Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This last photo shows a glazing mishap that has rendered these bowls useless. I'm thinking that maybe it's time to experiment with a mosaic project. Besides, who doesn't love to smash things with a hammer once in a while?
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Guy sitting at the bar at Besaw's during happy hour. 6-16-10
Breakfast at Genie's for my step-dad's birthday. We got there early and these were the only other people to sketch. Not a great view. 6-12-10
Playing hooky from work- buying magazines for "research" I stopped by Starbuck's for a soy chai latte and spotted this lady, who was completely engrossed with her phone. Starbuck's on NW 23rd. 6-11-10
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hmm... sort of lost some momentum on that last project. I have drawings to share! Really, I do. It's all about remembering to use the scanner at work. My partner in crime is away at a yoga retreat and is banned from using technology, so I'll keep sketching random people I encounter this weekend until she returns and we can start another project. In the meantime, the weather in the Pacific Northwest remains gray, rainy and cool so I thought I'd try to will the sun to shine by posting some photos of sunnier days to inspire me and my Portland peeps.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday at New Seasons (Street Side)
Monday was busy. Go, go, go all day. It wasn't until I stopped at the market on my way home from family dinner in the burbs that I realized I hadn't done my sketches for the day. Really, it wasn't until I was putting my groceries in the car. I was feeling lazy as I grabbed my sketch paper and pen, luckily for me there was a tall, lanky fellow sitting outside of the New Seasons completely engrossed in a book. Dear sir- you saved my artistic mission for the day.
I tried for two sketches but learned quickly that I need some practice representing moving targets. This one woman was taunting me. Standing on the sidewalk chatting away on her cell phone, she'd strike a pose and just as I'd get going, she'd pace in the opposite direction! Repeatedly. I gave up, but I did get some awkward lines on the paper. It's not pretty but here it is...
Monday, June 7, 2010
My sketch today is of a friend sitting out on Folly Beach today, and she had no clue....Pen on paper (about 3 minutes) Only one because, I was at the beach ya know...How liberating! Can't wait for tomorrow!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
What I really loved about this Springtime challenge was using a ton of color and just going for it. I am usually so reserved and a little (very) sensitive about my work. In the last year I have really just started to let go of that blockage and really open up. What a truly liberating experience...making art for art's sake and not for anyone but yourself. Like yoga on canvas...it's not about the end result, it's about the journey. I can say that in all honesty, this has been an amazing journey through lots of emotions and I feel as if I am just getting started.