Monday, November 14, 2005
We met by Marshall Field's and set to work sketching the famous clock (challenge #41-draw a city landmark!). There was a nice supportive feel to being out sketching in a group. One man (who looked like he would like to join us) gave us the thumbs up as his wife hurried him along. Pretty soon we were well chilled...so we grabbed some cider and coffee and headed into the Chicago Cultural Center.
Lisa suggested we be brave and sketch people...we were brave enough to attempt that, but chicken enough to draw each other instead of strangers. Don't go by my sketches of them....Lisa and Lindsay are actually lovely ladies. The cultural center is a very beautiful building with wonderful mosaics covering the walls, floors and ceilings, fabulous light fixures and stained glass skylights.
I would love to do this again someday, and I hope we will have some more Chicago area artists join in!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Sunday, November 06, 2005
I figured I had better do this challenge before the Halloween decorations go into storage. We enjoyed watching our exchange student get such a kick out of Halloween-she had seen it in American movies at home in Thailand. She went to a Halloween party dressed as a cheerleader and carved a jack-o-lantern. Aor got a kick out of all the decorations around town--this drawing is of some of ours. Halloween is such fun time to decorate....it seems not to matter if Halloween deco is tacky and cheap...and long as it's fun!
Friday, November 04, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
One thing I have learned from Everyday Matters Group is that you don't have to have something "pretty" to make a drawing. So here is our garage...drawn on a chilly morning, and I drew in my nice warm car after taking the kids to school.