sure wouldn't mind still being traveling!


  1. Great sketches Lynn. Looks like you had a good time with the urban sketchers.

  2. Glad to see you got to visit family and sketch and also do the Sketchcrawl. Looks like Uncle Henry is doing OK given the circumstances. Sketchcrawls are always fun and having other people around sharing your love for sketching make it a great day. I wouldn't mind still traveling felt like I was still on my trip since I had so many posts to do to show it all and I just finished the other day. I like reliving it!

  3. great pics here, lynn! i love the drawing by Yael, too. sounds like a fun tradition you two have going.

  4. What fun this all must have been...great photo of your friends and you are a cutie pie. :)
    Sure enjoy seeing your art.

  5. Wonderful sketch pages, Lynn. I LOVE Peet's and haven't been there in so long! :) Wonderful work and happy to have you back with us this week.

  6. Love the picture of you and your friends. You look GREAT!

  7. Fab sketches of your great time. Happy PPF, Annette x

  8. Your sketches are wonderful. It looks like you had a week filled with fun adventures. It is great how you are able to capture all that you do with your sketches.

  9. These are wonderful...I love Yael little sketch she did for your book I often smile with joy when I see it!! My favorite here is the guy with the argyle socks...soooo good...oh my perfect!! Love the photo of all you ladies too! Did you all plan to wear hats? Love them!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. I love all your sketches Lynn. So much fun. Happy weekend to you.

  11. What a great way to capture memories - by sketching and painting them! Wonderful work! Happy PPF!

  12. It is truly a blessing that you had that great trip. I always wanted to travel and see all the places, this historian read about. . .alas . . . I still wait. . . . It is wonderful how you encourage the young and everyone about drawing. It is a gift for some and others it is work, either way, it can be done by everyone with the fortitude to really want it. That's always a good. Blessings, Janet PPF


Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!