Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What I Did on My Summer Vacation-Day 2

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On a driving trip north, my husband and I stopped in on my old boss, who lives in rural northern California, almost to the Oregon border. The sketch shows a working outhouse between the apple trees, but the toilet in front of it is just for decoration. It'll be planted with flowers.

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We continued on to lunch at Culture Works in Ashland, Oregon. The veggie panini served on a crusty ciabatta roll burst with garden freshness. Attention to organic ingredients showed in this vegetarian restaurant/performance space. I wish we could have stayed for dinner.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Life Drawing This Week

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My daughter Lisa was home for a few days, and we spent one morning at a drawing session. The model completed 61 poses in a three-hour period, with most poses lasting one to four minutes. Here are a couple of four-minute poses. See Lisa's on her blog.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


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