Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My Art This Week, and Introducing Artist Margo Rivera-Weiss and Her Wonderful Art


Last Thursday I had lunch at Tacos Jalisco with these folks. Well, they sat across the room from my table, and that made it easy for me to draw them all before they finished eating and left! I loved the diversity of the group!

On Saturday, we went to Starbucks to draw. Well  I draw, my husband drinks the coffee and reads.
The group on the far left in back are regulars. The gal with the tissue box was immersed in her iPhone I think, the other two gals were right in front of me and were talking away a mile a minute.
I used my husbands cup holder turned inside out to stamp some fun lines on the page.

This drawing was done in the "Spiral" method I learned in Sketchbook Skool. The little knob on the bookshelf window was my center point. And then I drew out and around from there. I am featuring two new bookshelves of rod iron on each side of the barristers bookcase. The books are all my art journals and other art books. The bottom middle shelf holds art magazines. I have over 40 filled art journals on these shelves. There are more on my desk in the kitchen I am currently working in. Yes, I am very proud of this collection, some going back to 2009, but most over the past four years!

We went back on Sunday to Starbucks again. I enjoyed drawing the backs of these guys and the fronts of the gals. No one here was together with any of the others ... all either loners or with someone else who did not get drawn.

That evening we had dinner with friends. I hadn't seen my friend in a couple of years! We had a lot of catching up to do. I met her new fianc√©! It was a happy time seeing her so happy! I drew them as they washed up our dinner dishes together. Dinner was delicous, and so was the conversation!

I am continuing with Every Day in June. Well, started it. I didn't quite finish Every Day in May.
This time I made my own art journal for it using some ledger pages I had on hand. The cover is Strathmore Watercolor paper with cardboard in-between and taped together.
I used rings to hold the pages together for easy turning.

June 2's prompt was "Shell Game". I took it literally!

I'm continuing collaborative drawing with my friend, Carmel Campbell in Oregon. This is the beginning of a trip we'll be taking abroad, through our drawings.

And then I drew Jason Das, our last teacher in Stretching, a klass in Sketchbook Skool. We are on Summer Break now for at least a month, as we await Danny Gregory and Koosje Koene's next plans for us.

Now I would like to introduce you to another artist:
Margo Rivera-Weiss

When I went to our local Farmers Market last weekend I picked up a copy of East Bay Edibles!
And who should I find on the cover and inside,  but my new friend from Sketchbook Skool and East Bay Sketchers, Margo Rivera-Weiss. There were several pieces of her wonderful art plus an article. (I'm not sure you will be able to read it here, but do find a copy on line if you can or a hard copy if you are in the area.

Margo of course draws food for this food magazine ...

And tractors ...

And tea pots!

Here's the article about artist Margo Rivera-Weiss

Now I am off to Belgium to meet up with Nathalie Renotte, a klassmate from Sketchbook Skool, to draw with her and her friends there! Stay tuned!  (PS Carmel became otherwise occupied and couldn't make the trip so I am going alone. But knowing me, I am never alone for long!)

Have a Creative Week...

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Your words inspire me to keep drawing! Really!!!!


  1. Excellent sketches, Lin! You have made so many friends thru Sketchbook Skool all over the world. You did a good job on the sketch of Jason...and since I know him I can tell. lol Love the colorful sketches from Taco Jalisco and Starbucks. You have been busy!

  2. I forgot to say, I like your EDJ sketches. I decided not to participate. Doing the EDM made me crazy some days since I hate to get behind and I had so much going on. I'll be watching to see what you post here. Have a great week.

  3. Your illustrations always have so much energy! Happy PPF

  4. Your's is work I now stop and look at properly. Loved the spiral drawing. Sooo many art journals!

  5. Very cool! I told myself that this week I was going to sketch more....but I only managed one location piece, while in the passenger side of our car on a long-distance drive! I'll try for more this week.

    As always, your work is inspiring and wonderful!

  6. Wonderful sketches, and what an impressive collection of art journals!

  7. Lovely sketches and so full of life.

  8. You are one amazing woman Lynn Cohen...and your art is notably better and better each's so amazing...I love the book I am so impressed!! Your tenacity is something else!! Everything seems more vibrant and solid and just well....gorgeous and amazing!! Wow you should be the poster girl for late blooming....

    Hugs Giggles

  9. as always you astound me with the quality and quantity of your beautiful work!

  10. I love seeing your drawings of where you had been. I think that is such a great way to remember life in action. Margo's work is beautiful. What a fun job to have in the magazine! Have a great PPF! Rasz #62

  11. Love your post Lynn. Its full of all the juicy work you have done. You always amaze me.

  12. i love seeing ypur pages! the bookshelves is my favorite, even without color. it makes me jealous again that you are in sketchbook skool! i would love to join

  13. Your drawings (people) are so real to me. I can see and hear them. Have a great trip and I look forward to the new drawings/paintings. Blessings, Janet PPF

  14. I always feel like I have gone out on the town with you! You really capture each person's gestures so well! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I always enjoy the stories of people that your artwork tells. I was also fascinated by the bookshelf sketch you did, as well as the technique you described. Blessings, my friend!

  16. Lynn, I love your work. My favorite this week is the black/white sketch of all the books. How fun! :)


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