Sunday, August 24, 2014

Drawing Primitive Faces & Bday Celebration

I'm currently taking an on-line class from Mindy Lacefield - Primitive Portraits. I have limited experience in drawing faces and was pretty nervous taking this course.
Thanks to my friend, Lois, for introducing me to this artist, I love Mindy's work! Here are some of my first drawings of girls. Mindy taught us some techniques for the faces. The dresses were my creative take on doll fashion.
I drew them in my new 5"x7" sketch book. These faces remind me of Joan Walsh Anglund dolls that I used to collect when I was a little girl.
I still have to color these girls with water color, but I was having so much fun just sketching with pencil!

I also want to share some pictures of an amazing bday celebration we had for my sister, Pat.  We tried something new: we all took a cooking class together with Chef Charles Vollmar at his home in Orinda.
Tuscan Chicken Kale Salad
Crostini with roasted cherry tomatos
We had such a great time and some amazing food. Sorry, I didn't picture the delicious corn and sun dried tomato chowder soup, lavender ice cream, and peach and nectar gratin we had - too busy eating :-).

And on a last note, I just received my complimentary issue of Somerset Apprentice for having my Tim Holtz project published. Yay, first time in this magazine! 
It's always a thrill to see my projects published, thank you so much Stampington for selecting my project. Thank you also to Paula Cheney and Tim Holtz for the opportunity to create for you!
Have a great week everyone!


  1. the tuscan kale chicken salad looks great-can you share the recipe?

  2. Congrats Connie on yet another contribution to a great magazine!
    How FUN taking a cooking class! Everything looked most delicious! You girls do the most fun adventures.....Your drawings are incredible wow! You certainly had nothing to fear! Laura H XO

  3. P.S. Thank you for the cupcake recipe! XO Laura H