Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cancer Free

So this Friday many in Sugar Land spend Friday evening, night till Saturday morning doing the Cancer awareness walk and celebrating the survivors. I do not know any survivors but it was a very moving and emotional moment to watch every one come together for this cause! Many youngsters were there from their schools and they camped out in the park. It was a good feeling!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Farmers Market

So this Saturday was my turn at the Farmers Market. We are four artists who have a table with our artwork for sale at the market. Not the big fancy canvas but small art work and sometimes more decorative. Should i be feeling that I have "betrayed" fine arts as it is "supposed" to be by sitting in this market? I don't think so... I enjoy seeing people and one of the things I do more of than making "finished" fine art is just sketching. It's a great way to stop, pause and check out life as it tries to zoom past us. Doesn't matter what kind of art work you do, it takes just a moment, pause, see and sketch, you are recording a precious moment of your life ... You might have other wise missed!
There was a young lady at the table next to mine. Young and very confident. She was selling veggie pot pies and I think she sold them all, and I kept think of my own daughter as I watched the way this young lady communicated - so vibrantly with the young as well as old. I wonder how my daughter would do if she had to run her own business?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

And so another week has gone by- very quite... Got to spend time waiting at the hair salon place and spent evening at a new local fish place. Scribble scratched a complete a sketch from my last weeks trip. Do you get transported to a different world outside your current environment when sketching - forgetting all that is around you?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lost and Found!

I was cleaning out my "studio" space, which is basically my dining room. Since I don't really do much entertaining, I "entertain" my art in there and create. Well it was that time of the month... I had to vaccum! Well I guess I am glad I did, besides helping clean out the dust and stopping me from further sneezing, I found my lost sketches done at the Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, when I was teaching an art educators workshop about doodling, called "Sketch A Doodle Museum". Here are some of the end results. Oh and lessons clean your work space once in a while, you never know what treasures you (re)find behind the stacks of stuff!!

Helmets and Doodles in Ink
Ink and Colored Pencil
Ink with colored pencil

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Went to visit my daughter in Waco, and have lunch with her. It was a lovely day and I got some sketches done and some photography too. The wildflowers on the road sides looked like the ground was on fire. They looked beautiful! some blue, orange and yellow! Here is my share of one sketch~I have a few more that need some finishing with color and details. I will add them later.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I am going to try out Bonsai. Its in memory of my papa, who passed away early this year very suddenly! He loved gardening and he loved Bonsai. So I found a nifty place near my home and picked one up from them. I was told that the Bonsai chooses you, sort of you are linked to it, and nurturing,taking care of it is a way to stay linked with those you love. Of course he might have been trying to just sell his plant, nevertheless~
 I really like this place, and I am planning to return to it soon, so that I can do some more sketches there. Here is one that I did of that place~