Today Jeanette and I met to draw each other, eat toast and drink coffee, talk about art, and in general have a meeting of the minds.
It is my firm belief that meetings of all kinds are most productive when accompanied by a nice refreshment. The toast at the Black Dog Coffee House filled the bill in that department.
I had the cranberry walnut toast with almond butter, honey, and a light sprinkle of sea salt. Crunchy on the outside, chewy warm on the inside, with just the right amount of almond butter and honey to complement the flavor without overpowering and then, just when it can't get any better, a touch of salt. This girls knows how to make some toast.
Did I mention that I had a cappucinno with flower art on top?
I did not get any sketching done during our appointment time because there was too much talking going on. PLUS I got to look at Jeanette's amazing (and I do mean amazing) book of watercolor flowers that she finds on her daily walks. Her command of color and texture is inspiring.
I did get some pictures so I can do blind contour drawings of her. She promised to still be my friend after she's seen them.
If you haven't scheduled your "beginning of fall art booster shot" you better get a move on. I left after mine ready to dive into my sketchbook with renewed vigor. I will be arranging another one for the winter. In the meantime if you want to see Jeanette's fabulous drawings...you can go to her flickr site.