various stages of sketchbookery!
sometimes my eyes are bigger than the page.
i was sketching in my car with the windows rolled down late this afternoon and a tall catterpuss started meowing and looking in my window. then he jumped inside for a visit. he was not a stray, just someone's friendly papa cat. he watched me while i sketched. i scratched his chin. then he jumped back over the garden gate.
thaz it! how are you? i was just wondering…
Dawn Smith says
I love how you used the frames from the old Dutch book. I have to try them when I sit down to my journal.
Wyatt has a look that says…Next time I’ll out maneuver her. She thinks (!) she’s figured me out….hahha I especially like his leg hanging out and over. So much like my r.i.p. Sebastian. Such a funny position and look.
Me? I’ve got a date for a new knee! November 11. wooweee
Love. the. frames.!!!
OMG, I popped in here to get caught up on Dispatches from LA and my eyes were drawn to the “bottom” bar that has the teasers from prior posts. I zeroed in on what could only be described as sisterly love showed by a close up pic of Carol’s bum. She crawled underneath the table during Spanich class in SMA for reasons known only to her. I wasn’t reading your blog in 2007, so I had a wonderful time looking at the posts from that trip. Your Spanish is good, girl!
You might be a cat whisperer! Imagine having that neighborhood kitty jump right in car!
The top sketch is awesome. I know that word has been beaten to death…but it’s the only one I can think of to describe it.
Susie LaFond says
You are such a clever sketchbooker-ist to remain still whilst your subjects wiggle during their portraits and I’d say you making a bang up swell job of it…your sketches send me right over the moon and speaking of THAT moon, that gorgeous ‘blood red’ moon, I just had a chance to see all those photos you got, both good and less than perfect; none the less, I’d say you’d done damn right good job, I knew my point and shoot would just make a mess of things so I took a whole bunch of pics with my internal, manual setting, instant, presto camera in my head where the pictures will remain for the rest of my days. DD with her very impressive nikon, the same one you shoot with and her tripod could have gotten some great shots I suppose had I gotten her out of bed but I didn’t have the nerve to wake her up without prior approval which I did not get the night before, as it turns out when I told I got up to watch she proceeded to ask me why I didn’t get her up…mind you she said this fully awake at about 10 in the morning and in her happy place, well fed, ready to head off to class, that scene would have played out much differently at 4:30AM and I would have been risking life and limb rousting her from her slumber…this mama cat knows when to stay quiet and let her kittens sleep….;)
Michele R. Unger says
I love the sketches of Wyatt. I think you are, as is my daughter, about 70% cat yourself. I bet you like a nice square of sunshine shining in on something soft where you love to lounge, nap, stretch….Annie certainly does and I sense a real sisterhood between you two. And if you were able to sit quietly and wait out Wyatt that shows steel-like determination that is also so very cat-like. It takes a cat to out wait a cat?? Yes, I think so! You caught that total muscle relaxation that cats exhibit in the midst of a good rest. If it weren’t for their skin they’d just be a puddle of kitty all over the place, and you show that so well in Wyatt’s portraits.
Thanks for sharing your work!
Jane Bumar says
Those frames!! Divine. You are also a cat, in addition to chimp, whisperer. I can tell. You have captured their inner cat lives beautifuly.
I love the framing detail.
Kristi Shreenan says
I am so in love with the framing of your sketches. You always inspire me. I’ve been painting and collaging a lot lately. When I’m not doing that, I’m thinking and daydreaming about doing just that. Such a lovely addiction. I’m off to the park to walk the dog and take some fall photos…the leaves are loverly here in MA. Enjoy the loooooonnnnnggggg weekend! I know you’ll use it wisely and cannot wait to see the results of your extra day off.
Janet Ghio says
The sketch of your cat is charming and I love what you did with the frames.
Ilse Aranti says
It looks great with these frames. I am fine thank you, just finished my latest art journal/mixed media-book and is now waiting for the next project to turn up in my mind. Have a happy and sketching weekend. 🙂
Sandy Derryberry says
Since you’ve asked,
I’ve been house bound recovering from a nasty fall. Thank goodness for Netflix! No guilt in saying I watched all episodes of The Last Tango in Halifax. I was spellbound!! Safe to say it’s my new favorite drama ever.
That top page – pretty darn awesome, Mary Ann. Pretty cute about your feline visitor, too.