Tuesday, December 09, 2008

waiting for "minnie"

Need your car taken to the shop? I'd be happy to help out.It sounds crazy but I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single minute of the four hours I spent waiting for my car to be serviced at the Mini dealership this morning. It was so refreshing to be "stuck" somewhere with nothing to do but draw.

27 comments:

Lesley said...

Lovely drawing! I'll have to remember to take a sketchbook if I ever have to get my car worked on.

Gerald said...

Wow! Great idea. Mini Coopers are so cool. I love the festive decor you captured as well. I should try sketching the next time I get my oil changed.

trish said...

looks great!! I can't wait to be able to sketch like that:)

that's just it said...

GREAT drawing suzanne!

KMidd said...

try working at a car dealership! they change the cars in the showroom all the time..I used to just sketch the whole time I was at work and I didnt realize the time had flown by :) My sketches are nowhere near as well-done as yours, though. awesome drawing

Redheaded Stepchild said...

This is a great drawing! I have found that since I carry my sketchbook with me, I don't mind waiting for things anymore!

Chris said...

I'm so impressed! I would have spent the time fooling around on my iPhone or reading, but this is incredible!

suzanne cabrera said...

Thanks for all your comments! I have to say that this is one drawing I am really proud of. I'm not sure I could have accomplished this a year ago...and thats a good feeling.

chris hack said...

what an amazing sketch. sometimes i forget what it's like to just draw for fun. and this is a gorgeous piece.

Star8278 said...

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Have a great day.

Felicity said...

Wonderful sketch! (And I'm jealous you have a Mini Cooper!)

EdelmaK said...

Suzanne....Wonderful sketch. Like others, you got me thinking of how I can better use those down times to create something.

Terrific job!

Allie said...

Brings back memories of my father's mechanic shop which then turned into my brother's mechanic shop. Great work!

Stephen Hall said...

This is fantastic! I'm really liking this one. What an engaging drawing. I couldn't sketch my car being serviced I'm not good at drawing mechanics rolling around on the floor laughing hysterically!
It's my favourite drawing so far (except for Edgars chair of course!)

Teresa R said...

You da woman, Suzanne! My sis will be so tickled you own a Mini (she's the proud own of one too).

no way said...

Suzanne-this is gorgeous! Forward it along to Mini Cooper!

Karen Blados said...

WOW! That's an amazing drawing!

Stephen Gardner said...

This is as good as it gets, what a hand you have.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Love it...MINI dealerships are a virtual sea of color, aren't they? (My hubby has a MINI...and I love going to the dealer)

Anita Davies said...

Soooo good!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gosh, this is so great, Suzanne. I cannot believe you drew this freehand. There is no way I could do that. Brilliant.

And, finally, I can go to Flickr and Fave it!

Miguel Taborda said...

oooooooooh girls! :P

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wow, great drawing. I usually spend that time staring into space. You have raised the bar.

joseph's art and stuff said...

amazing drawing, i wish i could muster up the drive to draw.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I have to agree! I love waiting because it gives me guilt-free time to read, draw, or write :-)

And I adore your car. She is gorgeous! I live in England, land of minis... and what do I drive? A hulking Volvo. Sigh.

Genine said...

absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

emily davis said...

i love this one! I drove a mini for the first time last week and i thought about ya! ( we haveone for sale at work) they are great...on my future wishlist!