San Francisco

Red Studies

Bought a small, hardback notebook with rainbow-colored page sections.  Fine Japanese paper for only $1.50.  Perfect for fast practice from photos to get past my fear of drawing figures.

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The Naked Truth

Went to my first live-model session.  Started off with crayons on scratch copy paper.  Then drew with colored pencils and pastels on construction paper.  Finished up with pen & ink and watercolor.  The model was great and stood zen still for three hours.  The other artists were warm and kind, the light in the room so generous and gentle.

 

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Mercury Still Retrograde

Earlier this month, took my son to see LaLaLand, then tried to play “City of Stars” on the ukulele.  That’s when tendons in my carpal tunnel snapped.   Makes it hard to hold a fork, so I used my fingers to hold the chicken while I cut it up this morning for the dog’s breakfast.  That’s when I stabbed my finger.  Mercury turns direct on May 4.  I’d cross my fingers but, well…

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