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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Skull and Bones Society



Well, not exactly. Just two middle aged women -- okay, one middle aged and one early aged, but both looking pretty good for their respective ages, no matter what those ages might be -- oh, what the heck --

NOT the Skull and Bones Society.

Just two darned good looking women out running around for a few hours this morning at the McClung Museum. Yep. You've got it. Diahn and I met for a few hours today to do some drawing and we settled on bones. I love bones. It was especially exciting to meet Lucy (above) who was surely a little dynamo in real life. If I've guessed correctly, based on what little I know of skeletal features as they relate to muscle size and function, she probably could have bitten your hand off with very little effort. Don't let that sweet little grin fool you! Although she was just as cute as she could be...


There's something about bones that I just love. Diahn loves fossils and rocks -- so next time (I promise, Diahn!) we'll be drawing crinoids or something along those lines. I'm looking forward to it, and feel like we've found a treasure trove!

After the McClung museum we scooted over to KMA to see "Sordid and Sacred" ,the exhibit of Rembrandt etchings of beggars. If you get the chance to see this, go, go, GO! It was fantastic. (I'm scrabbling around looking for triple-aught-one pen...) ;-)

I may be laying low for a bit -- still busy but it's calming down and it's nearly time for some R&R. Thanks for all the thoughts and encouragement!

(You may see that there is a scribbled note to "look up John Gould". Well, I didn't know who he was, but they had the most beautiful collection of his hand tinted prints, which were all just fabulously rich with color. Check him out here! He's now on my list of "artists that I must study up on.")
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12 comments:

annie said...

Cool bones!

Toni said...

Sounds like a much needed get together for you and Diahn. The bones look great.

I looked up this John Gould and he reminds me of Audubon.

Diahn said...

:-D Glad to hear I haven't lost my looks yet in my middle age...

What fun! It was too quick, as usual, but I'm so proud of us for actually getting some drawing time into our day!

YOUR bones are fabulous, by the way - just love them! I'm looking forward to sketching in the fossil room next...

Tami said...

Can't beat that grin! Great drawings!

BeckoningChasm said...

Bones are excellent source objects because they have an organic history (identity) to them, which automatically brings in a "story," and because they don't fidgit.

Very nice sketches!

mARTa said...

you two look fabulous in your bones! I don't wear my bones nearly as well! I have a good friend moving to Tennessee this fall and our quilt group has promised to "take" quilt camp to her in 2009! I sure hope I'm somewhere near where the 3 of us can get together and compare bones!

mrana said...

Great drawings!

Africantapestry said...

Great sketches Linda. I also love bones and skulls and yours look really wonderful...
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Bonny said...

I've been catcing up on reading Blogs, too. Your day with Diahn sounds wonderful! Mind you, it must have been pretty quiet - those 2 ladies certainly aren't into lively conversation, are they??? ;)
Love your drawings!

Laureline said...

Oh, wonderful sketches!! I loved doing mine at the Bodies exhibit---can't remember if you've been to one of those or not. Your lines are fabulous here. It's so clear that you enjoyed your subject.

Cin said...

the kind of subject I'd like to draw but get little chance at, very nicely done!

pedalpower said...

Great drawings! You two always seem to have the best time together!