No matter where I go to sketch,
if there are people nearby,
they will most likely enter my sketch.
In Québec Ctiy we had our annual library date
at Bibliothèque Claire Martin
housed in the former St. Matthew Church.
I have mentioned this church in previous posts about Québec.
The Franco American Museum includes a restored chapel.
It has lots of ornamentation, but I went right for a figure,
an elevated sculpture against a wall.
Here is the figure of me, at one of the altars.
It's officially no longer sacred
so tourists can wander all over the place.
When we had our other library date
at the large Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy
(see previous post)
I found a book I've always wanted to own:
Un peu de Paris by illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé.
He is a master of depicting human nature
through simple line drawings
as well as nature-nature & architecture.
He is my number one favorite illustrator
dans le monde entier!
I photographed a few pages.
Oh the humor, the expressions, the brilliance!
We used to watch a TV show when I was a kid,
"People Are Funny". I didn't really like the show,
but that title was a theme for my mom & me.
And People are Loveable too.
I've signed up for a figure drawing group
to hone my skills. Not a class,
just artists drawing from a model.
I studied figure drawing in college classes
a LONG time ago. I am anxious.
What if everyone else is a super talented,
(I'm good about advising others
to not compare themselves,
but mon Dieu!
I have to apply this attitude to myself!)
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