Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sketching and a chi-latte


it's been so so long since i've posted and sketched but this is one of the pages from my current sketchbook....i hope to have a lot more soon.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A great night

Last Saturday was the exhibition party for a new exhibit at the local gallery. Part of the event was a drawing party...(set up by a very good friend who works for the gallery and is a fellow sketchcrawler So there were pencils, makers and things to draw. People waandered in and out while a live salsa band played in the next room. It was great!! What is better than music, drawing and friends?!?!?

Here are a few sketches from the night....oh the Hello sticker... I was introduced to someone and they asked how i knew Rachel...after a short description I mentioned that we meant via sketchcrawl, the woman exclaimed "OH you're sketchcrawl". Hense the name tag :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

ITALY 2009 Part 1

I returned two weeks ago from an AMAZING trip to Itlay. It was my first time there/ overseas.
I spent 4 nights in Rome, 2 in Cinque Terre and then a week in Tuscany. A truly amazing, humbling experience. I was fortunate meet and rent a room from a fellow EDMer Barbara. It crazy how the internet helps connects us all over the world. I am so glad I got a chance to meet and spend time with her and her family.

ITALY 2009 Part 2

ITALY 2009 Part 3

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I went downtown Saturday to sketch, pulled into a parking lot to draw the old church at St. Josephs Park (check out Chris' sketch of it), as i sat in the parking lot getting ready the buildings just past the church caught my eye. The foot bridges are what grabbed me. So i sat , listened to great music and sketched in the sun.
i think i may go back now and add something..not sure what but something, to give it depth.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


i picked these up on my walk the other day...first signs of fall

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

camera class

i had read a description of a camera class that was comming up at the library and hopped on the waiting list. I was so excited to learn more about F-stops, depth of field and much more....well the first topic was "how to turn on your camera". From there it'd didnt get much better. I believe the title of the class should have been " Getting started with the digital camera you JUST bought and have no idea how to work". It is a great idea to have these classes, i just wish they would have deserving descriptions. Oh, well. sketched a short bit and hadd a good night anyway.

The Armory and Otis

field of sunflowers

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I received wonderful flowers for my birthday this year and had to sketch a few before they all died.

Jason Mraz, G Love and K'Naan

Sketched at the concert a bit while there was light....GREAT show!!!

Palms and Pine Cones

I saw a Palm on the tv so I started sketching, that let to the pines cones on top of the TV :

always waiting :)

Pride Parade 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

just a random bedtime sketch

i was so tired but really wanted to sketch. So i looked up and traced the bottled on my dresser. I had pre painted the page before i bound the book.

Sketcrawl 07.11.09

a few sketches from the most recent skechcrawl. We were cut short due to rain but it was great to get out and sketch!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Starry Nites Cafe

I had a great day. Sketched this whiles sitting outside on a gorgeous Friday night, after running a 5K and having to work only half a day because we had our group picnic.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A few doodles from todays meetingthe lights on the bottom left are going to be used in the new store. The one on the right is really colorful. But I bet they would have seen me sketching if I puled out my paint set. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

adam the IT guy

this is the IT guy who was installing/ configuring my new laptop at work. So while he did that I did this sketch! :)(added the paint when I got home)

Friday, June 5, 2009

glasses on the table

these were were the first thing i saw last night when I wanted to sketch. they were sitting on the table...

another meeting

Thursday, June 4, 2009

06.02.09- monday meeting

snippet from the monday meeting....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

waiting in Cincinatti

The sketch on the left is from the plane while waiting in Cincinatti. The right while flying.
Things have been so busy these are the first sketches i've done in such a long time. Once July is over i should be back on track.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Waiting for the Dr. who took much longer than I had hoped. But I brought my sketch book and used the time for this small sketch. Thank goodness for sketching!!!
I feel like i have been abset for so long. As usual life has gotten in the way from posting and browsing art. But, I think I am back. I am going to attempt the Everyday in May challange. Seeing if i can squeeze one more thing into my busy week :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sketchcrawl- Rochester

We had a great sketch crawl on Saturday,started at Mount Hope cemetery then went to the conservatory. Here are a few of my sketches along with photos of the afternoon sketchers.

Starting from the top : Joanie happened to be in town from California and was able to attend),Vikki, Rachel and Shawn There's a photo of me somewhere out in the world. Random guy who was taking photos of the plants asked if he could take a picture of me drawing. How could i say no seeing as how I draw people all the time without asking. :)