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.
It took a little less than a week for the group to form, from the moment I heard from Lapin. I was not going to pass up an opportunity to sketch with him, and that seemed like a great excuse to round up some other major talents that I have admired for the past few years: Amanda Kavanagh and Stephen Gardner. Drawing by their side on the sidewalks of Ditmas Park in Brooklyn was a dream come true, no less. This was our last stop: a barber shop on Cortelyou Rd. The barber himself came out to offer us chairs so we could sketch comfortably.
It is starting to feel like the end of the school year. My AP students are finishing their journals, and I drew in one of them. I can't believe another batch of them are graduating soon, leaving me with the hope that they have learned at least as much as I have taught them.
Pigma Micron 05 and watercolor in yellow-ish journal.