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.

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  1. 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!

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  2. Great hair, good foreheads. Strong feel of a group connected.

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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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