Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More Fun

I was fortunate enough this week to have the opportunity to go figure drawing with a great group of people.  The model was by far one of the best models I've ever drawn in my life.  She truly had a talent for posing.  I had a great time :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Life

Every day I fall more and more in love with Brooklyn.  Perhaps though its not the city so much as just the joy I feel from drawing the people who inhabit it.  I am fortunate to be living in one of the best neighborhoods and the variety and diversity of people is astounding.  I feel such a rush of excitement when I look up for a moment from my sketchbook and am instantly captivated by whatever human is crossing my line of sight.  The possibilities suddenly seem endless.  With my pen and my paper I feel like a force of nature, unstoppable.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Sherman Brothers

Please excuse me while I try to stop weeping on my keyboard.
I just watched the Sherman brothers documentary and it was soooooooo EMOTIONAL.  For those of you who don't know the Sherman brothers were responsible for basically every song that brings back special childhood memories.  Example: every song in Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh (you know the intro to the old ones...sigh) etc.
The story of the brothers themselves is quite sad.  Though they worked together for many decades they never got along and now that they don't work together they don't even talk.   So.  That is emotional.  Throw in songs that make me think of a simpler time and my bottom lip starts a quivering.... EMOTIONS!

Here they are, those wonderful brothers.  Let me just say thank you thank you thank you Sherman brothers.  I can't imagine a world where your music doesn't exist....

Seriously guys, look them up.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Don't cry for me Toronto

I'm really having a great time exploring this lovely city.  I still have a few other things to do before I feel completely settled but so far so good.  Today I had a really lovely saturday.  There is a ridiculous abundance of people to draw and a ridiculous amount of food to consume.  I am doing both.  This is awesome.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

16 and....

YES  I watch 16 and pregnant.  I must admit I've always been a bit of a documentary series junkie.  I really like to hear other people stories.  I love intervention, real housewives, EVERYTHING.  These people are so different then me and I love to watch and learn about what its like coming from different places in life.  I like going into something thinking "theres no way I can relate to this" and then coming away from it realizing that I really identify with other peoples stories.  No I've never been 16 and pregnant but I have faced fear and uncertainty.  I've never been a housewife who has been "well taken care of" but I have had clashes with family and friends and indulged in the drama of it.  Sure I was in high school... but I can relate!