>Sunday sketchin…

>I’ve been meaning to draw Tad with his bristly beard for awhile now…it’s getting a lot less bristly, but I finally managed to sketch it. He’s due for a haircut…but I kind of like the scruffy look for a little while, anyway! I started sketching Tad’s hand holding the book he was reading and then added in the other details. I overworked the paper a bit…this paper is not my favorite. It’s not very forgiving.

>Thanksgiving Sketches

>Tad and I went to Patagonia to enjoy the raw food potluck feast for our “turkey” dinner. Here are the sketches I got to do since I let Tad be in the driver’s seat: I am not so sure this is THE tree of life, but I figured it would cover me for the EDM challenge, Draw a tree in autumn. This tree had attractive yellow berries that the kids were having fun pulling off and throwing them.
At the labryinth, once I reached the center, I sat and sketched the view:
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>I haven’t been posting, because…

>I had all four wisdom teeth taken out on November 16. Haven’t felt much like sketching. Notice my t-shirt, by the way. I got it when I was about 12. I loved all the different ways cats were painted… I did do these in my new little sketchbook before the surgery. this is Bob, he has similar marking as Sagis, but he is not a Siamese.
This is the courtyard where I live:
these are some things that were on my desk at work during a lull one evening:

>end of a sketchbook

>Last sketches in my sketchbook. That feels good. There are a few pages that never got posted as they were “mess-ups” and not worthy of blogging about. The rest, I’m feeling pleased with. Here are the last to be posted:
Rug we just put down in the living room now that it is cooling down quite a bit.
Something square, a little notebook I was given for Christmas last year. I’ve yet to use it for sketching. (it’s very small!) Blender…Tad had blueberry smoothie drunk straight from the blender while watching grey’s anatomy online with me. He left the blender on my desk. I drew it.

Tad and I enjoyed saturday morning breakfast at the silver lining cafe. This fancy truck parked out front for a bit, as its owner was showing it off to Pam, the cafe’s owner.
View of Catalina Mountains from the Northwest Center. I got to NWC a bit early, so I took the time to sketch.
Dia de los Muertos decoration (papel picado is hard to sketch!, even more so when it is hanging over a balloon.) that Tad’s mom made at the Tucson Children’s Museum.
NWC…or part of it!

>Sketches from a sketchcrawl!


sketched while waiting at the airport to pick up Tad’s folks…

Luckily, Tad and his folks were in to the idea of joining the sketch crawl for a couple of hours! We went to Trail Dust Town and saw Teri, Mary, Donna, Helen and one other gal whose name I forget. Those ladies had some very inspiring sketches by the time we caught up with them mid day!
Sharing our sketches

Tad napped a bit and then made this sketch of his mom sketching Tad’s dad is in to mules and wagon trains. He really liked the wagons at trail dust town. apparently, the amount of spokes on a wheel is significant.
Kathy’s sketches:

Kathy (Tad’s mom) sketching
Tad and his ma sketching
Wayne sketching
Donna sketching…

another of Kathy’s sketches (sorry so blurry-it was a photo of a pencil sketch)
and two more from Kathy!

Alanna and the Beckwiths at Trail Dust Town at the end of our sketchcrawlHere are my sketches:

a wagon…

a barrel…

the scene…. Indian…

Notions Potions and medicinal compounds for sale We had a great time Sunday! After the sketching fun, we enjoyed ice cream and then a hike in Sabino Canyon, before heading downtown to check out the All souls Procession

Seed pod picked up in front of the Arizona Historical Museum and sketched later.

I work at Walter Douglas Elementary once a week and while supervising the kids on the playground, I was sketching. Brianna came to check it out and the all three of the kids wanted to be drawn.

Orland (who greatly disliked this portrait of himself!) La Palma sketched this afternoon while waiting to pick up Tad from work.

Pueblo Hotel Apartments on South Sixth Avenue, sketched while waiting for Tad.