Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sketchcrawl and fabric

Yesterday I joined others at the Sketchcrawl held in Davis, California. This group was organized by Pete Scully. If you check is website you'll see his terrific work. Yes, he counted the rows of bricks in the building. Pete is the one in the black hat.


My very humble drawing was of the building next to the brick structure which housed the coffee shop.


It was funny, I seemed to find myself alone which is not really the intent of a gathering. But it did help me to gain confidence to sit and draw in public. There were many languages spoken and I could tell when the same set of footfalls changed direction. Davis, which is a small town, is the home of the University of California, Davis campus and it seemed that families were checking out the surroundings. Also, there was a soccer tournament with over 100 teams and players and their parents were strolling through the town.

While walking through the town I visited an artists co-op called The Artery. Currently one of the featured artists is Lillian Grant. Her zentangle type work on huge scrolls of a heavy paper inspired me to pull out my new set of fabric markers and try some designs on a white on white fabric. I have no idea where this project will lead me, but I just had to try it out.


So may toys, so little time!!

7 comments:

Clare said...

Humble? Lovely!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing! Gonzalo

rebeccastahr said...

I looks like you had a great time and you have a very nice sketch to show for it!

Judy said...

I'm so enjoying your blog. I like the current sketch and your use of watercolor. Very nice!

Also like the bright colorful fabric design -- and you've inspired me because I just found some fabric markers I had stashed away. Thanks for sharing!

nanke's stuff said...

As always a very interesting post with lovely art! Thanks for sharing. nancy

Dan Kent said...

Very elegant door - I like it. It has a kind of Milton Avery feel to it. And I love the designs and colors you chose for it.

Alex said...

Looks like a fun sketch crawl! Like the simplicity of your designs and sketch, they leave much room for imaginations, which is how art should be =)