I spent the last week in Hampton, Virginia at the most recent Art & Soul event. I taught three one-day workshops and had such a great time with everyone!! But… I didn’t take a single photo! (Thankfully, …slowly she turned took some of the Junk Mail class… thank you!)
It was an extra-long trek home (three planes), and Steve begged me to let him make my flight arrangements from now on. I will, next time!
I wrote several snarky haiku poems while sitting on the runway Houston-bound, but they’re really too awful to share with you (trust me).
Well, okay, just one:
The man next to me
has huge shoulders, hairy arms
encroaching on me.
And here’s the “nicer” one I wrote after I had had a nap.
Guess they’re not so bad
All these people on the plane.
They’re only human.
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Hey! My advance copy of “Drawing Lab” was waiting for me when I got home… will show you the next post!
Here are a bunch of drawings from the little sketchbook I’m working in….
“Is This My Best Nest?”
“Betas Have Feelings Too”
“Always, Always, A Fish Out of Water”
“Here I Go”
“Hairy Dogs Think Hairy Thoughts”
“There’s Always Something Just Beneath the Surface”
The last one is a collaborative effort between Wes, Steve and me. Since it was done on my birthday, they humored me and just drew!!!
This is a little piece that I created last week for a fundraiser for “A Place to Bark.” I’ll post more info on it as soon as I know!
How was your weekend? Yesterday was my birthday (47) and I spent a great day with my boys… we went to the Fremont Market, ate lunch by the water, waited in a bunch of lines, got home and took a little nap… and then Steve and I went to see David Sedaris in downtown Seattle (loved, loved, loved it)!
Yesterday afternoon I started a six-week zoo sketching class with Seattle artist Barbara Fugate. I loved it. She is an extremely talented artist and an articulate and smart teacher.
I’m pretty rusty, but did come out with these three drawings I liked (out of dozens).
We worked very quickly with gesture drawings for much of the class — my favorite way to draw!! (I totally struggled with the longer drawings, but am excited to take on the challenge.)
In other news, this morning I realized (with a start and a jolt) that my next workshops are only two weeks away… yikes!
Here are selections from this weekend’s sketchbook activity… I only had a black Sharpie pen here at home (everything else being housed in my office downtown), and it was a pleasure to only worry about “line” and personality of the creatures (without the distraction of color).
Sorry about the blueish cast to the images… clearly I need a “Take-Better-Photos” tutorial, OR (more likely) a Personality Change (since I already know that snapping these hurriedly with my i-phone without lighting isn’t going to make the best photographs, but who can take the TIME????!!!)
What are you up to this week?