Inktober 2017 Day 16

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Ralph Waldo Emerson—A man of great wisdom he wrote about the gift of true friendship. My favorite quote

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them”

I drew him three times and though the sketch is troubling, it is Inktober and I must move on.

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Inktober 2017 Day 14

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15 years ago I rescued a tiny 5 lb white scruffy dog from a cage. Her unwavering unconditional love and exceptional "dogness" is always there through the good times and the not such good times. She is my heart's heart.

Happy 15th Birthday Sophie

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Inktober 2017 Day 13

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My friend, artist George Anderson.

Emerson's wrote, "It is in the doing that you gain power". According to George this quote has encouraged him to paint even when it seemed impossible. He has painted everyday for 26 years in either of  his two studio/galleries in Rockport MA and Portland ME. He is amazing!!!

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Inktober 2017 Day 12

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George's brushes.

I help out in a gallery/studio of a good friend and contemporary New England artist George Anderson. Amazing at 86 he still walks to the gallery and paints everyday. I always tell him I want to be just like him when I grow up. #inktober #inktober2017 #inkpen #brushpen #watercolor #myfriend #artist #painter #portlandmaine #maine #illustration #instaart #instadraw

Inktober 2017 Day 11

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My grandmother Theda was a gourmet cook wearing high heels from morning until night. Our favorite was a half an avocado with her homemade dressing poured in the middle. It was the most delicious bowl of healthy goodness that I still enjoy today. #inktober #inktober2017 #sketch #sketchbook #ink #inkpen #brushpen #watercolor #eating #deliciousfood #californiadays #illustration #instaart #instadraw

Inktober Day 9

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John Lennon would have been 77 today. He inspired people to think differently, was candidly outspoken and changed a generation because of it. IMAGINE that!

Happy Birthday John, we still miss you.

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Inktober 2017 Day 8

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My favorite restaurant, "Empire" serves this most delicious egg roll-local beef pastrami, asparagus and cabbage/sauerkraut with a hot mustard dipping sauce. Simply the best for this non-meat-eater!

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Inktober Day 6

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RIP Tom Petty

Legendary Hall of Fame rock musician, guitarist and songwriter. Thank you forthe beautiful ”Learning to Fly” A song about adversity and learning to overcome it…or fly above it. Day 6 #inktober #inktober2017 #sketch #sketchbook #ink #watercolor #tompetty #learningtofly #rockandroll#illustration #instaart #instadraw

Inktober Day 5

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Inktober 2017 Day 5-Long

Cricket is a tiny 6-8 lb Papillon who is obsessed with fetching sticks on the beach. Along with high pitched bark until someone throws the longest stick she can find.

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May 25th—Book launch party at Spinnaker Trust in Portland Maine

Thank you Spinnaker Trust for a fun and festive book launch party for my book "Walking in Watercolor". Their offices were filled with enthusiastic and interested friends and clients who generously came to share my story and buy a book. Even my 92 year old mom, Jackie, made the trip from Arizona to attend the event. A wonderful evening with Spanish guitar music, tapas, Spanish beer and wine and the most delicious cake decorated with the cover image. Muchas Gracias Spinnaker Trust and Buen Camino!!! Jennifer Lawson with Patricia Lennon and Jackie Lawson Jlawsonart.com Pictures courtesy of Nick Bowie of No Umbrella Media.

Thank you Spinnaker Trust for a fun and festive book launch party for my book "Walking in Watercolor". Their offices were filled with enthusiastic and interested friends and clients who generously came to share my story and buy a book. Even my 92 year old mom, Jackie, made the trip from Arizona to attend the event. A wonderful evening with Spanish guitar music, tapas, Spanish beer and wine and the most delicious cake decorated with the cover image. Muchas Gracias Spinnaker Trust and Buen Camino!!!
Jennifer Lawson with Patricia Lennon and Jackie Lawson
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Pictures courtesy of Nick Bowie of No Umbrella Media.