Judy Formato collects people – from bus rides, parties, meetings and invites them to her “POP” gatherings – Painting on the Patio. Yesterday I met her collection of very talented and welcoming women who have been meeting for 3 years to paint, chat and share resources.
Most of the women were doing water-color. I experimented with my newly purchased pastels to color two of my quickie life drawing sketches I had done in class.
The afternoon was topped off with wine and snacks. Judy served a verrrrry tasty egg plant dip that had zing from some delicious pepper sauce imported by the family fine Italian food company Formato Brothers.
Here are my “befores” and “afters”:
“After” – pastel
“Before”, Charcoal – 1 minute sketch
“Before”, Charcoal, 1 minute sketch
Hmmmm . . . looks like all the drawings are “afters” . . . afters drinking wine . . .
Here’s my story-board for Little Red Riding Hood, The REAL Tail (you’ll have to click the link for the story)
- Little Red Riding Hood – The Real Tail story board
Story-boards are suppose to be little sketches that go along with the story. The sketches are suppose to be on a “board”. Mine are on a piece of paper. That means I made a story-paper.
Sneak Peek of Elephant & Ant !!!!!
ONLY YOU, yes YOU, no one else in the whole wide world, have the first, the very first glimpse of What’s to COME!
An astounding, creative, lovable, incredible, unbelievable,
did I say lovable?, story of the Love Affair between
Elephant & Ant
The start of the tail
A love story come to light*
You have the first peek
Elephant and Ant
An Unlikely love affair
to light up your life
She’s light on his feet
He is the light of her life
He’s not a light weight
He can’t see beyond his nose
That everyone knows
So stay tuned right here
There’s MORE to be brought to light
Just for your delight
In response to haiku prompts on Haiku-Heights Ramesh Sood wrote a series of haiku about Elephant and Ant. He’s now put the story between this unlikely pair into rhyme – and I’m delighted to help him introduce them to you.
(The sketches on this page are preliminary and are not to be confused for the REAL Elephant and Ant)
Read Ramesh’s wonderful poetry on his blog:
*Haiku-Heights Prompt – Light