October 31, 2013

Parking Lot, Bookclub, and Sheep

October 30, 2013

Sketching Tiny London

Working out some sketches for my Tiny London series.

October 29, 2013

Morning, Afternoon

October 28, 2013

Memphis Monday: Cooper Young Farmers Market

I don't think I ever posted these - I did them at the Cooper Young Farmers Market the weekend after I got back from the Urban Sketching Symposium in Barcelona. I was in need of some crowds to draw (and some fresh tomatoes) and was feeling inspired by the symposium.

October 26, 2013

Family Sketches

A year ago today we buried my grandfather, Pop. Here is the story of that weekend with my family.
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October 24, 2013

Self Comics

Over the past few weeks I've occasionally stopped to grab a 3x5 notecard and sketch how I feel. This action was totally inspired by Kristin Curtis (who is on Tumblr!), who lately has been making one-page comics about her day and posting them on Facebook. I study them, they are so good.

Also inspired by Inma Serrano, who on the blog Portraits without Mercy mentioned that she keeps a sketchbook of self-portraits; these are more comic-like.

This first one is "How I felt when I took a quick walk outside this afternoon." The rest are titled.

Did this one quickly on the 3x5 notecard I was using as a bookmark.

This one is an exaggeration, as standing in line for new tags really wasn't that bad (though I'm sure I'll make another one when standing in line at traffic court for the ticket I got for expired tags.)

The rest are 100% true.

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October 23, 2013

Studio Night Last Night: During, Before, Finished and In-Progress

I sketched this DURING last Thursday's epic Studio Night. Ep. Ic. I nearly finished the one on the left that night.

I sketched this before last night's Studio Night, after moving some things around. Then I finished the painting on the left and worked on the one in the center.

Here's me with some finished paintings from the series about my first trip to Spain. I'm calling these: Learning to Say I Love You in Spanish.

And here I am again, sans glasses (so I could see the picture I was taking) with an in-progress painting. Lately I've been sitting on the floor while painting. I had this one in my lap while I was working on it last night. The camera setting is weird so none of the painting's colors showed up. Oh well. Another good Studio Night.

October 18, 2013

Follow Friday: Sew Memphis

Here's a commission sketch I did for Sew Memphis, a local fabric store and sewing studio, to show the location of their new shop in Overton Square. Below that are some test sketches.

They have a great selection of fabric and they offer all kinds of classes - pay them a visit at their website or in person at their new location, 2075 Madison Ave (I think it opens in early November). They're also on Twitter and Facebook!

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October 17, 2013

Blue Skies in Midtown

October 16, 2013

Studio Night Last Night: Before Sketch

Too tired for an after sketch. Because I finished two paintings!

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October 14, 2013

Memphis Monday: Lugar Foundry

These are from the Memphis Urban Sketchers' last sketch group at Lugar Foundry. We had a great time and really appreciate their hospitality!

October 12, 2013

Friday Food

Last Friday I went to Lisa's Lunchbox for lunch, then went out to dinner with my BFF Heather. Fun time!

October 11, 2013

Starting the Day and Ending the Day

This is from last Thursday - just some everyday stuff to start out my day.

Then a post-Studio Night sketch to end the day.

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October 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Us!

October 09, 2013

Last Wednesday

Sometimes your day is going to start with errands and end with a ticket.

Studio Night Last Night: Before and After

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October 08, 2013

Using a New Moleskine Sketchbook Every Day

Well, as of this post I had only used the new Moleskine sketchbook for one day.

I wanted to really actually sketch every day, and I knew the only way that was going to happen was to use a Moleskine sketchbook - they are just so comfortable to me. I am more likely to capture all sorts of things, including the mundane things of every day, like the little bag of free samples I got from my allergist.

October 07, 2013

Memphis Monday: Brooks Museum

Here's a little sketch of the west side of the Brooks building. I went to see the Carroll Cloar exhibit (for the third time) on the last day. What an excellent show.

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