Thursday, October 13, 2016

Musical Week with Lots of Postive Moments

Let's start my week with a contribution to Inktober prompt "Lost", also posted in "I Love Creative Lettering", showing, admitting to my being directionally challenged, which I am! 

I love this quote! Because I've been guilty of doing the crying, but am getting better at enjoying the moment and trusting that there will be more moments ... And enjoying the other moments in between even if I find myself enjoying them by myself!

A very fun day full of moments, musical moments and moments full of drawing opportunities, happened last Saturday when we went to the annual El Cerrito Free Folk Festival.

This guy wound up sitting next to me when he got done performing on the open mike stage and he SAW THAT I WAS DRAWING HIM, yep, got caught in the act. Well, he loved it! He asked if he could photograph it! I gave him one of my new artist cards I told about in last week's post. He agreed to sign this drawing. It was an exciting moment for me. Then I drew the next guy singing and Shawn's woman friend said "It's awesome!" It's nice to get positive feedback about what we are doing in life. 

Here's another story for you. I drew the lady in the yellow dress at one workshop, then wound up sitting next to her at the end of the day at the last singing event we went to, which happened to be Shawn again singing in a trio. Suddenly this women looking down at my feet exclaimed "My God, you have tiny feet!" I was a little taken aback as I'm not used to people exclaiming over the size of my feet. 
Later, after we were walking back to our car there she was again staring at my feet. To tell you the truth her feet didn't look that much larger than mine. But I guess she found mine to be unique. (They are small, my husband calls them hooves!) tee hee.

I love this woman. I see her at all the music festivals we go to. She has the sweetest smile I've ever seen! Her eyes twinkle when she smiles. It's a joy to see. I enjoyed drawing her.

It was fun listening and learning about songs in Yiddish. 
My dear late uncle Harry loved the Yiddish language, so of course I thought about him while listening to this music.

Some was in Ladino from Sephardic Judaism.

It was a great day full of great moments.
Hopefully we'll go again next year.

Then I continued my drawing in coffee cafes.

And I continue drawing for I Love Creative Lettering ...

And Inktober, prompt "Jump" ...

Inktober "Transport"

Inktober "Hidden"
Drawn from Sktchy photo.

And I'm back to Sktchy site drawing portraits from photos and I used it for Inktober "Worried". 

Sktchy and Inktober "Scared"

And for "I Love Creative Lettering".

And finally done today at Starbucks, two guys I've drawn numerous times before ...

... Two new guys talking in American Sign Language ... I wish I'd remembered more of what I'd learned a few years ago, not that I wanted to eves drop on their conversation, but it would have been fun to recognize some signs I'd learned. 

And lastly, a lady in pink! 

It was a good week full of good moments. I hope yours was too.

Now let's head out to another Creative week! 
Happy Paint Party Friday
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, as they keep me drawing!


  1. What a full and fantastic week you had, and made lots of great art. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. I'm always amazed at how much art you produce. It's seriously impressive.
    Congratulations on keeping to the InkTober Challenge. Love your designs.
    Happy PPF to you

  3. wow-SO many wonderful sketches-I feel like I just had a walk through a gallery! Happy PPF!

  4. I love your sketches and the stories they tell.So lively, it is almost like watching a stop-motion movie :) Have a great weekend Lynn.By the way, do you share your garden somewhere?

    1. Yes, on Facebook! I post photos once or twice a week!

  5. Great post, Lynn. I enjoyed seeing Sadie singing (she should wear sleeves, though). Brian is great and so is the wheelbarrow couple. Love the Dr. Seuss quote with your beautiful lettering.

  6. You have had an interesting week. Wonderful sketches and stories as always.
    Happy PPF ♥

  7. What a full week. Love how you express yourself.

  8. Terrific sketches, Lynn. Your inktober sketches are fully imagined. I am afraid I follow inktober only in spirit. I am not very good at creating art to prompts. But I admire those who do.

  9. great work, i sooooo luv the jump in that 'jump rope'
    happy PPF

    MUCH LOVE...

  10. Great work Lynn. It always amazes me how much you get done! I love your new way of coloring in your figures....

  11. Amazing work Lynn. I love it all and want to be you:-)

  12. Great variety!! Love the added fonts lately! Short and sweet today, lights flickering!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. Wow Lynn! Great drawings and so many of them this week. I thought the feet thing was really funny. I have long feel and they have never had a comment. Very weird, at least you got to sketch her before ending up next to her and her staring at your feet. I love all your sketches. You bring your posts alive! Have a happy PPF and a great week. Hugs, Rasz

  14. Wow! So much creativity going on! You're very brave to sketch in public.

  15. I love your people sketches. All shapes and sizes, the variety of people you see. Amazing!!

  16. Lots of fun people! I especially like Sadie's dress.

  17. You're so productive! It's amazing how your sketches show each others personality...
    Have a beautiful autumn week!

  18. I especially love the sketches from the music festival and the prompts from Inktober. Great week of sketching, Lin!

  19. Love your coffee people - all the sketches tell stories! I agree that your Sktchy app painted person is a winner😄.


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