Crewcut on BART

Crewcut on BART

Just a few recent sketches on our subway system, BART, that I ride twice a week, in a 13 minute ride to the office. (I work from home 2 days a week and in the office 2 days a week).

Late for Work

Late for Work Again

It seems so decadent to be sketching while really late for work. Fortunately I make my own schedule and can stay later to make up the time and get everything done. I usually work from 10-6 so at 10:40 on BART I was really late!

Late for Work

Late for Work Again!

What can I say? Being late seems to be a common theme. I like to take my time in the morning and not rush and given my slim grasp on time to begin with, it’s easy to get late. I’ve vowed to mend my ways and start getting up earlier which seems to be the only solution. But then I need to go to bed earlier too. That’s harder.

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  1. Wonderful sketches! Something like being late would have stressed me out so bad that I couldn’t have even thought about sketching!

    Oh, and yesterday’s lion was nice too. This Cathy friend of yours, does she have a website?

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    • Thanks Raena. As I said to Carol, I’m so used to being late and sketching in public it doesn’t make me nervous. And no, Cathy doesn’t have a website. She’s a professional graphic designer for a big company and spends all day on the computer. Her work is amazing, both sketches and plein air, but she’s happy to just share it with her friends rather than the whole world. She does visit some favorite blogs regularly to see what people are doing, but that’s the extent of her art blogging connection. Sometimes I envy the extra time that gives her but I treasure my connections with other artists and art bloggers on the web even more. Jana

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  2. Nice sketches! And I love that you were able to draw them even if you were late. (I’d be throwing up in a corner of the train.)

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    • You are so funny! Would it be because you were nervous about sketching or upset about being late for work. I guess I’m so used to both that it doesn’t make me nervous, even when there’s someone on the seat beside me watching. Of course that’s one advantage of being so late to work — the train is half empty so I can have the seat to myself. Jana

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  3. Well, what amazes me is that you can draw while riding BART at all!! I was living in Alameda in the late 1970s and was way too scared I’d get stuck under the Bay. There were lots of power outages back then.

    Your drawings are skillful and I’m glad you let yourself do the work.

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  4. I love the sketches — and the fact that you were able to make the most of being late for work! That’s the beauty of always have a sketchbook handy — don’t just sit there and be late, sketch something!

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  5. Holy cow, Jana! You blog faster than I can keep up – LOL! But now I have all these wonderful posts to look at, so it’s all good. I like your comment about your friend who doesn’t blog much. I was just thinking today that some days I spend entirely in front of the computer. I need to get away from it and create art!

    That being said, what a great schedule for you to be able to sketch on the train. Probably relaxing for you too, just before you face the day.

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    • It’s only a short trip — just 13 minutes– and only two days a week now since I get to work from home my other 2 days. It is a good way to relax before/after work, although every now and then I get so into drawing I miss my stop! Jana

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