I haven’t been sketching for ages and I have missed it. November and December were filled with sewing leather bags and other creations. I’m pretty well done now and so have had a chance to get out my paints. On Saturday I parked across from one of my favourite buildings, The Riverboat. It is a two storey stone structure with great verandahs built in 1832 on a hill rising out of town.
I signed up for Liz Steele’s marvellous class months ago with great anticipation. But what a busy time I’ve had since then between travelling and sewing! Lesson seven will arrive in my inbox tomorrow, but I will be beginning lesson one. Luckily we have access to the lessons for a good while and I’ll be able to take my time learning from each exercise. I hope to post some of my attempts.
Liz is known for her sketches of tea cups and she has access to many great cafes. In my town we have limited choices, but we are lucky to have one stellar spot. I was at L’Auberge de France for lunch yesterday–a little bit of the south of France on our main street–and arrived early so that i could sketch my cappuccino in their signature yellow china. Afterward I sat in my car on the edge of the river and quickly sketched the city hall in the mist. So much more fun than battling the xmas crowds at the mall!