I was up late and very sick the night before, now I’m traveling home early in the morning.
The inevitable happened. I missed a day. But it was a wonderful learning experience that I can prevent a repeat of.
On day one of graduation I learned that I need some practice with sketching moving subject and use my memory more, today I practice it.
Today was spectacular! Up early for Meditation, Carpe Diem and Yoga, some Optimize programming then a SPARTAN RACE!
After a very long morning we arrived in LA and started our first day with Optimize coach graduation. It was a wonderful day!
Our last day in Indianapolis we loiter in the lobby till it’s time to travel to the airport.
This is the last day of the conference and I’m sitting at the ZooFit table drawing the high priced Mazuri booth featuring exotic animals.
Once again in the lobby, I’m looking at a plethora of stark architecture and modern furniture and finally settling on an area of high contrast.
I hesitated when starting this drawing of hanging lights as the complexity of the subject seemed beyond my ability, but I did it anyway.
I’m in the lobby again, drawing a woman behind the front desk and the massive space surrounding her.
A drawing of a lamp in the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel.
We have traveled to Indianapolis for an AAZK conference and ZooFit promotion so the next few days is me drawing in the hotel room.
We have moved most of our stuff to our new apartment yesterday now we are moving our most precious kitties after I do my sketch.
All my art supplies are packed up and the apartment is almost empty so I’m sitting on the floor drawing a clean kitchen stove.
We have a long trip ahead of us to get home so last night we got a lot of sleep and woke up to start…
Today we decided to do our art and writing early in the day before going to the lake house and spending time with the family.
After a long flight the day before and a night of meeting family I haven’t seen in too long I did this sketch of the…
Today I’m not feeling well but I’m drawing on our stateroom bed. The sea is rough and I’m hoping it will calm down soon as…
I really liked how the chairs against the bar marched into the distance it was a great perspective challenge. I didn’t copy the scene exactly…
I’m back to drawing lamps again, this is a norm for me as any time we stay in a hotel I draw lamps, I’m not…
I’m up in the crows nest again today drawing a lamp and a Lego model of our ship.
The cruise ship had a nice library at one of the top decks with the best view of the landscape. I sat in this crowded…
We are on a cruise to Alaska but I don’t stop my daily art for this, it’s just another opportunity to draw something new and…
A row of stools at the kitchen counter and a standing fan.
I think I’m running out of subject matter in this apartment but the drawing is great practice.
Luckily we have a portable air conditioning unit in our apartment, it keeps the heat and smoke out.
I think I may be fascinated by clutter.
The stove and appliances in our kitchen are particularly interesting and hard to draw.
I’m laying in bed drawing the closet of our apartment.
Again I return to the clutter on our kitchen counter.
I’m having a lot of fun drawing this stuff just sitting on our counter, there are all kinds of details to get lost in.
This drawing make look exactly the same as yesterday’s.
Yes I really like just drawing with ink and going for detail right away.
I’m drawing all the stuff that has collected on our kitchen counter, and just in ink.
I’m drawing another cool lamp in this apartment tonight.
I’m drawing in the bedroom tonight at another lamp in this apartment.
We have moved to a much better apartment and very close to the transplant center.
The hotel we rented is not working out for us and we hope to move to an apartment for the rest of the month.
My last day in the hospital.
We moved to Seattle and this is my first night in the hotel, tomorrow I get up super early and we head to the hospital….
Our adventure continues as we drive up both the north and south side of Mt Rainier today.
My Dad drove all the way from Kentucky to visit us and we took a trip to see Mt St Helen’s today.
Our second night at Lack Crescent Lodge.
We’re at Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula.
Drawing another lamp in this hotel, but the lamps are quite boring this time.
The first day of a business trip to Chicago and I’m drawing a lamp.
I’ve finished my Living Room painting and I’m very happy with how it turned out, now it is time to work on the fundamentals.
I’m happy to say that I’m close to finishing this painting, just a couple more sessions.
Not only is the photograph out of focus but for this session my mind was out of focus also.
Clothing is difficult to paint when the photo is blurry.
I struggling to find a good color to substitute for this pink bag that is in the foreground of the photograph.
I’m enjoying painting the multitude of different textures and today I went from a wood floor to a glass top.
I had a lot of fun painting a simple grocery bag for this session.
For this session I worked on a clear box full of paper.
For this session I paint a cat carrier and I think about the truth of everything.
I’ve finished the table this session and I’ hope all the lines are straight enough.
I worked for an hour on a very small section because it’s important that I get this right.
Many times I wonder if I’m adding too much detail to this painting.
Even though some colors in this painting looking of high chrome they are all actually very close to gray.
Today I worked on some background elements.