I thought I'd get your attention with this "Imaginary Animal" I drew for Every Day in August! Don't be afraid, she doesn't bite!
I'm really enjoying this new hand made accordion art journal a friend made for me. The pages are white and square, which I thought might limit me, but since it's accordion style I can just keep going beyond those parameters as you can probably make out, and add people as I go ...
For Every Day in August again, we were to draw a cartoon/story artist's work we liked and I am a big fan of Lynda Barry's work. I have several of her books, this was taken from "Big Ideas" and I got a kick out of realizing that she wrote it when she was 27 in 1968, which makes her exactly MY AGE today! What a hoot!
My doctor sent me for a Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine! Have you had yours yet? I drew these people waiting for injections in the same area before my name was called!
Meanwhile back in the accordion art journal people were waiting in line at Starbucks to get coffee and tea I imagine on Saturday ...
and I show you this one so you can see the continuation of the first page in this book from my #2 picture shown to you today!
Again, Every Day in August asked for a favorite Holiday Memory! I loved Halloween as a kid. Patty's mom always dressed up as a witch and made wonderful parties for us. She made carmel apples, popcorn balls, and we got to bob for apples in a bucket of water, and even try to catch some in our teeth hanging from strings from the ceiling (the apples, not us)! It was great fun.
But when I took my own child to her house on Halloween when he was just four and the witch answered our knock she scared him to pieces! That was the last time I knocked on her door for Trick o Treat!
We went to lunch in Benicia last week and happened on to a Jazz ensemble to enjoy while eating and drawing there. They didn't seem to mind that I was drawing them. Maybe they were too into their own zone of music that they didn't even notice me.
The final prompt for Every Day in August was to draw in the style of Lowry. I had never heard of this artist so I looked him up. He draws skinny long people dressed mostly in black. And they rarely if ever smile. Every one in the group thought I captured his essence in my drawing. I think I got the dog right!
This was the day Fred ran in for coffee-to-go and I drew from our car. See the steering wheel in the lower left corner! The guy in red was alone at first and seemed rather uncomfortable. I don't think I had anything to do with that. I was just starring at him! But he made a call and shortly thereafter a young woman came to sit with him and he was very happy to see her. Obviously he felt safe again.
The other couple came later and sat on his other side, but they fit better on my page here. They chatted away with great abandon and were not aware of me drawing them from my car.
Continuing along in the accordion book on yet another day at Starbucks, these folks were all very busy in what they were doing and none noticed me at my table across the way drawing them. I keep stressing this so those of you who think about drawing in public, but haven't yet got up the courage to do so, will realize that most times no one has a clue you are drawing them. They could care less, really!
Same day, just further down the page, as new folks came to take the chairs of those who had left before them. Again, you can see just how focused they are on what they are doing! They will not know YOU are there! Go draw them at YOUR Starbucks!
And last but not least #2 prompt for Every Day in September, was "Bling"! I am such NOT a bling person at all. I do not own a diamond. My wedding band is a $12 silver band bought in a craft store at the mall all those many years ago, because when we married we were poor as church mice!
These are drawings of jewelry I own and like. The top is a pendant I wear on a silver chain containing turquoise and a few other gem stones, given to me by my best friend, Patty, made by an artist.
The earring is one of a pair I found at a flea market years ago. They are delicate silver and a blue gem stone. I like wearing them.
If you think you'd like to draw EVERYDAY of the month using prompts set up by a group leader you can find Every Day in September in Facebook. We just started so you will have no trouble catching up at all.
Plus there is no pressure to do them all. You can start on day 2 today or wait until tomorrow, but don't wait too long, I'd love to see YOUR ART there!
Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments mean a lot to me, they keep me drawing for sure!
Wishing you a Creative Week!