Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Another Week, Another Bunch of Drawing(s) (22)

Welcome to my week! I draw myself through it.
I make up lives for the people I draw.
I hope they don't mind.
They will probably never be the wiser.

 These two women were at opposite ends of the room, but I wanted them both on one page so
they are dueling for table space!

And these two were sitting above them along a wall of individual tables. Doing their own thing(s).

I wonder if you recognize these two. They are there every week we are there. We all go there on Thursdays. I haven't figured out what they are doing yet. They talk a lot discussing something, then they both get on their own computers and write away!

Now I'm back at the other coffee house. The woman on the far right is a regular of theirs and mine.
The other person was new to me. She was very intent on what she was doing. The drink was not really inside that long box, but in my drawing it climbed in all by itself.

These women were all waiting in line to order. Three were on their iPhones; and one was looking at he stuff they have for sale there.

There were so many people sitting around on Saturday! I just eyeballed them as I drew them one by one until I had them all (almost).

Another day another mood. I liked the pink lady curled up with her feet underneath her, and the tall woman in the long skirt and jacket reading the newspaper. The pink woman was talking to the woman in the plaid shirt, but I had to draw it otherwise.

There were a lot of people there again, and I enjoyed drawing three generations of this family.

Again, folks standing in line to get drinks and ogle the goodies for sale.

On Easter Sunday I expected to see people all dressed up. One young woman had on a summer dress. She is sitting on the lap of her friend. They all were happily engaged in conversation.

The next day was Monday and this gal seemed to have a frown on her face as he read the local newspaper. The news is often dreary.

The gal on the left was very, very sad. At one point she was crying.
I wanted to get up and go give her a hug.
But she was with someone, so I hoped he'd take care of it.
The other two fellows were deep in conversation.
Another day, and more conversations: In case you find this hard to read the gal on the left is saying: "Trust me, I was married to him for five years. He's not good for you!" And the gal on the right is thinking: "But I love him!" It will come to no good, I just feel it in my bones. (that was me talking)

Today the huge group of workers gathered at the long table where we normally sit for their business meeting. They talked for quite a while. Long enough for me to draw them all,
and then they got up and returned to work. I colored them from memory after they left.
It wasn't too hard as they mostly wear black.
Now we back to Every Day in March
where we draw to a different prompt daily.
I will put the prompt under each drawing.

I drew our cat Henry!
 "A Classic Movie"
I chose "Singin' in the Rain"
In the late 1960's a serial killer was busy killing people very near to where I lived at the time.
They called him the Zodiac Killer. I forget why.
But this was taken from a wanted poster at the time.
I thought of the song by Billie Holiday, "Stormy Weather" and drew Billie.
This one is self evident.

This is what I look like when I am in snow country.
Which thank goodness is not very often.

My husband asked me out and he took me to the Renaissance Faire for our first date
 on September 17, 1978.
It was a fun date. We saw people in costume there, but we were not. He did however, have a long bushy, red beard at the time. We never stopped dating after that day 38 years ago this year!

A while back I drew this Selfie and I offered it up for coloring to my fellow klassmates in Sketchbook Skool because it looked like a page out of a coloring book in black and white.
 One of the people who took me up on my offer sent me what she did and here it is. She is Jane W. and I like her colors in my hair very much!
For your information Sketchbook Skool is getting ready to announce a NEW KLASS!
Check out their website at the red link above!
Thanks for following my week and my art on my blog each week.
I appreciate your visits
and your
keep me drawing!
See you next week?
I hope so!


  1. wow, so much beautiful work,, its amazing what you accomplish,, I enjoy it all so much,, thank you for sharing,,

    1. Thank you Laurie for coming by and enjoying!

  2. Just love stopping by to see what has been happening in your week.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

    1. Thanks Vicki Ann (Sandy)!!! Thanks for looking forward to it and to visiting each week! Love it.

  3. looks like a lovely week was had as prompts, I like the singing in the rain one.

  4. Looks like you had a fun week at your various cafes, love all the sketches. I often go into a little Italian ice parlour here for a coffee, and there the people all talk to each other, which makes a pleasant change. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  5. Thanks for your weekly great drawings and observations. Love your Henry xx
    Happy PPF to you xx

  6. Goodness, you have been busy! I have to say, the Ladies in Waiting are my favorite.

    1. Oh good, thanks! I like hearing which drawings speak to people!

  7. I love the drawing of Henry... looks amazing... and i like that you are capturing more and more expressive faces... each is so individual and closely observed...

    1. Thanks for your observations on my observations, Tracey, it's much appreciated!

  8. I love the stories you give with your coffee sketches. lol Great sketches and observations.

  9. Your drawings are so entertaining....and they tell the story of life so in the coffee shop, out and about! Very enjoyable!!

  10. I admire you for drawing people in public; I'd be so afraid they noticed me and get angry at me for watching them when they thought they were doing their private it's-none-of-your-business thing....did you ever have a nasty encounter? but your drawing are great and telling stories!

    1. No, Anja, I have yet to have an angry encounter. Only positive encounters. But mostly no encounters, I think because others are busy doing their own thing they don't notice me doing mine. IF I THINK THEY DO NOTICE I LOOK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION,

  11. Beautiful details -- I especially enjoy the drawing of your cat -- great line work!

  12. Love your work and the stories that go with your sketches. Very nice.

  13. Great drawings! You really know how to tell a story with your art.

  14. I must say I always get a chuckle out of the commentary...I'm with you on the stupid woman not heeding the other womans warning... So much fun here! Thanks for sharing your full creative life!!My favorites this week are the business meeting and the blue laptop...

    Hugs Giggles

  15. Thanks giggles for sharing your favorites with me! I look forward to your reactions each week! It's great knowing I'm making you and others smile and laugh!


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