We attended a tour of the Farnsworth Homestead in Rockland,
a historic tour of an upper middle class Victorian home in Rockland,
& part of the Farnsworth Art Museum.
I had to draw & write quickly in order to take notes.
Not too legible to others,
but what a pleasure to take down information
in this way! (Glad I didn't have my camera...)
The house has been preserved as it was when Lucy Farnsworth died in 1935.
Our guide gave us a sense of the life that had gone on in the house,
as well as describing the historic interior.
The life of the children was evident.
After, we visited the Museum.
The Marguerite Zorach show
has murals, paintings,
& my favorites: Needlework & tapestries.
She invented intricate stitches,
some of the tapestries are huge, complex scenes & montages!
Wednesday, a 5 minute sketch from Belfast's Walking Bridge.
I couldn't stay due to sun & heat,
so I scribbled quickly.
I'm loving the Pentallic series of 4 X 6 blank books with different colored covers.
The super quick sketch under the maroon Pentallic is from the Saturday morning Market,
in the midst of LOTS of passersby,
while I was waiting for a sandwich.
Color was added later, but also quickly & minimally.
The Joy of the Fast Sketch!
No time to think, just attention & focus...