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Skirmisher statue

Blues on the Bridge

Blues on the Bridge is a day of free outdoor concerts, with food trucks and vendors in downtown Binghamton.  This was my first year going, and I brought my sketchbook to give the Skirmisher statue another try.

I wasn’t happy with the first attempt, here:Skirmisher statue

But after walking around a bit, and running into a few family and friends, I sat for another try.  Pretty happy with this one, especially as I just put ink to paper, no pencil outline first.  Calling it a day!Skirmisher statue

Garlic

A trip to the Farmer’s Market

This market is awesome for delicious and juicy fresh veggies!  They’re so amazing that, well, sketches were needed.

Here you go, fresh from market, and they tasted as good as they looked!  Hope you’re enjoying some fresh fruits and veggies this summer!

Garlic

Fresh garlic. 

Carrots

   Fresh carrots

Onion

Fresh onion

 

Jamey fishing

Goin’ fishin’

Hiking comes naturally to me. So does, being outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature.  So when Jamey talked about going fishing, I was happy to join him!

So far, he’s brought me a 7.5’ fly rod, reel and a cool fishing vest!  I got some hip boot waders, so I’m all set! We’ve only been out once so far, as the weather hasn’t really worked with our schedules. The fish were not cooperating that day, but it was just nice being out there and relearning the method. After all, it’s been decades since I last fished! Yeah, I know, a very long time, right? 🙄

Anyway, Jamey had gone a while earlier, and got a photo taken of him while he was on the stream.  It called for a sketch, and here it is.

Jamey fishing

Love this guy! 💕

Scoot and boots

How do you describe yourself?

For the last several years, I’ve described myself as a scooterist. Obviously, that’s not all I am, but it’s been 6 years of fun with the Vespa GT200 in Portofino green!  Recently decided to hang up my boots and sell it, as Grey Matter is taking up lots of time and energy.  Alas, the scoot doesn’t have the same appeal as before.

At least, it IS going to a good home.  My friend Jim, who is the one who found it for me, is the perfect new owner for it.  He has given me driving tips and done the maintenance on it.  Happy scooting Jim! Scoot and boots

Coffee and tea and meditate postcards

Having fun with coffee and tea sketches!

It’s been so much fun with the coffee and tea towels (see that post here), I decided to add to it.  Here are a few postcards for sale, they’re 4×6 with an envelope. Coffee and tea and meditate postcards

I also ordered a mug from my zazzle page, just to see one, and I do love it! (You can get your own here). Of course, if you’d like a different design for your mug, send me an email and let me know which one!

Towel display at cup-a-jo

Coffee & Teapot tea towels are in!

On display at Cup-a-Jo

Very excited to share the latest items with my art.
The colorful screen imprint is of ink and watercolor sketches, original art by me.   These are printed so the design can be seen when hung. Towel display at cup-a-jo

These makes excellent gifts when paired with a box of favorite tea or coffee!
Pick any or all of three different designs.

1. Blue/ Silver
2. Green/ Brown
3. Orange/ Brown

I did these sketches on site from displays at a local coffee shop, Cup-a-Jo, on Front St. in Binghamton, NY.

These soft flour sack tea towels measure 28″ x 28″.  Art size is approximately 5″x8″.  Fabric color is white. Machine wash and dry.

Towels are $12 each (plus shipping), buy any 2 or more tea towels for discounted pricing!

How to purchase? 1. Stop in to Cup-a-Jo, enjoy their delicious food and get your towels there!  2. Message me  3. Visit my Etsy page. ($14 includes shipping)

Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

My niece pointed out that those green things growing outside might be ostrich fiddleheads!  These are good for eating, after boiling and sautéing.  So I picked several and tried them.  It may have been a little early to pick, because there was brown stuff that was rather difficult to remove.

But I did like the taste, so I decided to buy some at our local market. These were a little larger, with no brown ‘stuff’ on them. Very yummy, like a delicate asparagus flavor. Of course, garlic, butter and salt helped.  It seems like a bit much effort needed, so I won’t be doing these very often, but I’m very glad I gave them a try! Fiddleheads

Sketches in the Glen

A heart-shaped surprise

Walked the Glen today, 40°, the snow has started melting and last fall’s autumn leaves are peeking out.  I sketched quickly, adding color at home.   Check out my favorite tree on the right, just noticed the heart shape! 

That’s what sketching does – helps you notice details, things you’d otherwise miss. Sketches in the Glen

Here’s a screen shot from the Alltrails app of my typical Glen walk- 1.7 miles in 40 minutes. I’m not a speed walker! 😉. All Trails - Glen hike