Street painting festival

The Temecula Street Painting Festival is held in Old Town Temecula every June. We have been going for the past four years as spectators, enjoying watching the artists at work. This year I participated Continue reading

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Fun drawing – celebrating the Big Draw

I like to draw even though I’m not all that great at it. I found out about The Big Draw yesterday and went browsing around to see what it’s all about. It’s pretty cool! Started in the UK, there are drawing events throughout the month of October.

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THE BIG DRAW 2010

“October 2010 is Big Draw month in twenty countries and on five continents. Launched in 2000, this annual initiative has grown from 180 events in the UK to over 1500 worldwide. The Campaign aims to use drawing to connect visitors with museum and gallery collections, urban and rural spaces โ€“ and the wider community โ€“ in new and enjoyable ways. Every Big Draw season offers unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they canโ€™t.”
They have all kinds of neat events (see their tweets about them) mostly in the UK but also some internationally.
From their website I found Draw and Foldover – it’s this really cool and fun flash-based site where you draw something straight from your computer (you get to pick from different pens and can even undo) and then it gets virtually folded over and passed on to another friend, again online, who adds to the drawing and so on. Each person adds to the drawing from head to torso to legs to feet until it’s complete. Do you remember playing that when you were a kid? Ha! Of course when I was a kid there were no computers yet…lol! This is cool and you should try it! Then you can add it to the gallery and view other drawings and even vote for them. I love this! If you try out a drawing feel free to send it to me to add to. ๐Ÿ™‚

dorothy and alice


dorothy and alice
Originally uploaded by mike r baker

I just came across this wonderful illustration by Mike R. Baker while browsing all the beautiful and inspiring artwork by artists on Illustration Friday. I have been wanting to draw my own version of Alice and her various friends in Wonderland. Hopefully I will soon when I finish the various projects I am working on. If you have a chance, take a look at the other work that Mike has done in his Flickr gallery. It’s fabulous!

Illustration Friday – Detective

This has happened at our house on more than one occasion…hhhmmmm doesn’t take a whole lot of detective work to figure out Who Ate All the Cookies…

I’ve long been a fan of Illustration Friday and have many times started drawing to do the challenges, but never finished anything. Today I am brave enough and confident enough to finish my drawing and post it. Thank you for looking and please feel free to leave your comments for me!