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 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne, I like your live sketches! It’s as if I’m there at the cafe with you. Christine

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    1. anne54 says:

      It would be lovely to have you there! The cheesecake was delicious!

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  2. acflory says:

    Good for you! I know how self conscious we can be, doing our ‘thing’ in public. Maybe one day a chair and the easel?

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    1. anne54 says:

      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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      1. acflory says:

        -giggles- Absolutely! Fed Square is a remarkably unselfconscious place I’ve noticed. πŸ˜€

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        1. anne54 says:

          How right you are! I was there today, along with lots of people sitting in deck chairs watching the tennis on the big screen!

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          1. acflory says:

            lmao – why does that not surprise me? It’s odd how Fed Square has evolved into a real ‘people place’.

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          2. anne54 says:

            That’s very true. Good events management while being a good space for people to congregate. Have a good weekend, Meeks.

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          3. acflory says:

            Thanks Anne, with this rain I know I’ll have a restful Sunday! [no watering]. lol

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  3. Yay! It’s an initiation! Nice sketch!

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  4. carlseapatch says:

    I was at Brunetti’s last Thursday, wish I had thought to sketch there, the cakes are amazing

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    1. anne54 says:

      Those cases of amazing cakes would be heaven-on-a-stick to draw. A good reason to go back πŸ™‚

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  5. EllaDee says:

    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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    1. anne54 says:

      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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