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Jacqui 11/18 – From a photo November 19, 2007

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From a photo


Day 6 – Architheque November 7, 2007

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Dreaming of a guest house in my grandmother’s barnyard, made of concrete, CMUs, heart pine, and salvaged metal siding…


266 November 5, 2007

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04 226

The problem with setting myself the challenge of doing all of this month’s drawings outside my apartment is that . . . on some weekend days, I just don’t leave my apartment.

Today was one of those sort of days, but because I take my DrawMooing very seriously, I made myself go outside, walk around for about fifteen minutes to warm up, and then park myself on a stoop to draw.

My neighborhood is lousy with stoops, but my building doesn’t happen to have one. And I didn’t want to freak anybody out or get yelled at for sitting on some stranger’s steps, so I ended up on the steps of the one public building on my street, which is some kind of medical center. And this doorway across from me was the only thing I could see that was lit well enough to draw.

To give you an idea of how pathetic my night vision is: I thought I was using a black pen.

Anyway. If I hadn’t been drawing this, I would never have noticed the skeleton hanging beneath the lefthand lamp; there are also some kind of Halloween decals on the glass of the doors. In a few days, it’ll probably be replaced with Christmas decorations. My neighborhood is very big on decorations.


3511 November 28, 2006

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3511; click for larger version

11/27/06: Another Spanish-style house in the neighborhood.


El Cortez

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El Cortez; click for larger version

11/27/06: El Cortez hotel, downtown San Diego.


Windmill, Open window, Giraffe November 27, 2006

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Windmill; click for larger version

11/24/06: A windmill in La Mancha, Spain, drawn from a photo I shot in late September.

Open window; click for larger version

11/25/06: Looking up at an apartment building on Van Buren Street, San Diego. Drawn from a photo.

Giraffe; click for larger version

11/26/06: I know I said earlier that I wouldn’t post any more faces, but after our visit to the San Diego Zoo, I couldn’t resist. Drawn from a photo.


California Tower, John, Hippo butts

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California Tower, Balboa Park; click for larger version

11/24/06: California Tower: Balboa Park is an amazing place in San Diego with a zoo, museums, galleries and a bandshell. This is the top of its tallest building, the California Tower.

John; click for larger version

11/25/06: This is a picture of my son trying on a dashing hat at an outdoor store. He’s much more handsome than the picture suggests.

Hippo butts; click for larger version

11/26/06: My husband and I visited the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. My favorite exhibit was the hippos. Their huge enclosure includes a place where visitors can view the hippos under water. I had a good view of their butts.


3318 November 24, 2006

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3318; click for larger version

11/23/06: A house in the neighborhood, drawn from a photo, because I didn’t think it’d be wise to sit on the sidewalk and stare at the place for an hour and a half. This is one of the many beautiful Spanish-style houses in our part of San Diego.


Key; North Park Theatre November 18, 2006

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11/16/06: This would get you in my front door, if it were made of metal and not pixels.

North Park Theatre; click for larger version

11/17/06: North Park Theatre, as seen from the Claire de Lune coffee shop in San Diego. This is unlikely to win any prizes, but a month ago, I’d never even have attempted something this complicated.


More ink, no color November 16, 2006

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covered bridge
I found today’s drawing relaxing. I took a little longer than usual but “learning” how to create different values with the ink pen was quite enjoyable – perhaps because it was methodical. I added the trees at the end and then ran out of energy/time for filling in all the branches.