Sketchy M…idnight – NYC – Sketches From an Airplane

Heather Carr sketch 2012Well, so much for sketchy Monday… as it’s almost midnight now!  Thought I’d share a few sketches from my recent trip to New York City.  The two at the end of this post were done on a rather turbulent plane, one with pen.  I know… the crazy risks I take with art.  😉

Heather Carr sketch 2012

I love all the stuff on top of the buildings in nyc.  BTW, if you haven’t noticed, sometimes I like to add a filter to my sketchbook images….

Heather Carr sketch 2012

I don’t sleep much there.  at all.  nope.

Heather Carr 2012 sketchWonder when I’ll be back.

Heather Carr sketch 2012

The Emotional Stages of Accepting an Art Commission

Heather Carr photo comic 2012Woo-hoo! I just finished up 3 commissioned painting last night.  Now I just need to photograph them…  It was really nice to get the job, but I’m also anxious to get back to work on some ideas floating around in my head.

l love playing around with self-portraits and was inspired late last night, after a week of too little sleep, to put this together.  I know I’m not the only one who feels commission work is an emotional roller coaster, but in the end, a fun ride.

See you next week!  xoxo

p.s. – ugh, just caught that my first version had a typo… now corrected!  whew!

Sketchy Mondays – Pencil Sketch – Weekly Herald – Shoreline City Hall Show

Heather Carr pencil sketch 2012

I did this sketch Saturday night while hanging out in bed and watching a show – whew, the wild life I live!  I’m only posting the one sketch, as I’m caring for my daughter today, who has had incredibly high fevers for 5 days.  Heading to the doctor soon…

Thursday, I went to the Open House for my new show at Shoreline City Hall.  I’d like to say we had a huge turn out, but most people I know are still at work at 5pm, and not so close to Shoreline either. 😦  But… I had a good time anyway, and it was great to see my work up on the walls!  Here’s some of the work.  It’s up until the end of July.

There was a small piece in The Weekly Herald (05/25/12) about our show, and they printed one of my paintings for the article.  It was quite a surprise!