Thursday, February 16, 2017

"LOVE" from artist friend Jessica Sporn and my weekly drawings and portraits

I have been fortunate to meet a multitude of artists from all the world from on line klasses and Facebook art groups as well. This first piece of art here is NOT mine, but that of the wonderful artist, Jessica Sporn. Jessica's art adorns my walls, table tops and bookshelves. When she recently posted this on Valentine's Day and said we could share it I decided to share it with my blog visitors. I hope you take a minute to read within the letters. Jessica is not only a verbal activist for peace, but an ACTIVE one too. She goes every year to Guatemala where she helps build houses for families in need, and has adopted families to continue to help beyond the roof over their heads. I admire her greatly. Check out her website as her art is stunning.


And now for MY ART: My week in reverse, as I drew these folks at Barnes & Noble Café today!

These ladies were chatting about the books they were reading. Maybe they were a book club of two.

I love this one. (Can I say that?) I have drawn the woman on the left multiple times. I think she knows I draw her, but she's never approached me. I sit across the room from her, but directly across, and it is not all that far. I drew the other woman first, who was in the corner. Not her friend, who came later.
Oh, check out the first of MY drawings above and find her and her friend she works with here in the bottom half of that double page spread. Her friend is sitting next to her there all in black.

These guys looked like they were crowding each other from my perspective!

Yesterday we were at Starbucks where these people were chatting away. And the guys on the right sorted out their space problem.

I love the idea of older people getting back into dating. Don't know why. I am sure this is really a happily married couple, however, I liked giving them a different life. Silly me.

This gal come in and just stood at the table for awhile. Long enough for me to draw her there.
Finally she took a seat.

And eventually she was joined by two other women and you can see them chatting below.

Last Sunday, I am so glad I sometimes put the days on my drawings, we were at the same Starbucks.
These people were in their own worlds. I have no idea what they were thinking.

I love this little family. They were together, yet each busy doing her own thing. Mom in front and two daughters all at separate tables. I have seen mom there often in some work capacity talking with other adults. I smiled at her on their way out and she gave me the nicest smile. Perhaps she recognized me as well.

These three sat for a second or two and then got up quickly and left. I was pretty sure the woman on the far left knew I was drawing and maybe thought it might be her, which it was. Anyway, I may have frightened them away.

Another day, another Starbucks. They sat right across from me, but I don't think they had a clue what I was doing, they  were so busy with their own devices. And then two other women arrived and they put down the  phone and laptop and were in deep conversation all four.

 I drew them and then we left to go grocery shopping, and guess what? So did they. As we were checking out they were coming in to the same grocery store. Small world. No words were exchanged. My  husband is always so surprised when I tell him who was where and how I "know them". He is always reading and not paying a bit of attention to who is around us. I, on the other hand, grow to know them intimately. Or so it seems.

This may have been the same day. Two sisters, one annoying the other.

Sometimes it's fun to draw in black and white and just leave it that way.

And other times it's fun to switch to colored pencils that change colors as you turn them in your hand.

And then I drew quite diligently using the Sktchy App on my iPhone. I love my Sktchy People too.

This is a drawing of me done by another Sktchy Artist, Judy Novak. I think she did a great likeness of me, don't you? Thank you again Judy.

And this week was significant in that I completed yet another at journal full of my out and about drawings of people in  public places, like these below:

And I wish you all a Creative Week ahead. Thanks for coming by. Know full well that your visits and comments
keep me drawing!


  1. Love Jessica and her passion! So sweet of you to feature her beautiful art! Love the girl who was standing then sitting! Plus I love all your sketchy people! Judy captured you perfectly! I love it! Wonderful post!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thank you Giggles. I just came on to correct some typos and grammar. I hope you saw this After That! Love your visits and comments. I agree, Jessica's art is amazing.

  2. The internet is SO great for making artist friends. I've now been friends with a few people I've never actually met in person, for 8 or so years! Their art is on my walls, I talk to them regularly. I love it! Happy PPF!

  3. Hello Lynn, thank you for including Jessica's artwork. Very meaningful.
    Oh gosh, all your fabulous everyday observations really resonate with me. I'm a people watcher too.
    Your scenarios are wonderful. Big chuckles at the "going nowhere relationship"! The people in their own thoughts and the family who were all doing their own thing - but doing it together... lovely, and very "today's world".
    I'm so enjoying your art - am working my way up and down... you're so prolific.
    Thanks for wonderful art and big smiles. Cheers :D)

  4. What a wonderful journey on your post today. Glad you shared the "Love".

  5. I too, follow and admire Jessica's artwork. Love those "sketchy" people and your two sketches of the same woman.
    It is always a treat to visit and see what you are up to...and you are always up to a staggering amount of sketching.

  6. Thanks for week's report and wonderful drawings 😋 The portraits are amasingly expressive and well sketched.
    Happy PPT ♥

  7. Lordy, I just love your sketches and your stories!!!
    Thank you

  8. Lovely work this week, Jessica is so talented too!

  9. I love your sketches and the stories that go with them. I always look forward to Fridays, in part to visit you and see your world thru your drawings. And yes it IS OKAY to say that you "love that one". I believe most artists are their worst critics. I know I am trying to feel comfortable saying I love/like something I have created. It feels good too. No need to be modest. Happy PPF and have a GREAT week! Hugz, Rasz

  10. Absolutely Luv the piece you shared. And I'm always stunned by the volume of sketched you produce weekly

    Stay creative

    Much love...


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