|beginning of my chalk/pastel adventure|
|coming right along (what you don't see is the sweaty artist making this thank goodness)|
|had to move into the shade|
Yes, I was nervous about working with pastel, a little. But it was wonderful! Of course, I did absolutely NO blending or burnishing or any of the pastely (yes that is a word) things you are supposed to do with the medium but I did it MY way (sing that part please). Sheperdstown, West Virginia (the oldest town in WV) is an amazing little town (if not a bit hippy but I'll let them pass on that, I mean, I did live in Boulder for three years). It's full of houses I want to immediately move into, especially the one with the carousel horse in the window. We are talking houses dating back to the 1700's (European people, to you that's infancy I know but to us it's OLD), with wide creaky porches and vintage opera houses turned into restaurant/music venues, shops, art studios and more. And it is a college town, Sheperd University (many teachers go there-originally a teaching college-like my alma mater, JMU), has about 4000 students. Anyway, I'm going to have to visit again. The shop I did the sign for was Hypno Coffee who graciously provided me with the best iced coffees I have ever had-yeah, I am no dummy offering to draw for the local coffee shop.