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Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 908 Main Street, Bastrop Texas 512 581-1799 http://artconnectionsgallerybastrop.com/


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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On the Hunt .. Sketch

I got another sketch done for Scavenger Hunt 112. A little Hunting info for a few new readers of my blog: I sketch to help "see" lines and shapes better. It seems to help when I paint to put down fewer strokes and have them in the right places. I sketch freehand with no pencil, just the ink pens. Hopefully I "look" better and draw better. It works at times and sometimes I just barrel in and run out of paper or steam. These Hunts on wetcanvas.com give me ideas to sketch; items I would never normally sketch so I have to study them well, like a bathroom sink or a fire hydrant, meter box, etc.

Tonight I did the challenge of putting in 3 or more items from the list into a still life grouping. Number 3, something plastic - the cinnamon container. Number 4, something wooden - my rolling pin for flour tortillas. It is smaller than a regular rolling pin. Number 5, a utensil for cooking/baking - measuring spoons. Number 6, holiday keepsake - a little round metal cookie cutter. I got it in Bolivia at Alacitas (more about that in the next post) and use it for biscochitos, typical Mexican cookies for Christmas. They have anise for flavoring and cinnamon sugar on top. I try to make them small and thin to melt in your mouth like Gene's Aunt Lea. She made the best in the world. She shaped them like little leaves.


Christmas brings on the memories. Tomorrow's post will be about the tree and Alacitas. Oh my, a Bolivian tune just came on my iTunes, "Saint John" by Inka Wayra from their album, "Christmas in the Andes". Interesting. I have the iTunes just on the library in general as I had heard my fill of Christmas carols and songs today while wrapping packages and getting out the nativity scenes. And those are other stories....... Now the tunes is on to Kenny G. Sometimes the random play is very interesting. Next was Jason Roberts with a fiddle tune, "Don't Let the Deal Go Down".

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill