One Week 100 People 2019


The week of April 8 through 12 is when people all over the world are trying to sketch 100 people within five days. They say a week, which is typically SEVEN days…but it is a five day challenge. I decided to try it. That would be an average of 20 people per day. Unfortunately, I had a hard time keeping up and finding the time during the week days to sketch people live.

The first day, I sketched a few people that inspired me in the Sktchy App. I also tried sitting in the Pioneer Place Mall in downtown Portland, Oregon, but it appeared to be a quiet day. I got in some quick sketches. Ended up with 21. That was a good start!

The second day I sketched my housemates.

I added a little watercolor and liked that a lot.

Day three I did a combination of live sketches in a restaurant and some from photos. That is now 40/100 at the end of Wednesday.

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Day four I had to step it up and I had meetings all day long! I was snapping photos all day of coworkers and strangers so I could binge sketch that evening. Now 62/100.

The final day and I had 38 people to draw! I spent my lunch hour in the mall again. This time in the Roots Food Court at the Portland Roasting Coffee. The staff there are awesome. I reached my goal of 100 people by 10pm on Friday night.

The outcome of this challenge for me is a love of the spontaneous sketching of strangers and friends, and honing in on my ink skills.

Paris, France


 

For my 50th birthday, my daughter took me to Paris! We spent three nights in Paris. We stayed at the Hotel de Notre-dame. It was a lovely place in a great neighborhood. Because my daughter is a flight attendant, we fly standby. That is an adventure in itself!

We visited the many cafes and bistros, eating crepes and drinking cappuccinos. We visited the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Paris Sewer Museum.596C37D0-C049-4061-B9EE-9E2FA7D35296

One of the highlights was sitting with my daughter and sketching and painting. I surprised her with her own travel paint kit and an art journal. D08095FC-ECD9-4916-B64D-F7B6B373135FD51A0EEB-D1A4-47D2-957D-4B3973FE59575F3C4CC6-61B8-450E-AD98-DE82633F5C46

 

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