“Befores” and “afters”

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”:

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“After” – pastel

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“Before”, Charcoal – 1 minute sketch

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“Before”, Charcoal,  1 minute sketch

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“After”, pastel

Hmmmm . . . looks like they are all "afters" . . . after drinking

Hmmmm . . . looks like all the drawings are “afters” . . . afters drinking wine . . .

Year of the Fairy Tale – Little Red Riding Hood Story-Board

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
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.

 

Elephant & Ant, SNEAK PEEK

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

the impossibility

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:

A Little More Than Ordinary

*Haiku-Heights Prompt – Light