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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Every Day in September, El Cerrito Free Folk Festival, Starbucks Folks, ETC.

 
A prompt for U in Everyday in September was Uni. Of course Freda's Unibrow came into my mind immediately! This is maybe my 3rd time drawing her. Such an inspirational artist!


 
Last Saturday we went to the Free Folk Festival in El Cerrito, CA where we listened to musicians all day long ...


We listened and I drew as many of them as I could for 4 and half hours: total: 30!

2 braids, one long, one short

We knew some of the folks there going back to the 1970's when we first started going to folk festivals in the Bay Area. My husband sang a solo in the "Out of Harmony's Way" group in the afternoon, and he got his  usual response: Amazement! And lots of YIPS!~




It was fun watching clothing too. There was floral and Tie-dyed, silks and linens, music note prints on socks and guitar printed shirts!


The age range was mostly older folks like ourselves, those old 1970's hippie types, but a few young people too. We sure hope this genre of music does not die out with our generation!




Afterwards, we went to my daughter's home for dinner. It's always fun being with our kids and grandkids!


I'm trying out some new art supplies here: A toned art journal, and "Generals" pastel pencils. I'm enjoying using them.



Here they are again, but on white paper!


The last prompt for Every Day in September was "The end of September, the road, of life as we know it ... be creative." I was going to make a collage of all the drawings I did for that challenge in September, but my computer program brought up all the art I've done since I started Sketchbook Skool in 2014 (April). It about knocked my socks off seeing how much I had drawn in all that time in one place!


And now we begin Every Day in October. The first prompt is "Pink Ribbon (for Breast Cancer Awareness Month)". We are to be creative. So I drew my best friend from childhood, Patty, who died from cancer two years ago (July). My tribute to my greatly missed best friend. I love you Patty.

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I wish you a Creative Week! Enjoy whatever form that takes for you!

I finished another book. I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I am learning a lot about WWII, this time in the Pacific. It's a heavy read, but I couldn't put it down.

Thanks for coming by and for your comments that inspire me to keep drawing! I appreciate them so much.

32 comments:

  1. You are such an amazing observer (artist) Lynn and I agree I hope this kind of music lives on!

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  2. Lovely sketches... I enjoyed seeing the festival through your eyes!

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    1. Oh good, glad I brought it to life for you! Thanks!

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  3. When I see all of your people sketches it reminds me of the song that has this refrain "People who need people are the luckiest people in the world"...

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    1. Lisa, that made me smile and chuckle! It's so me! Thanks!

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  4. very impressive seeing all that art together in a collage :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, yes, it blew me away!

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  5. Stunning Frida !! Your sketches are all so full of life and well observed, Lynn.
    Fabulous works.
    Happy PPF xx

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    1. Thanks Sirkkis, I'm glad you like my Frida!

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  6. All wonderful sketches. Have a nice weekend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  7. It's always so much fun seeing your sketches, they always draw me in.

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    1. Oh goodie!!!! Come again next week, I've already started on those!

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  8. Great post Lynn. I loved seeing Frida and all the people you drew, they bring a smile to my face. SO fun knowing you.

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    1. Thank you Kate. I like knowing you too!

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  9. a lovely tribute to Patty... and I was wowed by that collage of your work... it looked spectacular!

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    1. Thanks Tracey. Patty will always be in my thoughts and heart. Yes, the collaged wowed me too, surprised me!

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  10. Remembering Patty and the sweet frienship into which you gave us a glimpse ... just looked at her picture on you side bar before I saw her in the post! I like the effect of the toned journals. Your humor on the Starbucks sketches are so fun!

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    1. Thanks Minnemie, I'm glad you like all this!

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  11. What a wonderful group of sketches. I am blown away by all the sketches you've done. Sometimes I feel like I haven't accomplished much and looking at a collage like that is a great reminder of all you've done

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    1. Thank you. It's amazing how it all adds up over time!

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  12. Wow that's an impressive amount of art! What a sweet tribute to your friend, she looks very kind.

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    1. Patty had a heart of gold, glad you could see that!

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  13. It's phantastic to see all your different and unique characters! I enjoyed it very much to scroll up and down all your great sketches!

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    1. Stefanie, I'm glad you had fun visiting my blog! Please come again!

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  14. Look at all of those paintings for a year! Wow! Seriously impressive! :)

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    1. I just figured I am averaging about twenty drawings a week now! Between my visits to coffee houses, Every Day in _____ the current month, and other events I attend I draw just about everything I do in life!

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  15. As always, I enjoy your wonderful artwork. It is SO intriguing, interesting and fun.

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  16. Goodness gracious! You have been busy! My favorite is the one with the mouse. :D

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