We went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk yesterday, though these pics are from a week ago.
I had the distinct pleasure of watching everybody else ride on the rides, but I took advantage of my me time and broke out the moleskin. I walked around and sketched. Fun!
I was encouraged by this blog post written by my Twitter friend Elizabeth Caldwell.
You can see I immortalized her on page 11. I'm not happy with the quality of these sketches, but I am happy with the act of sketching. I really need to play more. I was just scribbling and it felt great! I'm recording my life in this book and sometimes it, like the sketches, is not pretty.
I just picked up Drawing Lab and I can't wait to play with it. I'm also revisiting The Creative Life by Danny Gregory.
When I checked in on my oldest son the other night, I found this wonderful drawing. I love the action, storytelling, and personality in these drawings. I want to draw like this when I grow up! Ironically, the next day he had a project where he had to draw people and he wanted me to show him how. I told him to just draw more of these guys, but he refused. Go figure.
My other son has been in a creative frenzy with duct tape, pvc pipe, and felt.
Here's his new tricked out Nerf gun.
I love this shot of the Bean Bag people. Even the dog has one.