Monday, August 31, 2009

Ironman Canada Start From Our Balcony

The start of Ironman Canada. It's a 3.8 K swim, 180 K bike, and 42 K run. That's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26 miles for you non-metric folks. We're usually knee deep in the water, cheering them on, but this year we're in the comfort of our home. It's always a beautiful, emotional moment watching these athletes begin their journey. Love it. Top finishers will be in this afternoon, but the race continues on until midnight. Congrats to all who are here - including the thousands of volunteers who make it all possible!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Life Drawing with Masks and Cape

I recovered from my 'dental assault' enough to make it to life drawing last night.  First time I've made it two weeks in a row since I think before Christmas.  It was good - I felt like I was in the groove.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Post Dentist Leer

Post Dentist Leer
Originally uploaded by sketchalina
I'm seriously frozen. My face feels like a catcher's mitt. I'm soooo close to finished putting my book together, but I just can't do it right now. I'm going to bed. I think I'll be done by Friday - then it's just to print!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Almost There!

A couple more pages from my 'On Keeping a Watercolour Sketchbook Journal' project.  It's all done now, except for assembling the examples and a bit of lettering on the final page.  Now I just have to get it all properly scanned and printed.  I also need to get my website set up and functioning, since the  address is in the book.  In ink.  No turning back.

I've asked some of my favorite sketchbook artists to let me use one of their sketches in the example section, and pretty much all of them have come back with a yes!  Thank-you all!  Just seeing what other people are doing in their journals is always motivating, and these particular people and journals are, well you just have to see them.