VSW: Pittock Mansion, West Bedroom


What do you do with a really bad drawing
in your nice new art journal?

I started this on a day of talking and talking and a little sketching with an art friend.
We went to the Pittock Mansion to sketch, and they let us largely because they
understood that I knew the rules of a museum and would abide by them.
No watercolors, but a pen and pencil were fine…
Sitting in the West Bedroom on the floor, sketching the loveseat,
look at what my completely reliable Platinum Carbon Pen did!
Leaked in a huge blob!  AAACK!

Not that it was the best drawing in the world…
Talking more than drawing, and not paying too much attention, having fun!

I took so many pics, and decided to lead the Virtual Sketchers through Pittock.
Not too enthused by this page, I still have a commitment to it.
Every page in my sketchbooks may not be a masterpiece,
but my commitment is to finishing it and caring about it.  At least a little.

I drew a couple of details quickly.  Still not great….


Finally I tossed some waterproof grey ink and watercolors on it.
Hey that page doesn’t look horrid now. 
Proportions wonky, but lively and I can always skip through it quickly if I am sharing!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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