Archive for November, 2010
By Eddie Peña
As Margaret wrote in her post yesterday, she and I were interviewed on NBC news while drawing the inflation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons in NYC. (You can read more about it on my blog.) This is a drawing from a Thanksgiving trip she and I took to Sedona several years back. Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to be thankful for all the good in our lives, and my friends are certainly up there on the list!
Posted by Veronica.
PS – I also thought a drawing of a beautifully serene landscape might be a good antidote to all the Black Friday shopping chaos! Hope all you shoppers got some good deals yesterday – I stayed home and enjoyed leftovers!
My friend, and fellow studio 1482er, Veronica Lawlor and I went to draw at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon blow up last night. It was buzzing, as usual. The kids love it. They scream out every name of every balloon as they go by. Katy Tur from NBC News interviewed us while we were drawing! Cheers, Katy! What a great lady and what a great night!!!
Giant balloons, NBC News, my friend and drawing…all in one night!
There is so much to be thankful for, everyday.
Had a chance to enjoy the “almost” warm weather yesterday and the amazing sunset.
I heard someone say this week that there’s 32,000 choices every one of us is expected to make in a lifetime.
Whether it sounds daunting or fabulous, my first thought was that kinda rings true for drawing too. There’s just as many options, left, right, up, down, in, out, turn here, turn there…. the possibilities!!! Above is a drawing I made on a typical morning in the Magic Kingdom, another fine place in quest of left, right, up, down, in, out, turn here, turn there….
Have a magical day, Michele
When I first found out that my wife had scoliosis I began to do some research, I had never heard of scoliosis up until then. In my research I began to make drawings that described what I thought it felt like based on the descriptions I read. The drawings above are just a few from a series I made.
Ink drawing of main cellist at a concert rehearsal. to see more drawings from that set, please visit my regular blog
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Belvedere Castle, in Central Park, NY. – posted by Veronica
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be coming up in a few days. I thought it would be fun to post a page of drawings I made a few years ago on the eve of the parade. I tried to draw Spider Man from as many different angles as I could. It’s fun to go Thanksgiving Eve and watch the balloons being blown up. It’s a real different perspective than the actual viewing on parade day. These drawings were made on Central Park West on 80th and 79th streets around the Museum of Natural History.
I’ve been redefining fall for myself this year– really thinking about it in new ways. Funny, because all I had to do was sit and draw a few of its leaves. For more Fall themed art, and for more drawings of leaves, visit my blog. -Despina
Newport, Rhode Island has always held a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband and I were married. It’s where we retreat to when time in the city gets hectic. It’s where we’ve built adoring friendships and memories we’ll always treasure.
Trinity Church is right in the heart of downtown Newport, a real anchor of rich New England history in this charming seaport town. If you haven’t been to Newport, consider it a must on your bucket list. Don’t forget to pick up a lobster roll or two! Drawing by Michele
Here is another watercolor drawing from that lovely German Halloween show in Brooklyn. If you want to read the full review, please visit my music blog and consider following me on twitter @musikati and thanks for the support!