- The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast interview with Abby Martin was a great listen. I've been following her for years and I loved hearing her perspective on the current political climate.
A couple weeks ago, it was pretty sweet to spend my Monday in Monterey painting with my friend Tara (her painting of kayakers is on the left). We had a great time especially since the rain stopped and it was nice enough to sit on a bench and work outside. I always feel like I need to do this more.
A librarian friend started a Drawn to the Night event at the Santa Clara City Library. The theme was 'eyes' and we had a blast hanging out drawing.
I worked on a portrait of April Ryan, the journalist. It's about 50 percent finished here. Rachel did an awesome job setting up the event with a display of different examples of eyes, tables and they even have work stations with angled tables.
- This New Yorker humor piece on working from home is a little too accurate! Thanks to Meighan O'Toole's newsletter for sharing. Freaking hilarious.
- I'm FINALLY reading The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao by Juno Díaz. So far, it's really good and I'm sad I waited so long. It's a story about a Dominican boy in New Jersey.
Sofa Sketch was extra good this round since we gave our first about to be mom some special gifts, including a book of images we made for her. I marbled the front cover in blue and painted her name. I left it open ended so everyone could paint or write whatever they wanted. The artists made so many good ones around motherhood, that I decided to make mine about imagination, painting Claudine and her new baby on a boat, with her pups close by on shore (dad's in the house cooking). It was fun painting something from my head, keeping it super intuitive.
After painting the image for Claudine's book, I decided to paint something intuitively again for sketch night. It didn't turn out as great as I thought it might, but it was a fun exercise.
Yvonne's art from Sofa Sketch. I loved those dark shadows and how she used the corner of the page.