Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Every Day in July, Sketchbook Skool Playing Klasses, Starbucks, Pure Grain Bakery, and MORE
Time marches on ... I got this time piece at the local farmers market from a local jewelry maker, who painted the top of the watch. My husband loves pocket watches, I thought it was time I had one too. It's fun to wear in my pants pocket and pull out on it's long chain to check the time. I drew it for Every Day in July prompt: "#16 Old School, back then.
In Summer Skool Sketchbook Skool we were to draw one thing in many variations. I chose to draw our teacher, Danny Gregory, over and over again using different pens. He liked it. It's fun getting kudos from our teachers in Sketchbook Skool.
Another assignment in SBS "Playing" was to use ink blots and turn them into monsters! My monster was a mean guy on a trapeze.
For EDJuly we were to draw in the style of an old Master painter. I enjoyed using new water soluble crayons my friend, Carmel Campbell, gifted me. I love how the lighter colors are not covered over when water is added to the darker colors next to them. The fun of wax.
Again for ED July we were to come up with a song title and draw it. Well, I drew this group of people at the Pure Grain Bakery on Saturday, and then chose the song title to go with it: "People"!
This was a fun hap stance for me. A woman walked by our table when I was deep in the zone drawing those people up above. She asked me if I had drawn "Tacos Jalisco." Of course I told her I still do, but not this week. At least not yet.
Meanwhile back at EDJuly the prompt was "Transformation". I drew me in my over sized jeans having used eating vegan/whole foods to transform myself from a size 12 to a size 6 these past two years.
I continue to draw in my fold out art journal on toned paper, made by Carmel Campbell for me. I especially enjoyed drawing the fabric of the dresses two of these women were wearing.
Monday I had a dental appointment for a teeth cleaning, but before that we stopped in at Barnes & Noble's Starbucks and I drew these unsuspecting folks. I really appreciate how still they sat for me to draw them.
Later we went to lunch on the Marina in Suisun where I drew boats for a plain air piece for Every Day in July prompt: "plein air"... The women below were also eating outdoors as were we for more plein air drawing time.
That night for dinner I made lentils and sautéed veggies and drew it while it cooked to post over at my other blog with Ann Hyde, 'Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens' where we are currently drawing our favorite meals. You can join us there you know!
And finally, again for Sketchbook Skool, Summer Klass, Playing, I was to draw S L O W L Y, something I do not normally do, that's why they call me "Flash Cohen" over there. But I took my time to draw the mess or piles of books on our couch and end table. It was fun, especially all that cross hatching on the couch.
Now I need to catch up with the prompts for Every Day July and my next Sketchbook Skool assignments. Never a non drawing moment around here.
HAVE A CREATIVE WEEK and Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visits and your comments so much.