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Coffee and cake — outdoor sketching

I am stepping out of my comfort zone and sketching in public. At this stage it is still discrete sketching. I am not up to sitting on the footpath madly sketching away! This was latte and cheesecake at the cafe that is not Brunetti’s in the Nova Cinema complex.

As I sat there, drawing in ink, I let the conversations around me drift in and out of my head. I did pick up on the waitress saying to me “That’s fantastic” as she whizzed by with a pile of dirty dishes. That made me feel good.

Drawing the cheesecake made me eat it more slowly!

The paint was added at home.

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14 replies on “Coffee and cake — outdoor sketching”

Chair and easel? Not likely! Although the comfort of the chair has an appeal. πŸ™‚
Last year I went to Fed Square, intending to sketch. I was having a coffee, summing up the courage to whip out the sketchbook when I saw a group of Asian ladies dancing in the area outside the gallery. They gave me a boost ~ if they could dance in public then surely I could draw.

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A pleasant, creative, change from the ubiquitous smartphone food photographers & posters… I was at lunch last week with a colleague who snapped everything that was put in front of her! I agree with the waitress, the drawing is fantastic, and also that you created the opportunity πŸ™‚

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Yeah, I don’t get taking photos of food, much less sharing them to the world. πŸ™‚ I think we sketch them because they are something in from of us. I would have been just as happy to draw the salt and pepper shakers if there were any there! Although I also know of sketchers who draw their food to make them eat slower. It certainly helped me eat the cheesecake more slowly!

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