Monday, August 16, 2010

Hooked On Books

Hooked on Books, Main Street, Penticton
Sketched this over my morning coffee, Yogi at my feet.  Hooked on Books, here on the right, is the newest store to carry my book, and they've invited me to do an event in their wonderful shop!  On September 23, 7-9 pm, I'll be doing a talk on waking up your creativity.  I'll be selling books, including handmade blank sketchbooks and covers.  Admission is by donation, proceeds going to 'Raise a Reader'.  I'm very excited about the whole thing.  If you're in Penticton come on down.

I haven't been blogging much lately.  My dad hasn't been well.  He's in the hospital in Kelowna, an hour away, and we've all been taking rotating shifts sitting with him.  He's 86 and has had a wonderful life.  It's hard to see him struggling now, but we're glad to still have him with us.  I've been so busy between working, sitting with dad, and putting together my new book proposal (more on that soon) that I've forgotten to go sketching lately!  Today was the first time I've dipped my brush in water since the Wells trip.  It felt good.  Sketching is always like a little brain holiday from everything else that's going on.  Love it.


8 comments:

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad..hope he pulls thru and enjoys life again outside the hospital. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Lucia B. said...

Your sketch is lovely! I agree with you that sketching is always a little brain holiday... even in difficult times, it helps us recover our energy.

travelingsuep said...

So sorry about your dad.

I love the sketch and wish I could pop by for your talk next month.

Claire M said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I can relate to it as I'm going through health issues with my mom.

But, I'm delighted to find the painting today. I find it so refreshing to play with my paints when the other areas of my life get too stressful. Thanks for sharing this bit of light with us.

and congratulations on the upcoming talk and book signing!!

Sue Van Etten said...

Wow. I really love this sketch. Congratulations on the talk. Hope your dad isn't suffering too much.

Sandy said...

I would love it too!!

Barbara Weeks said...

Sketching is a great soother as well as release. Hope your Dad's health improves.

I love your journals!

Sketchalina said...

Thanks everyone! My dad's doing much better now. He's feisty enough to be mad about being stuck in the hospital. That's a good sign. Last year when he was sneaking out of the hospital, the staff tried to stop him saying "Mr. McQuaid, you can't go. You're attached to the IV!" to which he grumbled "I'll mail it back to you." We have our work cut out for us keeping him in there this time.