Tuesday, October 21, 2014

...ahhh, the colors of fall...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sweet Mona's

Having the last wee bites of my Sweet Mona's Penuche, Pumpkin and Chocolate Walnut fudge even as we speak. Yum!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Mona's

Sweet Mona's : - Brittle & Seafoam Bits & Bars Drinking Chocolate Creamy Fudge Nuts & Fruits Truffles of Distinction Buttery Caramel Truffles of Origin Seasonal ...

Adults and children continually streamed through Mona's colorful candy shop choosing their sweet treat for the afternoon. 

The sketchers did their part to keep the line full of shoppers.

Thank you Mona for the cheery afternoon.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sketchers show at the Tahoma Zen Monastery

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sketchers Sketching Sketchers at Bubba Burger

Well now, that was really fun! I had a Bubba dog, fully loaded, hold the jalapeno, and then got on with the sketching. A beautiful, warm, Fall day with good food, amusing entertainment, tons of energy, delightful customers, and plenty of WISk members sprinkled around. The Bubba Burger women are a show all by themselves. Their energy is infectious. They are worth the visit all by themselves. And THEN the happy hour afterwards at Kathy Lull's delightful home, where she spoiled us to pieces with all kinds of grilled fruits, veggies, and shrimp. All is all a very fun and satisfying afternoon. Thanks to Bubba Burger and to Kathy Lull!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy day at the farmer's market

Such a beautiful day to meet new friends and share laughs. Wonderful to be around such fascinating creative people.  Feeling inspired!

New Sketchers - Great Hair

It was so fun to get know a couple of our new sketchers a little better yesterday afternoon. Not only are Jean and Kim fun, interesting and talented, they both have great hair! I'm afraid you've been unseated, Cynthia, as the sketcher with the most sketchable hair. Thick, curly, red hair gets my pen moving every time.  All hail Kim.

And thank so much, Kathy, for one of the best happy hours ever. The food, the ambience, the art, the company, the view, the sunshine, the visiting cat made for a sweet couple of hours on your deck.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sketching at BUBBA BURGER

Thursday, October 2, 2014

And one more from the Monastery

The Front gate, sketched on Wednesday, over the top of the unfinished watercolor of the garden done the last time we were here. Wabi-sabi. 

One Drop Zen Monastery

Beautiful, peaceful time at One Drop Zen Monastery.  Fun to meet more people with the sketchers. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

@ Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery - blissful peace and quiet

Just a few of us. Lovely. Lovely. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sketching at Barbara Barry's house

It is always so much fun to sketch at Barbara's beautiful home full of eclectic things. Wonderful things to draw! And wonderful things on which to much!!! I painted away, trying to capture the "still life with crow", and was doing well til Pat Brookes took away my pens. "NO INK LINES", quoth she. So this is what is left, with no link lines. I can't say I agree with her assessment. I am pretty sure it needs lines, but I have moved on . . . . 

 . . . I did this one of the "squashed squash" in retaliation.

Playing catch-up

Here are a couple of DjangoFest sketches . . .

and one drawn during Django of the edible garden at City Hall. The best part of which was meeting sculptor John Alsip and his wife Kay, visiting from their new home in New Mexico. Since I felt I was meeting true Langley celebrity, I even got his autograph!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pluviophile, a new word describing our feelings yesterday

Someone who finds joy and peace of mind on rainy days.  This leads to petrichor (n) The smell of earth after rain.  I guess we know what we like!  Yesterday was a blissful sharing of good food, beautiful still life, friends and sketching.
Aren't they gorgeous!

SQUASH season!

Eat your heart out Van Gogh, these are from Trader Joes!

More Django 2014

I went back for a second helping of Django sketching on Saturday. Ended up talking with a Django groupie who filled me in on all the after hours and all night jam session locations. Apparently the real fun begins after the WICA performances let out around midnight.

All about that bass

SW Commons

Useless Bay Coffee Company