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I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS! YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading
My first year I hated it and said screw this challenge after one or two days. Last year (third year) I really pushed to do 100 people. I didn’t enjoy it because I hated the push to speed… But I … Continue reading
Magic! Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading
In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland — and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959. For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories. In grades 7-12 in So cal, if … Continue reading
Every time I am sitting under the 405 freeway waiting to pick up Mitchell at UHaul, I think about trying to sketch the freeway overhead. ARGH! Not easy… So my first page was the drawing above… I usually sit facing … Continue reading
Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now. Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids. They are so delicate… This year the rains came later and that is good… blossoms stayed put for days! I had … Continue reading
I forgot to publish my entire journal from the end of last year… What a period! Lotta writing… Less watercolor (no time) but more ink painting. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading
Reading my posts on zenkatwrites is taking a trip down my last few years. There has been a lot of loss… and I guess that is part of what happens at a certain age. I am in my sixties, and … Continue reading
This journal I’ve not shared as many pages. Death and family — the latter being what I could not share. Some of them are still alive. Her empty jewelry box says something to me, as I get an emotional and … Continue reading
Christmas moved me back into watercolors. Hard not to be moved to color when it is such a colorful season! It was also a move back to Catholic rituals, as my Mom dying prompted me to saying some prayers to … Continue reading
Continuing from the previous post… After that I began to notice the times I thought of her — I actually thought of her a lot more than I knew — and each time I had to remind myself she wasn’t … Continue reading
I still don’t have a lot to say about my Mom’s death almost a month later. It is hard to talk about. The couple of days before she died I did this journal entry above. She’d been in and out … Continue reading
In the studio near the end of the day, especially in winter, the window facing the river becomes an attraction for the cats. Yaman and Savitri are teaching Hari-Gibbs-Tiger-Terror-TANK (yes his name is getting longer by the day) the ropes. … Continue reading
Changes in my travel palette! Autumn I tend to clean more than spring, and reorder… Getting ready for painting season, as I like to paint outdoors more in the months that are not HOT. In Spring I tried the double … Continue reading
I sketched the sailboat in ink and added shadow in waterproof grey ink. I’m not a person who can ever be in a boat for more than a few moments — I get deadly motion sickness! I love their shape … Continue reading
Thanks to Tom Brudzinski for the great images from which to sketch! Today I tackled a sweet image of a walkway to a home with many flowering plants. Almost all of these sketches are a wonderful escape to unwind after … Continue reading