October 15, 2015

Cooper Young Festival 2015

I have no sketches from the festival itself. It was soooo hot that day that I didn’t actually stay there long – just long enough to buy a new necklace and some t-shirts from Taropop, and an adorable little purse from Texstyle, and to eat some empanadas, and then go back and eat more empanadas.

I spent most of the day at Shannon’s and Brian’s, drinking their coffee, eating their food, and hanging out on their porch talking to everyone who stopped by. It was a great day.

October 14, 2015

Family Night

October 13, 2015

Some Sort of Festival

I forgot the name of this festival – this was from Labor Day weekend! I do remember that it was fun, and this Mariachi band was fantastic.

Oh - there's the name of the festival!

October 12, 2015

Desk Life

October 11, 2015

Things I Buy

October 01, 2015

Yay for Studio Night!

What a great Studio Night! I prepped for my upcoming class, organized my sketching supplies, cleaned out a fountain pen, started a new tiny watercolor, and sketched my studio! And watched more of season 3 of Gilmore Girls and did some laundry!

I didn't work on my oil paintings, but I also didn't stress out about it - I've got one in progress and I know which one I'm going to work on next, so I am all set!

Now I need to fold some towels...

Inspired by Teaching

I made this during the last time that I was teaching Fast Sketching at Flicker Street Studio. I get so inspired as I show students work by sketchers from all over the world!

I’ll be teaching at Flicker Street again later this month – October 13 – November 3 (four classes total). In the class, Oil Painting from Photos & Sketches, we’ll explore composition and basic oil painting techniques, and each student will make a painting based on a photo or sketch of their choosing. Click here to sign up!

September 24, 2015

India Palace

I like to go to India Palace to place my to-go order, because it gives me time to sketch, and because they always give me some sort of a refreshment. In this case, a mango lassi!

September 23, 2015

Watercolor Sketches

I love this page in my sketchbook. That’s all watercolor, no pen or pencil. It’s a technique I’m really enjoying and encouraging in my Fast Sketching class – mostly making lines with watercolor.

It took me so long to read that book, which I started in Iceland, took to Singapore, but didn’t finish until I got back home. I spent a lot of time with it, and I love the cover, so I sketched it.

September 22, 2015

Medicine Still-Life

A little bout of bronchitis necessitated a lot of prescription medication. And coffee. What was I going to do, not sketch it?