Sunday, June 24, 2012

Otsiningo Park Farmer's Market

On one of THE most perfect weather days of the year (so far!) I spent an hour at the farmer's market.  It was a great day for gorgeous produce!  I did four sketches, and bought zucchini and some yummy rhubarb cake! 
Be sure to support your local farmer's markets!  They provide natural, wholesome and delicious foods.

 'Closer to the Heart' Farm produce

'Catskill Cattle Co.'
'Hemlock Creek CSA'
Swiss Chard
'Vines Binghamton Urban Farm'

Friday, June 15, 2012

Courthouse monument

Every Friday in downtown Binghamton, they have a lunch concert and farmers market. So I took advantage of the beautiful weather today and sat on the courthouse steps to sketch.  Shame I left before the music started, though. Lots of construction going on to beautify Binghamton.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Factory cart

Now this would make a really unique coffee table. Another sketch from the Restoration Hardware catalog. Their pages are lovely, mostly sepia-toned and the images are so yummy. I might not want a reconstructed piece, but soo many other items would fit perfectly in my home. *sigh*

Saturday, June 9, 2012

deconstructed = rough around the edges

This settee is in a furniture catalog (I didn't buy it!).  With the inner workings showing and heavily distressed, I guess it's for the same folks that like to buy ripped bluejeans.

No "sun-brella" needed today

June 9, 2012 - Cloudy and looking like rain all day. It's enough to keep me inside and sketch all day! ;-)

Roasted asparagus

June 3, 2012:  I love this veggie, but using the steamer makes it challenging to get the stalks out. So I now roast it in the oven with some olive oil, adding things like fresh garlic, sea salt and grape tomatoes.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ADV riders from Estonia - temple ruins

June 9 - 2012 - Update to this post:  As our weather was decidedly gloomy today, 
I stayed in and sketched all day.  So here is a new sketch from their ride report:
Not sure where they found this little guy!

June 7, 2012 - Apparently I'm not finished sketching from these yet!  Another sketch from the photos of the ADV riders "From Estonia with love".  Reference photos for these sketches can be found on an amazing motorcycle ride report. (I will add location details at a later date.)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Do you love your job as much as the Ladybug?

She comes and weeds or gardens for hours,
then signs her invoices, "Love and a hug".
Now that is someone who loves what she does for a living!

Ithaca Falls, NY 20120513

A mother's day motorcycle ride with a friend led to a sketching day at several relaxing places!
Just now getting to post these.
I freely admit sketching water is not my forte, so I quickly moved on to the 2nd sketch,
the tree near the base of the falls.

If only the water would stay still, I might be able to sketch it!