Monday, April 30, 2012
So lovely to start off the week with a clean desk! Spent most of yesterday and some of Saturday organizing, cleaning, and paring down in my studio. I'm half minimalist, half collector/packrat, and the minimalist half got tired of all the paper monsters taking over my workspaces.
Here's what my desk looked like around lunchtime yesterday:
And this morning:
Work table before:
My studio mate, Lloyd
View from my desk chair of the trumpet vine in full bloom...dreamy!
Monday, April 23, 2012
A day full of sketching, swimming and enjoying nature at Hamilton Pool. What made it even better: got to hang out with various Armadil- and Girl-lustrators and a couple more fine folks. Seriously, if you have not been to Hamilton Pool and you are in the Austin area, you must go! Floating on your back while looking up towards a waterfall and a cliff wall covered in ferns and the daub-y nests of cliff swallows...amazing.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Inspired by all the crazy kustomized hot rods in town over the weekend (my favorite had a Chewbacca head on the top of the gear shift), and people who drive them. The eggmobile is what happened when I tried to draw this car without looking at the photo for reference.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
It's Lonestar Round Up time in Austin, and yesterday I joined up with Shelley Jackson, Jeff Crosby, and their daughter, talented artist/dinosaur handler Harper, for an afternoon of sketching the South Congress scene. Shelley and Harper enjoying music at the end of the sketch day. More pictures of cars here.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I keep forgetting to take my phone when I walk the dog and miss capturing photos of the wildflowers along the trail (poppies backlit by the morning sun and shady masses of dayflowers). So, the past couple of days I've tried to fix in my mind, Frederick style, how I would paint them in watercolor.