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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Inktober Day 10 - Pattern and Hunt Sketch

Day 10 prompt is pattern.  Lots of those around.  I chose some coasters like the ones Mom Frances used to make.  The only ones I have left of hers are Christmas coasters which are put away.  I got these on Etsy a few years ago.  They are plastic canvas which is plastic mesh with yarn woven through it.  Mom always finished both sides of coasters and they work so well.  No slipping and no water circles anywhere.  These are 6 assorted patterns in red, white and blue.  Are you surprised?

Inktober, Day 10 - Pattern  Micron 02 in the coffee table sketchbook.  By the way, I'm finally past the halfway mark in the sketchbook.  It is taking FOREVER!  I started it in January 2016.  Jennie gave it to me and thought I would finish it in a year.  She didn't know I wouldn't do a page a day.  Hmmm.  This sketch a day in October will help.  I often sketch in other sketchbooks, on pastel paper, on my iPhone and iPad, etc.  And of course, some days I don't sketch at all.

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Scavenger Hunt 605 has a couple of days left.

#5 comes in a bag - the bag has sketching supplies
#6 comes in a bottle - liquid gloves
#7  comes in a tube - paint
#8  comes in a jar - Art Spectrum pastel ground.  It is sanded and can be put on a surface for pastel paintings.  I haven't used any in years so this is bound to be dried up.  It is nice, it comes in colors and can be used to repair sanded surfaces as well if you have scrubbed off too much or made a heavy mark and dented the paper.  I used it on wood panels.  You can brush it on for a textured painted look.

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We went to the Front Room in Smithville for dinner last evening. (Their website is on facebook)  Such a nice quiet bar.  They have snack items but they make a full dinner.  We had some wings and some étouffée. They have some surplus wine on sale for $15 a bottle so we had some Malbec from Argentina.  In Texas you can put the cork in and take what is left in the bottle with you.  We have some from The Bugle Boy and now this to finish at home.  I highly recommend the Front Room and The Bugle Boy.  In fact you can stop in Smithville and have dinner on the way to The Bugle Boy in La Grange to listen to music.  Win/win.

Down the street on the way to Smithville.

On Hwy 1441 on the way back.  We didn't stay out after dark.  :-)

I still haven't unpacked the art supplies.  We shall see........


Jennifer Rose said...

I remember that mesh, made a lot of simple crafts with the stuff

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, I never tried it, but Gene's mom made sooooo much. She gave to all the family and sold at craft shows. I really like the coasters.

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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 Niños. (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


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