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A Trip to the Allergist’s


Above: Journal spread sketched in the Allergist's office while I was waiting the obligatory 30 minutes after my allergy shots. Page size is approx. 6 x 8 inches; spread 12 x 8 inches. Click on the image for an enlargement.

Yesterday marked the end of a crazy week. I was looking forward to a relaxing time at the Allergist's sketching in the waiting room—but there weren't any people there. Finally a lovely young woman appeared, but she kept getting up and disappearing. (When you are in the injection waiting room you look through a small doorway into the main waiting room and your view is limited. People walk in and out of the "frame," so to speak. I ended up having to write more notes than I usually do on such a visit, to fill up my time.)

A couple notes about the spread:

I’m Cross Posting? No—Guest Posting

If you want to see an image for this post, and if you can't wait for tomorrow's daily post, here is an extra post from me, posted at Ken and Roberta Avidor's Twin Cities Sketcher Blog, where I am allowed (gasp) to guest post. (You'd think I was given a key to to the launch […]


Miscellaneous Matters for Friday

Right: One of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' old entrance animal guardians—an urban sketch from one of my journals. Click on the image to see an enlargement, and read on to find out where to see the full image. (Hey, I just checked the enlargement and you can see the paper towel pattern where I mopped up one of my washes.) Staedtler Pigment Liner and gouache, PB60 of course.

A rambling post in which I discuss:

  • my discovery of the cure for cancer.
  • my post on Twin Cities Sketchers (a new blog I wrote of yesterday)
  • contact info for landscape artist Diane Wesman omitted from my original post (and a show reminder)
  • Danny Gregory's new book
  • bread baking
  • my hope of drawing dogs tonight

I say, if any of those things interest you read the post and go with the flow. If these things don't interest you maybe you need to ask "why not?" Either way, come back tomorrow. I'm still pushing for the "posting every day for two months" goal, and I have another contest coming up to celebrate that when I get there. So to begin…


Twin Cities Sketchers: A New Group Blog


Right: Watercolor sketch of outside muralists at work, © Roberta Avidor. (Handbook Journal and watercolor.)

Do all things urban interest you when you sketch? Do you love to draw on site? Do you live in the Twin Cities? If you answered yes to those questions then you need to go to Twin Cities Sketchers the new blog started by that indefatigable sketcher, Ken Avidor. 

Inspired by artist Gabi Campanario’s group blog Urban Sketchers, Ken has launched a blog for Twin Cities artists to share sketching work which captures our local environment. Ken welcomes “suburban” views as well, on the blog, thus allowing artists to capture the entire range of their experience in the metro area (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN). 

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