Friday, October 31, 2014

Whidbey Art Gallery

Sitting outside the Whidbey Art Gallery my attention of course turned toward Sweet Mona's and Candy. I managed not to stuff myself with candy but had no control over my visions of lollipops and chocolate. So it was another sweet day of sketching.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Whidbey Art Gallery

I probably shouldn't post this without citing the artist's name who made these amazing creatures made from found objects and dolls heads.....but I forgot to write it down, and I want to do this posting today. These 5 or 6 inch tall figures are very enchanting and much, much more appealing than they appear in this sketch. I must have been influenced by the approach of Halloween because I made them look a bit spooky. It was very fun to sit in the warmth of Whidbey Art Gallery while the Autumn chill began to overtake Langley, and sketch these whimsical delightful characters. Our apres sketching gathering at the Pizzera had an especially festive feeling. 

Long Beach Fun

During a trip to Long Beach WA last week, Sue, Barb and I spent a couple of warm, lively, beautiful food, wine and animal filled evenings with dear friends Brian and Renee O'Connor in their gorgeous, art filled, creative home on Willapa Bay. Renee of Willapa Bay Tile Co, and Brian, amazing musician, entertained us warmly while Barb supplied all of the delicious whole foods plant based meals. Renee had collected the leaves from their pear tree and placed them on the kitchen island. Jaco, the cat (I spelled his name wrong in the sketch) was content on the stool next to me while Brian was playing his heart out. Of course there was a fire in the fireplace. A perfect evening. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween is coming. Cozy fall drinks and treats!

Spider and Gumballs a kids dream (or nightmare)

The reflection was a bit of a problem.
Sweet Monas Chocolates; Tea and candles at the Star Store basics.

Friday, October 24, 2014

@ the Whidbey Art Gallery

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.