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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Holiday Memories, and Cows! Lynn Cohen


One of the gifts I made this year was for my son, an art journal depicting his early years. I stopped far short of getting all of his fifty years into the book, but promised to continue it on visits to his home in the future. It was a birthday gift given eight months late! This was the last drawing for the cover of the book. (Dan and his children and wife)



When I was in Portland last week we went to see "The Nutcracker Ballet". It was the first time I'd seen it! I was mesmerized.



Other gifts I made this year were drawings of family members. Above my dear brother, and below
my twin ten year old grand children.

 
Meanwhile back in Sketchbook Skool we started drawing cows... One of our Klassmates, Louise Fletcher, does these amazing cows. I liked them so much I bought a years worth of her cows on a calendar she produced for sale. Find it at Redbubble!
 
My cows here below were spotted along the road between Vacaville and Dixon, CA.
They were a friendly group just waiting for me to capture their likenesses. I think I did a better likeness of them than I did my family.
I'll keep practicing.
 

And finally, my last drawing is of a buffalo cow we saw a few years ago on one of our "out west" trips! Drawn from a photo I took then.


Thanks for coming to see what I drew this week! I appreciate your stops and your comments too.

Have a creative week.


15 comments:

  1. What nice personal gifts you made. I love cows. They seem so serene.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, glad you enjoyed seeing them.

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  2. What wonderful gifts! The cows are delightful but the buffalo is a winner for me. Love your art.

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  3. Wow, wonderful sketches I love your style!!! The cows are great! Where are the trilobites? I love rock hounding!

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  4. Lynn, love your cows and the buffalo is great. I'd love to have you share over at my blog. I am offering a new way of sharing on Fridays. http://thequeenofcreativity.blogspot.com/2015/01/express-your-creativity-week-2.html

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  5. What a wonderful gift for your son!!! It must be amazing. How precious! I love the sketches of all the family members, the ballet, and those adorable cows. The journal page with the buffalo cow is fantastic!

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  6. While I always love your sketches, Lynn, and really enjoyed seeing what you have done for your family, I have to say it is the buffalo that intrigues me. I'd hate to meet up with that guy. My other favorite was the sketch of your brother. It has life!

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  7. Wonderful family portraits Lynn Love your brothers hands those are fun!! Your cows are great too and I love the other artists cows I remember seeing them before and thinking how fabulous they were!! Thanks for sharing your family!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Your work is always outstanding Lynn. Love your pages. Thanks.

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  9. Love the title and great post as usual. Take care

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  10. What a wonderful gift and glad to see you are still doing your wonderful illustrations ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  11. lovely meaningful work this week Lynn!

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  12. What a fun post filled with fantastic memories, Lynn. Thank you for sharing your lovely journal pages with us! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  13. Hello Greetings,

    The drawings are fantastic and I loved the sketch of the twin ten year old grand children.They look very stylish.

    Best wishes

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  14. I had to catch up. I enjoy your blog, your art and your family. You are filled with so many blessings. . . may you have many more blessings in 2015. (((Hugs))) Janet, PPF Cows, lol. Cute. Love the Buffalo (cow) tremendously.

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