Kind of sleepy. (Above drawing “sidewalk-crack” inspired. Exercise will be in my book, but you can probably figure it out before that!!!)
I’m teaching two classes on Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, at the Inspirational Retreat in Agora Hills, CA. They are:
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
This is one of my best classes, I think. EVERYONE I’ve taught it to comes out with the cutest creatures! No drawing experience required… promise. See here for description (scroll down).
Watercolor Transfer Paintings
Sunday, March 7th,2010
Super cool watercolor textures, using nothing but t-shirt transfer paper and watercolor. See here for more (scroll to March 6-7)…
You can just come one day, or sign up for both and get a discount. This is the only time I’ll be in California this year, so I hope to see you March 6-7!
Last night I started drawing these boys from a Jr. High School class photo from 1927.
This morning so far I’ve spent my drawing time making more. Two of them are winging their way to Brenda and Kim, who sent me postcards last week (thanks!!). (I’ll post a pic tomorrow when I have my camera with me…)
Here’s one with collage:
Is it too weird? Tell the truth, now.
I am teaching three classes at Teesha Moore’s Journalfest in October. I’m very excited to have gotten in this wonderful venue (remember, Wes and I attended as students in 2009). The new website will go live on March 5th, but as a sneak preview I’m teaching the following classes:
Figure drawing class again last night. The first hour I did nothing but crap. The second hour I totally gave up, decided to just try to have fun, and came away with three drawings I like.
I’m especially proud of these feet!!
I’m at sort of a crossroads with my art right now. I don’t have a series going (I’m kind of “done” with the girls, though I would always do a commission if one came along!) I just am feeling the need to move on. But to what? It’s not really a question I can answer… the next body of work will find me!
PS… I listed some new journals today on etsy if any of you are interested!
The Steve Sonheims continue to try and settle in to our new life in Seattle. Wes has joined the Robotics Club at school and loves band. Steve is already tired of riding his bike in the rain. I moved into a small office space in Pioneer Square, and so far am LOVING not working at home (it’s been two hours… ha!).
CALL FOR ART!
Help me decorate my studio! Send a handmade postcard to my new address for my inspiration wall… if you include your return address and I will send you a hand-drawn postcard in return. Address: Carla Sonheim, 85 S. Washington St., Suite 305, Seattle, WA 98104.
Also, let me know if you would like to be on my Seattle studio e-mailing list. You will receive notices of local shows, workshops, open houses, etc. (frequency: about once a month). Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had my first Seattle life drawing session last night — I LOVE drawing the figure!!!
The class was full of very talented artists and it was a pleasure to be part of a like-minded group.
My main job today is to finish my workshop proposals for Teesha Moore’s Journalfest retreat to be held next October. This little guy came out yesterday!
I hope you are well, and that you can find the time to draw a little something today!
Last week was my first week “back to work.” I’m not sure what I did exactly, but it wasn’t much!
I did manage to draw some people while taking the train from Columbia City to downtown Seattle. The drawings you see here aren’t those sketches, though. When I got home, I re-drew them from the sketches.
What you are seeing here are Strangers, Once Removed!
The original sketches are really, really rough, so I’m working with limited information when I do these further drawings. But it’s enough!
The line quality is achieved by using Magic Markers (I bought these markers at the airport in Philadelphia… I will try to find a link and post it later). I draw the face with this clunky black marker, and then go back into it with the “white” maker, which actually erases part of the black line. The effect is a “carved” line. It also leaves a little ghost where the line was, which I like.
Above: Temporary work space in our bedroom.
Hello everyone! How are you today?
I’ve been sewing a lot this week. I had an idea to make vessels out of fabric scraps, but so far this is the only one that has ended up a vessel:
Of the three others I made, two make better hats (the brown and red at the bottom) and the top vessel is a bird’s nest I guess!
The orange owl is watercolor painted directly on t-shirt transfer paper, then ironed onto fabric and then sewn and stuffed. It’s something I want to play with more!