Saturday, September 26, 2009

I think I "sketchercised"

Yesterday my energy was quite low, so instead of pounding my body into the ground with a run to the bridge, I headed out on a fast walk with Sophie. A walk with her is never quite as fast as I would like because she is very busy being a dog—we stop a lot. I do, however, manage to tug her along so we can get our heart rates up. At the last minute, I decided to jam my small Moleskine watercolor sketchbook, a pen, bijou box and a waterbrush in the pocket of my fleece. Not at all confident that after all the effort to get it all in the pockets, I would actually sketch. However, I saw a granite bench overlooking the bay so after agonizing about stopping and quite a bit of tugging, I finally got the sketchbook out of my pocket and did a quick sketch of a tanker across the bay while Sophie watched. We then walked home and I told Sophie I think we just "sketchercised". 

7 comments:

Ann said...

This is wonderful! And I love that Sophie is in the picture watching the scene, taking it all in.

raena said...

You should sketchercize all the time, the results are fabulous! Okay, maybe not all the time, because your other works are great too!

A Brush with Color said...

You sure did--fabulous, Jennifer!

laura said...

Beautiful, great colors, so fresh. And I love how you got Sophie in there too!

Sandy said...

Multi-tasking!! and I love little Sophie sitting up front!

Martine said...

Beautiful sketch and quite cute Sophie. It really gives the impression we are sitting next to her!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Awwwww...love Sophie sitting there watching...and glad you sketchercized, I did yesterday, too!