Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Creative Lettering, Cafe Drawings, and Garden Bounty


Welcome to my week of drawing, klass homework, gardening, cooking and photographing! 

A week ago Thursday we could be found at Barnes & Noble Cafe, where I combined last week's lettering lessons and neon markers into my usual cafe people drawings.

You've got to recognize these guys by now! This has to be at least the 3rd or 4th time they've made it into one of my art journals!

More signage homework for Creatve Lettering klass in Sketchbook Skool. This is the last week of this month long klass and I am really going to miss it! We had new lessons and homework each day!

I just cannot nor do I want to stop learning more Creative Lettering!!! 

It's very fun applying what I'm learning into my daily drawings in my art journal! 

I had my yearly medical check up and was glad to learn I am still healthy! 

I think the way I've been eating for the past four years as vegan is really paying off. When I started I was overweight and I've maintained the 23 pound weight loss all this time, along with positive other health changes. Got off of two medications! 

I love organic veggies. These zucchini I grew myself in my new garden! Everything else are from organic local farms, bought at our farmers market.

I also grew this curved cucumber, the strawberry plant, the Japanese eggplants and the tomato plant that stem of leaves came from to make the letter "e"!

And then I drew it all to spell Love! I love getting up in the morning and going out to the garden to see how things have grown over night. I check again at noon, and again in the evening. I've taken to eating my meals on the patio. The hummers, butterflies, bees and birds keep me entertained! It's so peacefully beautiful! 

I have to tear myself away to go out to draw!

So many interesting people are out there just begging to be drawn! 

More playing with fonts! 

And then we got introduced to "Word Puns":

I was so thrilled when my first sunflower bloomed this week. I planted the seeds a month ago in the ground!  I have 17 sunflower plants and as of today three have opened up! 

I have five watermelon and at least three cantaloupe growing too! It's all very exciting. I'll continue to post photos as changes occur! 

That was my week Thursday to Wednesday! Stay tuned. I'll be full of more adventures next week, I promise!

Have a Creative Week! Enjoy each day! Life is precious!


  1. Another lovely week of sketches and things Lynn! Glad you remain healthy too!

  2. Here is much colour, too. Autumn is bold colour's time.You have had a busy week, I see. Great sketches as always.
    Happy PPF xx

  3. Wow I see such an amazing variety again this week...and some changes in your all the new enhancements!! The fonts are fabulous...with new colours...all such fun! Love how you marry imagination and reality to your illustrations! Wonderful organics...we love all the fresh farm produce of late yummy. I counted five veggies we had tonight. Not to mention all the great fruits available now as well! Love it! Great pages too!! Love how you are still like a kids when it comes to your garden! Beautiful sunflower! Hard to believe it took only a month from seed to flower!

    Hugs Giggles

    Hugs Giggles

    Hugs Giggles

  4. wow what a plethora of wonderful art! Love your letter play Lynn! I took an online lettering class from Joanne Sharpe and loved it. Also have her book which reminds me it's time to bring it out and play again:) Your veggies look gorgeous and I love your drawing of them too. Beautiful sunflower (which begs to be drawn too:) Happy PPF!

  5. I am loving the words you are adding to your sketches. I think they give more "atmosphere" to your pages. Not sure atmosphere is the word I want. And I love all the fonts because they certainly do each give a different emotion. Glad you decided to stay blogging. I would miss your Friday posts other wise. Hugs-Erika

  6. Wow, Lynn, I love the variety. Your drawings are great as usual and I am impressed by your ability to draw women with their legs crossed! Don't think I'm able to pull that off. Anyway, your lettering is so fantastic. I love the pun letters - how neat! I have always loved graffiti type lettering so I am enjoying your sharing of your class work.

  7. I still love Mr. Blue Headphones, but my new favorite is Ms, Still Sleeping ... The way her brows and eyelashes echo the double e's in "sleeping"

  8. The you are in a roll with the creative lettering! Great job! Love your creative use of your veggies too.

  9. Enjoying your blog... one drawing at a time. It just makes me happy. TFS!

  10. Another week of great art! It's nice to hear that you are a vegan too, it's such a beautiful lifestyle. I also enjoy the veggies right from my garden and farmer's markets.

  11. Not without coffee. . .love the different personalities and quite interesting how they are so different from where I lived (IL then FL) and where I now live (OK). Love the dialogue and the interesting detail. Blessings, Janet

  12. Great art and is it my imagination that there are more men to draw than women? I am a vegetarian, not vegan, have been all my life. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

  13. Love all that creative lettering, Lynn.


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