Outside Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette, Eugene, OR
It was a lovely fall day to gather on the patio under the trees, but several things twisted our minds…
To begin with, Barb Shirk showed a recent “blue” ink sketch where the ink turned purple, and Barb Aten surprised us with windmill sketches from her recent travel to Sicily. (They have windmills ?!)
Then Barb Shirk had us turning over and around with her cubed art (more on that later – stay tuned!), and Tricia brought out twisted gourds from her garden that had her & Jan immediately sketching!
While Jane couldn’t resist the gourds, Ardas Calhoun (new to the group from the last trip to LaRomita in Italy) had already started sketching a tree, using little pencils purchased at Tarquinia, Italy.
While Barb A sketched the gourds, Penelope perused Barb’s sketchbook from Sicily, then started sketching a map of Sicily which we all agreed was an omen that she would certainly go there, too!
Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette, Eugene, OR
We’d announced our meeting was a gelato tasting at MOC…and there it was, alright. But it’s too early to eat gelato at 9:30 a.m., we decided.
So the “Barb-wires” (Barb Shirk & Barb Sommers) started us off artistically by showing work they’d done recently.
Ken, as usual, had a book he just had to share – this on letters from famous people. Jan, Barb Shirk, Penelope were fascinated. Tricia and Barb Sommers were otherwise occupied.
Then Ken & Penelope joined in with work they’d been doing.
Penelope also shared her page of people, which was also the current focus of sketching for Jan and Barb Shirk.
Here’s the view of what they were doing – Barb building on a background sketch, and Jan trying to find the perfect shocking pink.
Meanwhile, Barb Sommers was sketching the autumn decorations, as was Tricia (along with a hint of what goodies got consumed).
Jane (wearing her Susan Detroy design t-shirt) dutifully sketched the decorations, too, as well as a woman across the room, eating…
You guessed it! GELATO!
Oddly enough, only Tricia (above) and Jane ate any gelato, caught up in reminiscing about being in Italy (where it was ever so good!).