Monday, October 27, 2014

doodling lady

after snacking on a delicious sandwich i killed some time sketching some locals. this woman was very interesting. she was watching a TV show on her phone, laughing every once and a while and doodling circles over and over on 80 or so sheets of paper. her actions and art-making reminded me a lot of Art Brut

Monday, October 20, 2014

MTL sketches

here are the rest of my sketches from my birthday weekend. i purchased a set of pitt brush pens while touring the city and the sketches got better from there on out. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Montreal, Canada
We spent my birthday weekend in montreal, canada, and i decided to follow the path of FREEKHAND and use a toned sketchbook, some gray markers and a white colored pencil. it was way fun to have a limited tool box so instead i could focus on what was in front of me. i really enjoyed the results and my favorite was this sketch of a wicked cool church out in front of our almost 300 year old hotel. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

abstract paintin'

i heard there was a fundraiser for a booster club at school and i saw a lot of local folks making artwork to auction off at the event. i decided to toss my hat in the ring and make a bright, abstract piece for the auction. i am not sure if it sold for $2 or $2,000 regardless, it was fun to make! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

rochester sketch outing

our local sketch group met for an outing in downtown rochester. there seems to be a new building being built or one being torn down every few weeks in the heart of the city. which is good, we need it. you can walk around downtown on a saturday afternoon and see 3 people going about their day. it's a sad state of affairs. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

sketching at the market

this was a quick sketch while i was perusing the local foods at our market. this food truck was compact and cute, and a nice family operation. while i was sketching the youngest son kept hovering and he was dying to see what i was doing. he thought i was writing them a ticket! ha. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014


my student teacher did a lesson on blind contour line drawings and used gourds as her subjects. so i happened to have my sketchbook handy and blasted out a few drawings. i had just read a post from mr. marc holmes in regards to dip pens. that same day i had a parent donate a ton of random (and i mean random) supplies, some of those being nibs for dip pens! so i just "had" to test them out--right?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

toronto, CA

Senior Trip
i got invited to chaperone the senior trip to toronto, canada! of course i had to bring along my sketchbook! we had a lot to see and do in a little amount of time so my sketching was VERY limited and rushed. but the kids got a kick out of it and they got to see a different side of me they are not used to seeing. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014