Coming home

I love drawing people at airports, but I must say that drawing in Washington Dulles airport yesterday was very strange indeed. There was an odd calm to the place as most everyone made their way home from somewhere. I was returning home early too, after a workshop in South Carolina, and a cancelled four day trip to DC that was supposed to begin yesterday.

These are crazy days indeed, with news changing hourly, but drawing is always a great way to remain calm. I will be working from home for the next weeks, following the Canadian government recommendation of self-imposed quarantine after returning from a trip. It’s a good time to be experimenting and trying new materials, especially if you can’t go far from home. And if you’re inclined to share what you’ve been working on, have a look at the group that Heather Ihn Martin created on Facebook. It’s called The Art Refuge and in Heather’s words “is created as a positive space for people to share work, meet fellow artists, learn new things, get feedback (when requested), and give your brain a break from any anxiety.” For the first week, the challenge is to choose a NEW or rarely-used medium to depict some sort of fruit or food. I don’t know about you, but I’m in. I definitely need a distraction this week.

15 Comments on “Coming home”

  1. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear friend Shari,

    These are very neat sketches as you find many in similar posture, waiting for boarding.



  2. Judy Sopher says:

    Always enjoy your people drawings. And you are right. Art is certainly a way to get a distraction and some peace. So glad you are home and I assume you feel fine. I am 80 and my husband and sister are 83 .The media-created panic is not helpful.

    But we are fine. And since I am a homebody, it is just my way of life to stay home and draw/paint. Or read. (not to mention taking care of a house and a husband and 2 dogs) i will look into The Art Refuge. Thanks.

    Hoping all who follow your blog will be well.

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  3. TonyU says:

    It’s going to be a different world for a while. Here’s to anything that’s going to help us keep us sane as well as safe! Shame about DC but glad that you at least had SC. Best wishes, Tony


  4. Laurel Schroeder says:

    I love your airport people. Mine rarely get finished to this degree. I have lots of people pieces 🙂


  5. joantav says:

    Things have been crazy lately with all the cancellations and the reports we have been seeing. I’m glad you found a way to keep calm at the airport. Sorry about the cancelled workshop in DC. I have a bit more free time due to the fact that visitors are not allowed at my husband’s rehab facility due to the virus. I’ve been trying to do stay away from other people and am using my mobile studio as a way to keep myself isolated from others. Stay safe, Shari!


  6. Pastor Cathy says:

    be safe. i too like to watch people, and draw. However my scenes are things I use and nature.


  7. Beautiful and poignant sketches. Be safe. Praying for you, if you don’t mind. I know we only are acquainted through WordPress but enjoy your posts and work.


  8. Shari, thankful you are home, even if self-quarantined. God’s peace!


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