Wednesday, October 17, 2018

On a Porto back street



It was an early morning in Portugal when I sat on a narrow stone stoep across from this small café just as it was coming alive for the day. A woman swept and washed the cobbled street around me and graciously brought me chair to sit on while I sketched. Three young (and handsome) trashmen smiled at me as they entered the café. An older woman, with a weather-hardened face, appeared with her soft-spoken husband. She was definitely in charge of the café and perhaps the street too. When the trashmen returned they laughed out loud upon seeing I had included their cart in my drawing. I lingered awhile, not wanting to forget any detail of the Porto story that unfolded in front of me.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Sketchers!

 FUN sketching with members of the vibrant Central Presbyterian Church. All ages ready to sketch in the various corners of their majestic 1889 Richardsonian church. Thanks to all for the warm welcome and the pizza!!