that was back in...whenever murphy left on his mission. in fact, here's my exact message via linkedin.com to her on 8/28/08 at 7:05 AM--
"Now that Murphy's gone...we still have to be friends! :) Maybe if we're "linked in", we'll go sketchbooking more often."note: that was august. we've been pestering each other about it ever since.
and the FIRST time we went skeckbooking was on may 14th. as in....a few weeks ago. we decided since she's leaving on a mission on WEDNESDAY (as in, two days) to russia, we'd better make good drawing time with what time we had left. so, we decided to plan a big drawing trip and some other little ones. i coined the little ones 'sketchisodes' and the big ones 'sketchventures'. why? because...they're awesome.
our first sketchisode took place at phs' track. we wanted to draw people but they were too far away, so laura taught me a creative exercise: scribble shapes! designing characters out of scribbles. laura showed introduced me to the work of brittney lee, who is absolutely brilliant in my mind now. apparently brittney makes some of her characters out of scribble shapes. mine aren't as good, but here they are:
sketchisode #2 was downright faaan-tastic (it must be said with emphasis on the first syllable). we went to barnes and noble and i bought a mini moleskin sketchbook, then we went to gelato's and drew the unassuming patrons! it's so much more fun to draw with a friend.
for some reason, my drawing utensils didn't get packed in my bag...so i drew with ballpoint. it was a new experience!