Monday, November 14, 2005

Chicago Sketchcrawl & Challenge #41

Aor and I met Lindsay and Lisa to sketch Chicago. It was wonderful to meet these artists/bloggers in person! And very cool to see their sketch books and tools....Lindsay was sketching in a journal she bound herself. Aor did her first realistic sketches...which were very good! Lisa was working with some water soluable graphite pencils I would love to try.

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 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

Blind Contour Friday

This is the old lamp next to my bed.

EM Challenge #14-What I See First in the AM

The dredded alarm clock. I am not a morning person...even if I have to get up (and I usually do have to) my brain does not function well until about 9am. Or even 10 maybe.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Draw something Halloween-EM Challenge #38

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 seems not to matter if Halloween deco is tacky and cheap...and long as it's fun!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Blind Contour Friday

This is a little light because I drew it in pencil-then colored the lines in Paint Shop. When I want to relax this is what I want.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Our Garage and B-ball Basket

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.