Weekend Sketch

Salt and Pepper Shakers and a Couple of the Grandkids
We spent a family weekend at a downstate hotel, seeing our son off as he deployed to Afghanistan.   As difficult as that was, we had a really nice weekend together.  Some woman came up and tapped me on the shoulder as I was ordering a Starbucks and said, "There are a lot of weddings here this weekend, but there are also a lot of people here that are deploying. Just so you know".   Just so I know?!  Yeah, I know!  Did I look like I was having too much fun ordering my coffee?

This sketch was done on Nideggen paper in my sketchbook. I did the salt and pepper shakers at dinner, and one of the kids thought I needed the beverage menu as a backdrop. It would have been a good one to do in color.

I have a class tomorrow morning, so I had better go work on some sketches, so my students think I've been doing something.  They keep me on my toes.


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I like how you can take just ordinary props (S&P shakers!) and make them so interesting..and those grands are a bonus :-) Have a great class..

Sand Hill Art said...

Did you send a sketch book with your son? :) So pleased for you that you could spend time together before he left.

Catherine said...

Thanks Colleen. I should sketch all the grandchildren more often - but they don't hold still for very long!

Sally - I don't think he could have squeezed one more thing in his backpack :)

Marj said...

Ours prayers are with your son! Did he leave from Selfridge Field? You were just across town from us again :-)
Your sketches are great as always--they tell the story!
I like the drawings of the "Grands"
--you are right! they don't sit still.

Catherine said...

Thank you for the prayers Marj. Yes, he did leave from Selfridge. That is his "home base".