Here's a drawing of my friend Helen, who is a musician-- she writes very beautiful songs and sings them at various places-- now mostly on Zoom song circle meetings . . . Here is her bandcamp page: https://helenchaya.bandcamp.com/
I sketched this quickly, while listening to her sing at a Zoom meeting. I think that is the first time I've drawn a musician while watching on video . . .
This August I have artwork up at Low Bar . . . it is a very nice bar/restaurant in downtown Vancouver. They have a dramatic and awesome way to display art there-- there are three recessed panels where pictures are hung, with lighting. They also have amazing food . . . I had a Greek salad when I was there for First Friday, and I think I have never had so many kalamata olives before.
The series of pictures that is at Low Bar is the same as what was up at the downtown library for just a few days in July. But at Low Bar, they will be there much longer, through Aug 30.
Come and take a look! I will put a few pictures of the setting here, but these are small in format and don't show how long and tall the three panels are; each panel has three color pencil pictures hung on it.
"The Eye of the Storm" -- ink and color pencil
"Blue Green Color Fence" and "Yellow Purple Design"
"Color Machine" -- ink and color pencil
I'm getting ready to bring a set of framed pictures to the downtown library . . . these will be included in a show featuring myself and three other artists.
It begins on First Friday, July 7, with a reception from 5:00 to 8:30 . . . and will continue through Saturday and Sunday.
I hope you can make it to see them while they're up!
The downtown library is on C street:, 901 C St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Here are some sketches I made while attending a music event in May, in Nashville -- It was the Objective Sessions, an opportunity to learn about the goals of The Extreme Tour, a music tour that reaches out with free music concerts that bring a positive message. There were also great opportunities to learn and develop as a music artist. I am a songwriter, and found these four-day sessions to be very helpful and inspiring.
Enroute, on the plane . . .
This was an Air B&B; there were musical instruments all over the place . . .
This event is entirely run by volunteers! Here are a few of them getting ready for sign-in.
Rocking out with Sideways Derby, one of the music groups who played in the evening showcase.
There is a big banner on the stage . . . a backdrop for the speakers and other participants.
Royal Ruckus is a rapper. His stage partner is a little dog named Olivia.
Performers were critiqued by a music industry panel.
Another Air B&B -- close to downtown, where the event was held.
A workshop speaker with his glasses prop . . . and another industry panel, doing Q and A
Everyone was singing together at the start of this meeting in a school.
You better not whine at Puckett's -- there is a $5 fine.
This grocery store and restaurant was the place for an after-party.
What could be more fun than an open mic? This is inside Puckett's.
There was an interesting plant in the window-- maybe a cactus? -- at this Air B&B.
I sat across from this person, waiting to get on the plane to go back home.
Have just started on an art journey . . . it will last 5 months, and there will be a new project each month. It is with a group called "Make Art That Sells," and it looks like a great way to learn more and get some more portfolio development happening.
This is a compilation of some sketches I made this week, on the theme of 20's hairstyles --