Thirty things I did to celebrate my birthday:
- had cake with co-workers
- watched Lost and Grey’s Anatomy
- Went to Chocolate Iguana for a latte
- Ate pie and ice cream with friends
- got a present from Julius and Grace
- Saw the Bank Job
- Received a wonderful present from my mom (scrapbook of my life)
- cried over the scrapbook
- talked to mom on the phone
- went for a walk
- chopped off my hair (and donated it to Locks of Love)
- drew my self portrait (before hair cut)
- ate (free) lunch at Govinda’s
- Festival of the Sun at Catalina State park (ate solar cooked goodies at the potluck)
- hiked to Montrose Pools and nearly died (not really) of heat stroke
- took a walk with Julius and Grace (saw a skunk carcass and a rabbit -alive)
- talked to Dad on the phone
- listened to Balkan Spirit at the Casbah with Julie and Prasenjit
- got beautiful flowers from Amy, Steve, Jake and Josh
- talked to Colette on the phone
- got a nice gift from Tad’s fam
- had (free)breakfast & serenade at Silver Lining (got a cd of Sarah and Jason’s music)
- Played at the Children’s Museum with kid friends and Daniela gave me a travel journal
- made a wish and ate cheesecake while watching Project Runway
- Went to a Pie Party (vegan pies) and then checked out the community garden
- Took a long walk around campus (walking off all the desserts!)
- Got nice cards in the mail and sweet b’day messages via email
- Happy B’day banners hung in my office at work
- Went to lunch with co-workers at Enoteca
- sketched and journaled
painting by friend, Julius
> Lots planned for my big 30th birthday…hopefully I’ll get a sketch in today! I’ll update later. Happy Birthday to me!
>Project from Keys to Drawing draw a tinted glass bottle…. first sketch of the day, a bit wonky. sketched in my Strathmore sketch book. Water tower in Tucson, sketched in my small WC moleskine
cutie neighbor dog, sketched in wc Mole
Keys to Drawing project, draw a mechanical object. so here is part of Tad’s bike
Five minute burn: sketch of the corner of the living room
Copy a master, here’s a Henri Matisse
WC Mole doodles
with wc wash (used Pilot pen for sketches)
here’s a close up of the Tad doodle
girls at Laguna, sketched in pencil with wc wash
waiting for a train, I didn’t like this sketch, but adding some wc to it has made it better.
today at starbucks…
later with wc wash
at the zoo on earth day
adding wc, I forgot that I used my Pilot pen
Dizzy G’s for lunch in downtown Tucson
I know. I haven’t been posting lately. I’ve been busy (i’ve been drawing) but I’m getting ready for the move to Portland in one month. I promise to post before I sell my scanner (Tad still has a scanner I could use.)
I’ve been busy, not with EDM challenges, but sketching in general. I just recently finished Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing by Frederick Frank and really enjoyed it. I’m now working through Keys to Drawing by B. Dodson I’m trying to practice a bit what I read.
On to the sketch dump!
in my Moleskine journal (sketchbook)
my feet while sitting in the hammock
Another Origami book
doodles at Laguna elementary
In my small water color moleskine
quick drawing during lunch on a cold rainy day in Tucson!
quick sketch of people
sketched at Sabino Canyon- the visitor’s center
at the dam:
the Benedictine Sanctuary…this is something I’ve wanted to sketch for a while now.
In my Strathmore sketchbook:
Tad plays fiddle and is unknowingly my model
The first project in Keys to Drawing
Project-hand from an unusual angle and more doodles
Project: eyes and bonus self portrait (my hair is not really white nor is my face that dirty)
I recently bought new shoes to help kick start my exercise regime
>Mission in the Sun, water color on crappy copier paper Deer dancer in garden courtyard at the DeGrazia gallery in the sun
>Wednesday, I found myself with a moment to sketch, so in Bookman’s I sat down in a comfy chair and looked at this scene: It wasn’t until the guy came and started really examining the things on the shelf that I felt inspired to sketch.
For my friday day off, I wanted to make an effort to sketch. I set off on my bike and after a stop at the bank, I headed down to Fourth Avenue where there was lots of action. First, I sketched this trolley. Just as I was finishing the sketch, the trolly headed eastward down the track.
I walked around the fair checking out the artwork, testing out the hammocks, popping in to the bookstore and El Ojito Springs Center before finding a good resting spot in the shade to sketch this scene:
Here is a close up of each page:
As I was doing this, many folks stopped to watch or at least glanced at what I was doing. One guy complimented me as he went past: That is a really good drawing, he said.
At the K-9 Kool hats booth, This guy, Marvin, was holding court. I couldn’t resist standing there and sketching him. Most people came up, mesmerized by Marvin and didn’t notice at first that I was sketching the sleepy pup. I got compliments, though, when people did notice. As I was leaving, the guy running the booth wanted to see the sketch and then he said he applauded me for doing that!