Drawing with my daughter might be my absolute favorite thing to do. I sit down next to her as she is starting a drawing. As she begins to tell the story of what she is drawing, I notice it might last for a few minutes. So I grab a piece of blank paper too and draw what's on the table. We've done this a couple of times already and her capacity to make a narrative up as she goes has cracked me up. Meanwhile, as I listen and ask questions, I am doing a little drawing of my own, and if I am lucky, she will come over to my chair and add a little personal touch to it. In this case, a star to the left. Tonight, we sat at her table for a solid 45 minutes, and I used her colored pencils to draw her little toy trumpet.
I am now sending all the little mixes, DVDs and other little packages that I don't have the time to concoct during the school year. Yesterday, I sent a couple of movies to my former student Antoine (who had given Nora a bear whom we named Antoine!), and added a bullterrier on the bubble mailer. Sharpie ultra fine point.
I started this blog seven years ago to the day. Since then, I bought a house, got married and have become a mom, I have met and sketched with some of the most talented artists I dreamt of meeting, I continued learning to draw, and now I am putting it all in a book which is due to be published... well stay tuned for the actual date because I would be lying if I told you I had any inkling. I don't know what comes after a book. More drawings, and hopefully more opportunities to draw alongside the people I admire. Thank you for your visits and your e-mails.
I am still very much enamored with the design of the Volvo 240 wagons. In other words, still wagonized. I made that 7 look like a 2 on that door, didn't I.
I recently sent a package to my friends. I drew Liz, Christina's dog, on the bubble envelope with a Pigma Micron 05. I asked Christina if she was ok with me developing an obsession with Liz. I haven't gotten a clear response yet :-)
It's time I put something on the blog. I have been drawing frantically but shhhhhh right now it's still under wraps.
I punctured a tire recently and had to get it fixed. While I was waiting for my car to be serviced and, as it turns out, washed inside and out (woo-hoo, Hackettstown Honda!), I drew, well, the chair in front of me in the waiting room. Because there is ALWAYS something to draw.
I got a few minutes of sketching during the annual Picklefest held at my friend Keith's. The house was never this yellow, nor was it a one-car garage, but drawing in pen and watercolor is pretty unmerciful like that.
Pigma Micron 05 + watercolor with my new Pentel Aquash.