Friday, September 20, 2013
Contest: Can You Identify a Common Thread in the Drawings in This Post?
First thing this morning I went to my beloved critique group at BookWorks. During the session I drew Frank's profile and also Margaret's fantastic papier mache sculpture "Tessie." I am going to buy/trade with Margaret, so Tessie is coming to live with me! To learn more about Margaret's work check out her blog at http://margaretcouchcogswell.blogspot.com/.
Also at crit group I drew Heather's bag, which Fran and I made for her a few months ago. Her bag is all text, black and white, really really cool. You can read about her bag at www.weRpiecework.blogspot.com. I believe her bag is featured in the last post I've made. ( I really AM going to start posting to that blog again. We've made many things lately that deserve posts. The 10,000 have sort of absorbed all the time I have available for blog posting.)
Below Heather's bag is a large hornet's nest that I just drew a few minutes ago while walking down from halfway up Jones Mountain. All the leaves had fallen off the branches around the nest. The nest looks sort of like a mummy's head, both in the drawing and in real life.
This afternoon I found myself in City Bakery for my weekly fix of a turkey-avocado-bacon on ciabatta, standing outside the bakery case staring in while waiting for our sandwiches. I drew some nice looking vanilla cheesecake and a pile of chocolate eclairs. Reminded me of how when I was teaching drawing class at the college I used to go to the grocery and buy a supply of the most lurid colors of cupcakes I could find and bring them to class so the students could do Wayne Thiebault-like pastel drawings of them.