Friday, July 20, 2012

girl night with panera

It used to be that I would go hang out in a restaurant or coffee shop, sketchbook in hand, at least once, if not two or three times a week.  In fact, most of this blog's early content consisted of little else.

Becoming a mother changed that.  In the time since the babies have been born, I'm hardly ever alone...and even less, out sketching.  Yesterday was a particularly exhausting day around our house, prompting Edgar to ask if I wanted to have a 'Girl Night Out' while he had a 'Boys Night In'.  I have the freedom to do this most any night, but just the suggestion was a wonderful gesture.  So, just like old times,  last night I went on a date with my sketchbook, a goodie-filled magazine and my old friend, Panera Bread.  
girlnightout

11 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh good for you! Its so impt tomtakena little you time. And I love Panera's.

Anns Art said...

That sounds so nice and I'm sure it helped you restore your batteries! lol - love your drawing:)

Chelsea said...

Love that graphic! Did you do it yourself?! So amazing!

Chelsea said...

Duh you did it yourself. Sorry for that, blonde moment, haha. You're so talented!

aimee said...

I am very familiar with those dates-with-self at Panera! But I could never sketch it as prettily as you do!

Rin Ohara said...

lovelove this sketch

chicellarose said...

Great! Glad you could take the time out for you! I had several hours at the barn today with no deadline ...no having to look at my watch because I had to be somewhere. Heaven.

DeVona said...

You need those nights out to recharge and connect with your creative self. Some people prefer spas, but I'd value a couple hours of free time anyday! (of course, I've never been to a spa, but imagine I'd be thinking, " I could've been drawing!") Your magazine looks interesting, too!

Rebecca Trump said...

That is such a cool artwork! I love Panera and love that you enjoyed it by yourself with your sketchbook :)

Molly said...

I need to do this too. Such a good reminder. Although if I took my "sketchbook" it would like more like a Kindergarders homework. Ha.
LOVE your sketches...keep it up:).

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