Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another art filled week

I'll begin with the last drawing I did this week (so far) which I actually drew for the prompt on my other blog, Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens: Tools.

This is my new art supply bag and it's a real dream, as its so roomy and easy to use! You can see how much it can hold! 

You know I love drawing at Starbucks, and making my people talk ...

... or dream up stories about them!

          "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie "

Cartoons for prompts for Everyday in January ...

       "Snug As a Bug in a Rug"

This one is "My Time Flies":

A friend at Sketchbook Skool drew me this week, as part of some homework for our Expressing klass on lettering, so I returned the favor and drew her:

It's been a difficult week as we waited for a dear family member, the father of my children, to die, which he did early this morning. I drew my way through several days of learning he was in hospice, my kids at his side, along with his dear wife, her kids, grandkids, and our two oldest grand children. We remained friendly over the years and family gatherings were places we could be together comfortably. 
So I feel his loss deeply. He was a good, loving man. I will miss Michael and am very sad for our kids and grandkids! 

It's hard not to think of ones own mortality at a time like this. Art helps.

I'll let these two speak for themselves.

Some of my homework for Expressing klass:

Earlier in the week at Starbucks:

Another selfie!

Starbucks people 

More lettering

Another crazy selfie:

 "Painting The Town Red" was a Prompt for Everyday in January. 
This reminded me of buildings I drew in Germany  last year!

More homework:

Collage of first 15 selfies this month 

"A Herd of Turtles":

This was selfie #15. I apologize if I am repeating some pictures from last week. I'm too tired to check that out! 

I visited my friend Deb,who is recovering from surgery. I drew her sister... She's reading Danny Gregory's book "A Kiss Before You Go" about how he used drawing and keeping an art journal to process his grief when his wife, Patti died. Deb is grieving the recent death of her husband! I hoped the book would be helpful to her and she said it was. 

Meanwhile back at Starbucks ( can you tell I'm a little discombobulated today? I am!

This might be a repeat too!

This is Deb, I need to call and see how she's doing! I talked her into joining sketchbook Skool and she already did some awesome art! Art heals, you know!

Breakfasts at Starbucks:

People leaving before I'm done with them can be a challenge...

And I'll end on a happy note with my dancing mouse and pig!

Wishing you a creative week! I apologize if you are seeing any of this for a second time, but I know you'll be understanding and let me off the hook just this once. 

Be well and enjoy every minute! It's what we've got!
See you next week! 


  1. Wow, what great post with so many stories... Love a bug on a rug - looks so happy there ;))
    Happy PPF to you xx

    1. Thanks for dropping by, sirkkis, happy to see you here!

  2. So sorry about your loss sad for your family!My condolences!! Love your new art bag...fabulous, and all your selfies especially the whimsical one...which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!! So many wonderful pieces...I hope your sketching gives you some solace during this time of grief!

    Big hugs Giggles

    1. Thanks for your words and for last weeks too! I so appreciated your reactions to my art in that post!

  3. Your sketches always make me smile. How fun!

  4. "art helps" applies every single day! and, like you, thinking about what I want to do every day with my life leads to so many ways. Shalom, my friend!

  5. I love all your lively sketches. I love earwigging on peoples convos in Starbucks. Sometimes they are fascinating and sometimes they are boring and about their kids' soccer teams! Happy PPF

  6. I just love your drawings, sketches,'s so fun to see! Happy PPF and have a GREAT week. Rasz

  7. Creativity abounds in this post, Lynn! Love your sketches! Btw, a tip that I learned from a Craftsy class I took with Marc Taro Holmes is that, when your subject up and leaves, use the parts from a different subject to complete the person you're sketching. Marc said he does that all the time because people do move or leave.

    Again, my sincere condolences on your loss. Very sad when a loved one passes. xo

    1. Serena, thanks for that tip. Actually, I often do it myself already! Yesterday I turned a guys head into a woman's curly hair when he got up just as I began drawing him!!! Does happen from time to time.

      Thank you for your condlences. I appreciate them.

  8. Wonderful journal pages, Lynn. I love your A-Z and your "painted the town red" buildings. Your pages are always so fun, capturing the joy of life around you. :)

    1. Thanks Alexandra! Glad you enjoyed your stay!


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