i just realized that i’m leaving for guatemala in a week. thankfully i have the best cat/house sitters on the planet who are always available and ready to mobilize when the travel bug strikes. without them i wouldn’t feel so free to leave home so often. makes all the difference when you know your house/garden/cat posse will be looked after properly. i’m lucky to receive daily emails with photos of all the goings on here at moss cottage while i’m away.
but back to the business at hand…
i had the most fun drawing people in line at the different cafes we visited.
they don’t stand still for long.
man buns. yes. they’re real. i first spotted them in sweden. now i see them everywhere.
if you’re going to be in guatemala at the same time as me, i apologize in advance if you happen to stumble onto my life drawing set.
no really. i’m sorry.
the flower drawings were done at the mendocino botanical gardens. specifically the dahlia garden. there was a wedding getting ready to start so we made haste.
i painted these apples the other day. super fast in my cheap eco qua notebook. i’m thinking of taking 2 of them to antigua. 1 big, 1 small, plus a mini 3×5 moleskine.
after finishing the sweden travel journal, i’m not ready to take on another travel journal “project” so soon. it’s a lot of work to put so much concentrated effort into the pages. i just want to splash paint and make inky sketchy messes. i’ll still do my writing. but i’m planning to use these eco qua notebooks more of a hang-loose-mongoose sort of style. we’ll see which way the wind blows me…