Standing outside of the Musee d’Orsay gave me a chance to both warm my fingers and try to understand the architecture. I can’t get enough of those chimneys! The Musee is an old train station and has a lovely sense of space and light. It houses impressionist paintings and… and I don’t do justice to the rest of the exhibits because it’s the impressionism I make a bee-line for.
These buildings are across the street from the museum and they look like they are crowdedly sprouting out of a flower pot, don’t they? I think that’s what happens when I draw from the roofline down, instead of thinking about the entire composition at once as a whole. I started with the roof-line because of my chimney-love and was worried the line would move faster than my ability to draw the buildings.
Last week I finally got to go be surrounded by butterflies at the Museum of Natural History. Since they started their Butterfly Conservatory, I’ve wanted to go do this! The heat and humidity was intense, so I only stood in there a half an hour or so and sketched. I added some color later on. They are so fragile, fleeting, erratic little things and I felt like I couldn’t move much or else I’d walk into one or step on one!
One landed on my hand and sat there for a while, doggedly stabbing at me with its whisker-like proboscis, sure that I had some nectar in there somewhere.
Munich illustration from August, 2012, issue of Oryx Magazine. Thank you to AD Steve Peaple and Lindy Polmeer.
Featuring Rotkreuzplatz, Sarcletti Ice Cream, Lieblingsladen, Olympic Park, Ruffini Cafe, Hans im Glück (hamburgers), Nymphenburg Canal, Nymphenburg Palace, and Zauberberg.
February 2013 issue of Oryx of Beijing, China. Thanks to AD Steve Peaple and Rachel Smith.
Dashilar neighborhood featuring Rui Fu Xiang Silk Store, Nei Lian Sheng, Dai Yue Xuan, Luma Lu Studio, UBI, Tian Hai, Gege Su, and Capital M.
Another great MoCCA Artfest, I walked around on Sunday to touch base with friends I haven’t seen in a awhile and get a feel for the new and exciting. One of the things I loved the most was the fact that I saw many familiar faces from Drink and Draw Like A Lady–another reason why that party is the best! Tags and links to follow, as always if you see yourself and want me to tag you or otherwise recognize you, feel free to shout out. And if you want to link to a photo to use in a blog post or write-up, don’t hesitate!
Ladies, I do have a few of your business cards so I will be linking to you on your photos. However–do you see yourself in a photo and you’d like to have a twitter, facebook, or webpage shoutout? Let me know!
One of the things I love about this party is how it is before MoCCA Artfest, so therefore I get to see all of the great people I’ve met At the actual show, and I have context for talking to them. Live long, Drink and Draw Like A Lady! (and, with your help, they can!)
Caramelize (I spelled it wrong in the picture!) a halved Cipollini onion, flip it over, add some broth and some fresh thyme. When it’s nearly translucent top with some bleu until it’s melty. Delicious! Originally posted on Lucy Knisely’s Snacklove tumblr to herald her book Relish, which is out now–did you see her at MoCCA Artfest?