Here goes, my art from this week: (22)
Day Four, Every Day in December: "By the Moonlight"
At Starbucks, my away from home art studio of choice ... always something of human nature to observe and draw!
Same day, other people, other activities ...
... and yet another part of the room ... near, mid and far!
Day Five, Every Day in December: "Because I am Happy
Next Day at Starbucks: Saturday ...
... and ... my husband does pop up in my art from time to time. Do you recognize him by now?
On Sunday, I went over to my friend's house to help her with some office work ... actually I sat and drew as she did the work, just giving a few tips here and there. We are both in the same type of business as mental health therapists. In fact, she and I go way back. We even went to graduate school together and graduated in 1988, then got our therapist licenses at the same time in 1991 and opened our separate private practices.
Deb has a very big kitchen with lots of appliances neatly lined up on the kitchen counter. It's not as cluttered as my picture makes it look. It fact it is super clean and neat.
She worked at her computer and we talked and I drew.
... and then we talked about art and drawing and I suggested she draw me and she did. I think I have got her interested in joining me at Sketchbook Skool in January! That will be so much fun.
There will be a NEW KLASS: check it out here www.SketchbookSkool.com.
Day Seven in Every Day in December: "Cotton Candy Day". I had no idea there was even such a thing as cotton candy day, but I have fond memories of eating this spun sugar as a child at county fairs.
The people in this drawing are cut outs pasted onto the page!
On Monday, we were back at Starbucks so I could draw some more people. I love the varied cast of characters I find there. Different every day!
And depending where they are sitting in the room their activities differ. Laptop people mostly sit by the wall that circles the far perimeter of the room. Mostly because there are plug ins for their computers. And they come in different moods.
When we first go there these people were all sitting down at a large long table. But as soon as I got my stuff set up they all got up to go. These few stayed behind for a little while talking just long enough for me to get a quick sketch of them.
This is a guy I know getting ready to go on a trip.
Day 8 for Every Day in December was "Gilded".
I drew my grandmother's menorah which we have been lighting with candles each night adding one more candle for each of the eight days of Chanukah. The menorah is actually brass, but I thought it would do as long as I painted it gold.
Day 9 for Every Day in December was "Weary Willie Day", another new one for me. Emmett Kelly the clown apparently is honored on this day. He represents the times of the Great Depression in the 1920's and 30's in the USA.
For something different to do today, my husband suggested, since I didn't have any clients I needed to see on Wednesday this week, that we go to the ocean. It was overcast, but we figured mid week we'd be the only ones there. So we made the drive to Bodega Bay.
And it was overcast, but not cold, but gray and drizzly. I stood outside to draw and paint.
My page got drizzled on, and that worked out fine as my water soluble pencils and crayons went on easily with the misty water and I did not have to use a water brush.
I walked around out on the bluff and I saw and counted 21 black cormorants, six pelicans and numerous sea gulls on a large rock in the ocean. It was so beautiful out.
On the way home we stopped in Petaluma, CA where we had dinner in this Mexican restaurant. The guy with the beer was looking at me, probably because I was looking at him. On the way out he told me he liked my hat! I thanked him.
It was a good week for drawing. I hope you had and will have a creative week ahead.
Thanks for coming by and leaving your comments. They really do keep me drawing! I am always happy to learn when I've inspired someone else to draw in public.