The big bang was Teri's visit. I must say I can't hardly tell you how pleased I was to host her and Erv. We had such a great visit. She brought me this sweet little Moleskin Watercolor journal. I took its picture with a regular size so you can see how small it it. It seems this is the perfect size for sketching in church. tee hee...
I have decorated the front page so it is ready for action. I can't wait for an occasion to use it. The stamps I used to decorate the page came from Linda... I just love them too.
Teri, also gave me gift that was wrapped in a unique way. It is a colorful page from a magazine.
Folded like an envelope. It held some ATCs. I had never seen an envelope made this way.
Inside the pretty envelope was a beautiful cactus ATC and a Zen twinchie and an inchie. Many thanks Teri.
When Teri was here visiting this past weekend we took her and Erv to the Dinky Auction House. The big draw of this place is that it is in the heart of Amish country near where I live. I thought we would have fun drawing some of the people and other unusual sights there.
This little group of fellows were sitting right in front of us for a while. I must say I don't do this kind of drawing very often. I need practice. I thought these guys were so cute. The two small boys were with their Grandad(?).In this ring the auctioneer sat behind a desk with the clerk out front were two men catching bids and moving the merchandise along. It seemed that all the men had hats on.
Later, this fellow sat in front of us. Obviously wasn't Amish, at least he didn't have the Amish man's of blue shirt and dark pants uniform on. Maybe he was a fallen away Amish.
There were several auctioneers selling items in several different rings. Everything from Saddles, hay, small animals, household items, tools etc... The women I tried to capture just didn't sit still long enough. I am just too slow for this kind of people drawing. Like I said I need practice.
I can't wait to see Teri's drawings. She is practiced at this kind of drawing as you may recall at seeing her church people. We were sketching away sitting there on those bleachers.
I want to thank Teri for being such a good friend and mentor. She is the one that encouraged me to start posting which has led to my artsy side blossoming.