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Old 12-11-2006, 11:20 PM
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Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

I got a late start for my sketchcrawl. I didn't leave the house until around 11:00 am. Headed for the gas station for gas and a car wash. Then to the bank to deposit.

After my errands, I headed on the freeway to downtown. I decided to sketch the shoe building but turned on the wrong street. That was nice as I found the Fox Theater. I was able to pull over and park on the street to sketch. It took about 10 minutes.



A little farther down the street I came across the Catholic Church. They have a plaster bell column. It is open on both ends and it looked like it had three bells. Very unusual, so I decided to sketch it.



I finally moved over to the right street and parked in a parking lot across from The Shoe. Bakersfield Landmark. A shoe repair shop.



The fourth sketch of the day was the Greek Orthodox Church. I liked the little tower and the big dome on top of the building.



I called my parents and decided to visit them. They live about 10 miles away in a little town. It is where all the potato sheds are and many grape vineyards. Potato sheds are where the trucks take the potatoes from the field. In the sheds, they are washed, sorted, and packaged for market.

On the way I saw that the mountains in the east were clear of smog and a beautiful sight. I stopped along the road and sketched Bear Mountain.



Further to the left of Bear Mountain is Greenhorn Mountain range.



Then I looked to my right across the field and there was Highway 58. I decided to sketch a little of the traffic going west. My husband laughed at this one. He said I sure couldn't draw trucks. But considering they were only in my sight for just at 5 seconds, what did he expect.



I spent a couple hours at my parent's house and had planned to sketch while there. But I was pretty tired and just enjoyed the visit. I returned home about 4 pm.

Thanks for looking. Jeanne

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Old 12-12-2006, 02:39 AM
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Re: Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

I enjoyed the narration of your day. My favorite sketches are the mountains & Greek church. I've been wanting to sketch the mountains around me but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:58 PM
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Re: Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

Thanks Julie. I don't know what part of Ca you are living. We can't always see the mountains around us as we are in a valley and it is smoggy or foggy a lot. But that day it was really clear.
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Re: Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

What a day, Jeanne! Thanks for sharing it with us in sketches. My fave is the orthodox church sketch, and I love the landmark shoe!

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Re: Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

It's so fun to visit new places. Thanks, Jeanne!
I like your mountains. Great observation on the Greek Orthodox church.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:27 AM
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Re: Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

Thanks Jamie and Monica. I did all my sketches from the car parked on the street. Nice to have your supplies spread out on the passenger seat.
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Re: Dec Sketchcrawl on 12-9-06

whaa... thats really interesting J... drawing everything u see on the day...I like the sketch Greek Orthodoc Church and also the Mountain...

hhmm maybe I should do something like this too (usually I only sketches and draw only at home)
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