It was leaden, grey and sleeting outside, but inside Whidbey Telecom's WiFire Cafe it was warm and cozy, and the company was, too. Schmeinke watercolors, brown Tombo pen, Prismacolors
Friday, November 28, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Our first time sketching at the cozy Flower House Cafe at Bayview Farm & Garden was excellent. Some of my favorite activities -- drinking good coffee, eating delicious food, sketching people, shopping and hanging with fun friends -- were all rolled up into one congenial afternoon. Thanks to the friendly staff for making us feel welcome. We'll be back!
|Gillian enjoying her coffee|
|Customer at the counter|
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Such an amazing time to be with Susan's birds, but rather a challenge to sketch. With birds on our shoulders whispering in our ears, tugging at our earrings, landing on our heads, putting their beaks into our paints, trying to take the brushes out of our hands and moving around constantly it took some perseverance to get any sketching done.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Thanks dear WISkers for making Halloween so dang much fun this year! The costumes were magnificent, the food fabulous, the sketching endless, and Studio 106 was pulsing with laughter and creative energy. Paula was magnificent as Queen of the Night just stopping by for awhile on her way to the opera. Nothing could make Judith look spooky, not even her cracked china doll face. Her inside out jacket was a stroke of genius. Of course Mary, with her new hair do, nearly stole the show. But wait! Miss Piggy posed provocatively for us, moving only to sip her wine. Kathy the skeleton, took a yoga break. Sherryl looked rakish in her top hat fascinator, and Sue's spider head dress scared us all. Faye underwhelmed us a bit as a purple crayola but she got points for creative thinking. Ann may have been a ninja warrior dressed in all black. Tricks and treats all around!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
This is the Whidbey Sketchers site, but the sketching addiction extends far and wide!
But, I couldn't resist trying to put it all in....including the pomegranite tree. Much time spent
gazing out on this over dinners and wine!
Color and boats, how could I resist?
Italy is simply filled with light and color, windows, doorways,!
This is a small fragment from the Abbey of Sant Antimo, near Montalcino, that dates back to the year 814. It is near the Via Francigenia, the old pilgrim route from Cantebury to Rome.
Thrilling to hear Gregorian Chant from the interior.
An icon of Tuscany between Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Its a traffic stopper, we stopped, sat on the hillside, sipped wine and sketched.
Pitigliano, I could not do it justice..like stepping back into the middle ages.
One more icon, the Roman Colosseum
Sorrento, the cloud is hanging over Mt Vesuvius.