What Goes On 11/6/2015

This week's What Goes On is actually from the last two weeks. It's been a little crazy around here, but now I am back on schedule. 

 

Arting

 I drew wine bottles in Sumi ink

I drew wine bottles in Sumi ink

  Nancy Ahn ,  Suhita  and  Claudine  so focused on their sketches. 

Nancy Ahn, Suhita and Claudine so focused on their sketches. 

This month's SoFA Sketch was a small but great gathering at SoFA Market. I feel like in the last couple months, it has found its groove. I was a late on promoting it, didn't get around to it until the day of, but that made for an awesome table of artists working intimately. 

Some of the artists will draw from life and others from their imaginations. I love the mix. It always makes it fun. I am finding the 

  Anabella 's halloween-themed sketches

Anabella's halloween-themed sketches

  Suhita Shirodkar 's pumpkins. Her sketches are always so loose, yet representative. 

Suhita Shirodkar's pumpkins. Her sketches are always so loose, yet representative. 

  Claudine 's amazing horror poster sketch

Claudine's amazing horror poster sketch

  Bryan 's awesome cats on a dimly lit street. 

Bryan's awesome cats on a dimly lit street. 

 Another sketch of  Suhita 's. I love the contrast of the bottles and the dark figures.

Another sketch of Suhita's. I love the contrast of the bottles and the dark figures.

The next SoFA Sketch is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday November 25th. Follow me on Instagram @francesmarin to stay in the loop on things.

 

Designing

No sneak peaks yet, but I have been doing some behind the scenes designing lately and can't wait to share them with you this month. Hint: bags and a calendar. 

 

Eating

 Kabocha squash

Kabocha squash

I made this Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup this week. It's super good and hearty. You can also toast the seeds afterwards. It turned out killer!

 

Listening

I listened to the Halloween edition of This American Life, titled And the Call Was Coming From the Basement. I'll just say the segment on the raccoon freaked me out!

 

Watching

I FINALLY saw How to Draw a Bunny. After years of being recommended this movie by friends and waiting for it to appear for free on YouTube, it surfaced so I could watch it. Lesser known, Ray Johnson was an artist who was friends with a lot of famous friends: Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, James Rosenquist, Christo... He was so prolific and his work was ahead of its time. He hated galleries and museums. He was a also a mystery to many people. Watch it.

I've been pretty into the show The Americans. It takes place during the Cold War and focuses on two KGB spies disguised as a suburban American couple. I think a big part of why I like it is that it takes place in the 80's. I also love that it is pre-cell phone, so they have to figure things out via landlines . It's nice to see them handle things in a fairly low tech way. The acting is pretty good and it is nice and suspenseful.