sketching on the train - finding time for art practice
Yesterday we took the Skytrain out to the suburbs to have dinner at Graham's parents' place. I packed my sketchbook in my purse on the off chance that I could get a seat and get some sketching done.
It was my lucky day!
I wasn't working on anything in particular. I have been wanting to incorporate some abstract whimsical trees into a piece, so I spent some time drawing trees I was seeing out the window. And after I got tired of that I sketched some elements from the patterns on women's clothes on the train. Lastly I drew that odd face representing the person who coughed for the whole 45 minute train ride. I feel bad about it now but all I could think on the train is that I'm probably breathing in those coughs.
I love odd the little fish, which was inspired by a lady's tote bag that was covered in fish. I feel inspired to incorporating these elements into upcoming patterns. Maybe not the coughing face though.
This is proof that just carrying around a sketchbook helps you take advantage of the pockets of downtime we encounter in our days.