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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Sketches at the Coffee House

Our local Bastrop sketch group met at the local Coffee Dog for our sketching yesterday.  The high today was to be 45 or so and that is not conclusive to sketching outside.  Only three of us showed up, too cold I imagine.  We are not like the Urban Sketchers back in New York or Chicago!  Brrrrr.

I fit my sketches into Scavenger Hunt 522, the new Hunt starting today.


Number 1, seasonal - the Coffee Dog had some decorations up.  Part of the poinsettia was very sad and dead.  I didn't add that in.  Ha.  They had a tree and some other things around.

Number 2, shopping - I could see part of the shopping center out the window.  I wasn't going to put in cars, so added them after the fact.  Not good and out of size, the pickup was closer to the lamp post.  The actual shopping stores aren't in that view either.  So much for that.....

Number 3, comfortable.  The woman was especially enjoying her morning.  She was there as long as we were working on the free wi-fi.  The two boys were having a good time, too.  They did move around a lot!

The guy in the first sketch came over later.  Jane was sketching him and talking to him and told him I sketched him as well.  I only had about 5 minutes or less while he waited for his order.  Turns out he is an artist and so is his wife.

I've been working on a Christmas card.  A bit late, I know.  Nothing new in the life of a procrastinator. . . .

I have one more day of physical therapy.  I'm not sure if it has helped but I ordered a stationary recumbent bike so I can do it at home.  We already have a Total Gym.  Gene has a fit desk but I cannot sit on the regular bicycle seat.  It is a killer!  He loves his Terra-trike for the same reason so he will probably give up the Fit Desk and use my new bike.  That will be OK with me.

Hope you are having success in preparing for the holidays.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

have sent off xmas cards but haven't done anything else lol well th wreath is on the door inside but that because we didnt take it down from last xmas :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, your wreath made me laugh. Maybe we will work on our tree tomorrow. I did send to get my painting photos printed and they are ready today.

Bag Blog said...

We have a recumbent stationary bike (buried in the front bedroom somewhere). The sketches are fun. I want to use Shay and Lindz coffee shop for some urban sketches. I'm thinking of making it my New Year's resolution.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, yep. Exercise equipment usually ends up as clothes racks in our house. Gene has been fairly good with the Fit Desk as he can put his computer on and read the paper. I hate the seat so got this recumbent. It was just $150 and seems pretty sturdy. Some time here is better that 2 hours a day to drive and go to PT. So I'm hoping!
Our sketch group leader is very discouraged in the number of sketchers. Things like that need a few months to get folks interested, they drop in and out like our on line Scavenger Hunts. Hopefully it will keep going.

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