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Doodleheads, Subway Sketching, Patience

Sketches of people meeting
Meeting, thinking, waiting (click images to enlarge)

Practicing patience while doing for others the past week has meant less time for painting. A dear friend broke his leg and has required 2 trips to the hospital and other chauffering. The computer I gave to my wonderful neighbors came down with a variety of ills, including a dead power supply and a huge load of viruses (or is that virii?). And work was a non-stop series of meetings, trouble-shooting and brainstorming sessions that completely wore out my brain.

Subway sketches of people on BART
Doodleheads: Subway sketches of people on BART

Today instead ofpainting I’ve spent hours trouble-shooting and (hopefully) restoring my former computer (the virus scan is still running and zapping hundreds of virus files). Lesson: Never let a 12 year old boy use a PC without first installing virus software! A friend told me about the free (for home users)and downloadable Avast Antivirus and he is right: it is fantastic!

Subway sketches of people on BART
Doodleheads 2: Subway sketches of people on BART

I need to start a new sketchbook. This one is nearly full and I seem to be postponing the dreaded blank sketchbook, instead cramming everything on the remaining few pages.

Another thing I discovered this week is that Amazon offers all sorts of free music mp3 downloads, (click this link then scroll down) from whole albums to songs from a variety of artists. I’m listening to the ones I downloaded yesterday and really enjoying them. Everything from Billie Holiday, the Butchies, and Firewater to the entire album “Very Best of Naxos Early Music,” which is heavenly.

5 replies on “Doodleheads, Subway Sketching, Patience”

Well, you got tons of sketching done! Lovely to see, just for change, as well as the fab paintings! What a wonderful friend and neighbour you are, Jana, I’m sure they must know how lucky they are, I hope so. Interesting to read what you are listening to, I’ll have to try that link!


Do you have some doodles that you actually continued drawing and finished?

I can’t call drawing my hobby because I only do it few times in a year (would that be a correct definition for those who have it as a hobby?)

I draw faces and more often draw on an impulse, whenever I get a strong feeling, whether bad or good, towards someone.

I am more comfortable utilising my charcoal pencils to have some painterly effects.

It will be wonderful if you can give me constructive criticisms in my blogspot.

Thank’s in advance!


Thanks everyone.

Elmangallery, I usually don’t do anything further with my doodles but it’s an interesting idea you suggest, taking a sketch from the subway and seeing if I could make a painting of it.


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