I have added five more portraits to my Who's My Neighbor Project. I am fifteen drawings into this quest so far. It is really interesting to get to know people who live in my neighborhood by drawing their portrait. I am finding people to be very friendly and open to the idea so far.
The man with the wonderful beard is Jake and he lives right next door. He is both a computer programer and a very accomplished cook. Jake works hard to make both beautiful websites and tasty meals. He told me that he got an art degree from the local art college and that he does his best to engage both right and left sides of his brain in his profession. The girl with the long bangs is Amanda. She is 12 years old and aspires to be a animator when she grows up. She showed me her sketch book that was lined notebook full of fanciful creatures painstakingly drawn and colored. Jane is a recent college grad working for a staffing company She told me that she encounters a lot of people on her job that are recently released from prison. Shirley is recently retired from a flower shop up the road. She is also an amazing cook who sometimes has dinner parties in her beautiful back yard garden. Every once and awhile we are treated to one of her tasty kitchen creations. Jamie, who lives below Shirly keeps very busy as a flower arranger. He works in a nearby city which means a 45 minute commute back and forth each day.