May 31, 2012

Chicagoland Adventure Part 1, continued...

...boarded another plane, napped, read a People magazine, ate some peanuts, misspelled "descent", landed in Chicago!
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May 30, 2012

Chicagoland Adventure Part 1

May 19: Headed to Chicago, boarded the plane, unboarded the plane, waited, moved gates, ate a sandwich...
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Memphis Urban Sketchers This Saturday

This Saturday, June 2, I'll be sketching at the Memphis Central Library - 3030 Poplar Avenue at 10:00 AM with Memphis Urban Sketchers

Join us if you can - we'll meet just inside the entrance and sketch throughout the building. The forecast for Saturday is "mostly sunny and delightful," which gives us opportunities to sketch outside as well!

May 29, 2012

Couch and Clothes

May 28, 2012

Collage and Sketch

May 27, 2012


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May 26, 2012

New Old Painting

May 25, 2012

Parking Lot and Party Food

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May 24, 2012

Two-Page Lunch and Errands

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May 23, 2012

Studio Night

These are from last Tuesday. The top sketch may or may not have been done in traffic. In the one below that I was in line to get coffee, because I got pretty sleepy in traffic. Below that: coffee and Studio Night!
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May 22, 2012

Chicagoland Art

Chicagoland Art

I've been in the Chicago area at a conference for a few days (you may have seen my snarky sketch earlier),and was able to get to the Museum of Contemporary Art today, just to get some museum time in.

There are a few good shows up right now, but the one I enjoyed the most, and was most surprised by, was Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s. It was such a fun show, and really took me back in time. It reminded me of looking at art magazines when I was in high school!

I can't resist museums, so I also could not pass up the opportunity to visit the Museum of Hummels, which is actually within walking distance of my hotel in Rosemont, during lunch yesterday. I learned a lot! For instance, did you know Hummel was a woman? Also a nun? And the sale of the figurines goes towards charities supported by her order? And that Rosemont had the same mayor for about 50 years? And has more hotel rooms than residents? Now you do.

Yay, museums!

Monday Monday

Last Monday after a brisk, chatty walk with my friend Shannon, I had a cozy evening with T watching Sherlock and sketching my living room.
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Don't Be This Guy

May 21, 2012

Mother's Day

Mothers' Day? Mothers Day? I don't know.

I spent part of the day at the Brooks Museum seeing the film Woman's Picture. Then I went back home and talked to my Mom for a good long time!

May 20, 2012

Saturday in the Soccer Park

Last Saturday at my niece Somerset's soccer game. Didn't draw much because the game was too exciting - they won!

May 19, 2012

It's All Happening at the Zoo

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May 18, 2012

Just... a lot

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May 17, 2012

Urban Sketchers 3rd International Urban Sketching Symposium

Have you signed up yet? It's the 3rd International Urban Sketching Symposium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It takes place July 12-14, and consists of days and days of sketching with people from all over the world! You don't want to miss this!

Sketching and Babysitting

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May 16, 2012

Here's a Good Day

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May 15, 2012

Streetlight Close-Up

Sketched this streetlight from the 2nd floor patio at Alfred's on Beale Street. I was there with the Memphis Urban Sketchers and it was unexpectedly hot and expectedly crowded, so being able to see so much from one spot was great! Go to to see more from our Beale Street excursion.

Sketching the Landscape Workshop at Flicker Street

Don't forget to sign up for a summer workshop at Flicker Street Studio. I'll be teaching Sketching the Landscape on June 23rd, and I've signed up for a workshop, too!

May 14, 2012

Summer Ave Sign

HA! I just now noticed that my name is misspelled. Oh well, you need an ally? I can be that, too.

I was trying to describe the old Pancake House sign that used to be on Summer Ave. It was, as usual, easier just to draw it.

May 13, 2012

Visual Memphis

Be sure to check out Visual Memphis, dedicated to the visual arts and artists of Memphis. It's more than just what's going on Friday night - check out reviews, interviews and studio visits, too!

Gettin' Gas

May 01, 2012

Day in Sketches

First I delivered a tiny painting that I sold on Etsy.

At work we had a wedding shower for a couple who both work there. I made a last-minute banner after testing out the middle of my words.
The drive home. I stopped for some good shapes and shadows.

Now it's time for Studio Night!

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