On Saturday we drove into Belgium and had an amazing time in the city of Gent. Justin's dad took this picture of us taking pictures, LOL! I think we have several pics of this variety. This city was amazing. We went into a cathedral that was built in 1100! Imagine! Everywhere you looked was history - and also cafes and a spot to stop for a good Belgian beer!
I took some time to do some art today! With the huge dahlias to enjoy, I couldn't resist drawing them. It was pretty challenging though, as there are so many petals and then choices on how to represent the different colours in pencil (if decide to try something at all). I drew it from the front, side and back (that's this one), and after which I really understand the shapes better. I don't think this one turned out terribly well, and the pic even less so, but I still did it and worked with the shapes. This one I took some liberties with the shading and just did something that would make it feel more defined than what I was actually seeing. Not sure how I feel about that choice. And next time, it might be interesting to try something less... full. Hehe.
I have seen a couple signs in windows downtown for conformity which I find so weird. This one is Obey and the other one is the art of dressing normal or something like that. I am perplexed. Maybe Vancouver needs this non-conformist to say, what the hell?!