No Time To Paint, So Instead.....

Sketch with ink.  3.5" x 5"

Sketch with ink.  5" x 3.5"


Today my beloved Hansel was in surgery.  So for a couple hours I had to wait in the waiting room--where I talked to a very sweet old lady and then spent the rest of my time secretly sketching the other families waiting for loved ones as well.  It's moments like these that I'm glad I keep my pocket sketchbook in my purse.  Sketching took my mind off of things--and made the time go by quicker.

But it's been one of those days.  No time for painting.  Not even a 15 minute stint!  So, I'll settle for a little waiting room sketchin'!




And, if you haven't heard the news yet--today I announced the *Art Journaling Superstar* line-up for my next annual 21 SECRETS coming in 2012.  It's so packed with phenomenal awesomeness that I can't help but be giddy.

Yes, giddy.

So be sure to check it out HERE!!!




Plus, it totally made my whole day week to see the *adorable* doodle Aimee of Artsyville did of moi!  Yep--it's a little embarrassing too--because she totally spilled the beans on some of my dark secrets.  We're talking farm animals, Gene Simmons, and tramp stamps.  You have to go HERE to see what I mean!

I'm so tickled!

Tickled and giddy!  I guess it wasn't too bad of a day after all!




16 comments:

DaleAnnePotter said...

I agree - I take my sketchbook everywhere! You just never know when you NEED it & I don't just put sketches in there, sometimes an idea comes to me & I have to write notes.
Hope Hansel is home and resting/recovering!

Denice @ inkstitch said...

Hope all is well and healing comes quickly. xo

Kelly said...

I hope that all went well with the surgery. Your sketches are lovely! It was smart of you to take the sketchbook with you! Thanks for sharing!

Gwen Hughes said...

Hope all is well!
It is wonderful to see real people in art and when you get home you coud do waterclour washes and paint it that way.
Waiting rooms are the most depressing places...you have captured real life so expertly. I bet those other people wish they had an interesting activity to do to release the anxiety and distress and boredom.
Gwen xx

Lia Edwards said...

Great sketches! Such a great way to make use of otherwise dead time and practice drawing. I'll have to try this sometime. Hope all went well.

Carolyn said...

Sketching was a genius way to handle the anxiety of the waiting room. Hope the surgery went well! Your sketch has captured the feelings I remember from my waiting room times.

That Girl Designs said...

Wow, these are great. Maybe not the best place to have to be, but look at the beauty you were able to capture in the moment.

Tracie said...

Beautiful sketches Connie!
Hoping Hansel is feeling good today and has a speedy recovery....love y'all!

A Splash of Ida said...

Hi Connie,

You sketch very well!!! :-) Its good that you have your sketchbook with you all the time to be able to somehow express what you feel through drawing. :-) Its a good way of channelling out your stress or to be able to cope up with something. :-)

have a great Tuesday. :-)

xoxo
ida

http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

Purpletreebird said...

I love to see sketches done on location. It does make the time go by quicker doesn't it? I also have a vivid memory of how I felt at the time of drawing when I look back at my sketchbook. I hope your memories are sweet ones and I wish a speedy recovery to your Hansel. :)
Jess x x

Christine Martell said...

I really like how you captured the weight of waiting and just what it feels like in those rooms.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

~~~Quick healing vibes for Hansel~~~ Now you two rest and take care. {gentle hug}
Love the old lady sketched, so much personality.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Hope it was smooth sailing and that healing is happening as I write... it is ridiculous how often art saves and calms!!! What do people do who don't have those outlets???

Rita said...

I pray Hasel is doing well now.
Love the lady. Lots of character. Could be one of my relatives. ;)

Natasha said...

Love sketching....it totally calms me. I like to do it before bed.I lose myself in it chica. I love seeing your sketches....hope Hansel is feeling like a rock star today. I'm sending all three of you loads of crazy, cartwheeling love

aimee said...

I'm so glad everything went OK. And it was my total pleasure to doodle your dark secrets! xo