I feel like the days are all the same but something’s changed, and I’m not drawing so much early in the morning. With school online classes picking up our mornings are less lazy. So I sketch the kids while we eat lunch. You wouldn’t know the difference from my breakfast sketches, except I’m telling you this is lunch.
This morning Nishant Jain aka @thesneakyartist and I did a set of 16 6-second sketches from a set of photos on Instagram Live. It was fun to chat, draw and compare notes and see similarities and differences in how we draw and think.
It was fun to do and we’ll do this again! I really like this 2-person format: you chat, you exchange ideas, and you draw, no pressure. If you think of things you’d like to see in a live stream: talking with another artist, drawing or painting something, sketching with another artist like we did today, let me know, I’m looking for ideas.
This little mug of chai appeared in my book too. It’s black Oaxacan pottery, which brings back memories of a fabulous time teaching a workshop with Art Leap Adventures in Oaxaca, Mexico last year. Fingers crossed, we’re back for a week in Mexico City this fall with our next workshop…
25 days into the lockdown here in the Bay Area: Some things get easier, some things harder. And through it all, I’m able to put pen to paper, and for that, I am so, so grateful.