Thursday, June 2, 2016

Arting with Granddaughter and Alone! Fun Week!

Another busy week making art! Today we went to the Barnes & Noble Cafe! I was immediately drawn to draw and color this young woman's pink and blue hair! 

I'm continuing playing with Juliana Cole's mixed media and Vin G's portraits from Polishing klass in Sketchbook Skool now ended! 

I'm getting my models from the sktchy app on my iPhone and iPad! It's fun when they realize they've been drawn and let me know they like it! 

Last weekend we went to Grandkids school for Grandparents Day! Always enjoyable! Was sitting outside my grand daughter 's art class room and drew her and two friends! Later back at the house I added to my initial sketch! 

Her art teacher, learning I was a sketchbook artist and seeing me and my art journal in action, invited me to come and teach a sketchbook workshop/class next fall! (A presentation not a whole class)! I am stoked!

I drew the kids the next morning on their devices! Still in their PJ's! 

Then Yael and I created side by side! I taught her the new mixed process I am just getting into! This one is mine ...
And this one is hers! 

She is really a very good artist. She's been making art since she could hold a crayon! I love watching her process. She's 11 years young.

Later in the week I was back at Starbucks to draw! 

I felt sorry for this elderly woman. Even though she was surrounded by grown kids and grand's it was obvious she felt out of it.
And I was busy with Sketchy portraits!

I'm really enjoying working in my Ledger book I found at Goodwill for 99 cents! The pages are thick enough for all my markers, with no bleed through to the next page. Only Winsor & Newton brush pens bleed to the back of the page. But not to the next page.

I'm loving embellishing them!

Two to a page is fun too!

I'd given Yael a Magna drawing book and I think she turned out ten or more of these one after the other! She's as fast as her grandma. This is copying and she said taking parts from different examples to make one figure all her own. She even took it with her when we went out to dinner and continued drawing at the dining table while we waited for our food.

First I drew these people at Starbucks ... and then ...

... embellishing later at home!
And more today at Barnes & Noble Café in a Pentalic Travelers Art Journal:

(his words, not mine)

And today again! Top done there and bottom finished at home!
I think these look a little blurry because I transferred them from my iPhone to the computer. Sorry about that.

I'm pooped from so much art making, but I know I'll be amped to get back to it tomorrow!

I'm wishing you a creative week!

 I learned today that a therapist neighbor in my office building is an artist too! She agreed to join me for a drawing lunch at Tacos Jalisco! Nice to discover a drawing buddy so close to home!
Happy Paint Party Friday.
If you are in California don't forget to Vote at the Primary on June 7.
See you at the polls.
Bernie has my vote!!!


  1. Wow! You are super productive! Love your sketches!! <3

  2. You are such a prolific artist! I love the mixed media portraits you did, especially those sketches you did using models from the app. Happy PPF, my friend!

  3. I love that you get to share "arting" with your grand daughter. Curious about the "mixing" you refer to and love your samples. Happy PPF

    1. Me too, she's so focused in her creativity, my grand daughter! Check out Juliana Coles for Extreme Visual Journaling. She has a web site, or blog! Or take her klass in Sketchbook Skool Polishing section! It's the best!

  4. Wow you have been busy. I do love seeing all of your art. Looks like your grand daughter has inherited your talent.

    1. Thanks Nicole! I'm a believer in learning by doing as opposed to talent in art! I do believe she is on that learning journey as am I! Just my humble opinion! Another words I believe anyone can make art if the want to! They just need that desire and practice!

  5. I really like your sketches from Sktchy! I will have to check it out. There are a lot of diferent angles and perspectives which would help to draw in different angles and perspectives. It is amazing all of the art that you do in one week. It is wonderful to see that you are involved in your granddaughter's art life and school. Thanks for sharing again fellow Sketchbook Skool fan.
    Happy art week to you, Lynne!

    1. Thanks Renee! Yes join Sktchy, it's great fun? I love looking for unusual poses and expressions! Today I drew a woman with green hair. You'll see her next week! ��
      Glad you like Sketchbook Skool too!

  6. I always enjoy your sketches of the people. .it is so difficult for me. I've done portraits but daily sketching others, whew! Congrats on the class next year. Love the boy and girl 'two to a page.' Blessings, Janet PPF

    1. Thanks JKW, some days it's hard for me too, but I make my self push through. Some days I'm very relaxed and it just flows easily. Other times I feel stiff and the voice in my head doubts I can do it. But I do it anyway! Those drawings usually look tighter.

  7. I think it is so great that you and your granddaughter have been sketching together. That is such a great thing to share and something both of you will always treasure as a memory. I like the new mixed-media process you are using. You're getting some really great results.

    1. Thanks Joan! Yes been making art with my grands since they were babies! It stuck with Yael who is quite the confident artist!

  8. Wow Lynn such exciting news about teaching a class...good for you!! I love what your granddaughter are such an inspiration to her obviously! She is very talented!! Such a sweet bond! Sad about that old lady... I love the ledger art with the boy and girl...wonderful..and your new piece with that graffiti style is awesome too!! Thanks for sharing so openly...always a fun visit!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Thanks your visits and your comments!


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