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May 6, 2010

Every Day in May - 6

Three grandchildren came for dinner the other evening and Sydney brought me these flowers.  They look like peonies, but are actually double tulips.

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May 4, 2010

Everyday in May - 4

Our  Journal Study Group met yesterday and we all made 3" by 5" books using a prototype that Gwen Diehn sent to me after she spent an afternoon with us in March.  The stick goes through 3 loops, keeping the accordion spine closed.  There are 8 pages of watercolor paper to use inside.  I plan to put more of my pregnant model stamps on the pages inside and then have a surprise hidden on the spine.  I'll take photos when I'm finished.

 I just LOVE cute little books!

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May 3, 2010

Every Day in May-3

Yesterday I went to see the Watercolor Society of America annual show at Salmagundi several hours before it closed.   This is the second year that I went to the exhibit and again I was overwhelmed by the talent of the group and their beautiful handling of watercolor.  My fish were inspired by fish that I saw on two of the paintings.  Following the show, I walked across 12th Street in the Village to Utrecht art to get a 9B pencil to work on David Rankin's Fast Sketching Techniques and saw this beautiful tulip growing in front of a brownstone. 

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May 2, 2010

Every Day in May -2

Sydney and Callum came to our apartment yesterday afternoon while big brother Henry went to the Yankee game with our daughter and son-in-law.  The afternoon ended with Cal and I playing with the Play-Doh factory!

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April 28, 2010

Central Park Sketching and Art Meet up Group

Our Meet-up Group is now meeting twice each month - and because of a very rainy Sunday, we met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week.  I went over early so I could see the Members Preview of the new Picasso exhibit.  It is a collection of the Met's Picasso holdings and it is really impressive.  In the second room they have the collection of small caricatures that he did of his artist friends in Barcelona ca 1900.  I fell in love with these when they were in the Barcelona Modernity exhibit several years ago and took a few minutes to sketch one.

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Our Meet-up group then did several 30 minute sketching sessions in the American Wing of the Museum and shared our sketchbooks after each one.  I sketched a sculpture in the Atrium, an art nouveau Roseville Vase on the Mezzanine, and a painting by Robert Reid in the Gallery.

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