Monday, April 11, 2011

Here, but not here

Two weeks since Buenos Aires...

I know, I should have shared a few travel adventures by now, but I came back to two projects that needed my full attention and creativity. And getting back on California time, if you know what I mean, was even more difficult than adjusting to BsAs time (long, sad sigh...). Last week, for example, I was watching the Argentinian film El Secreto de Sus Ojos on my computer while finishing up a sketch I'd started in Buenos Aires, when a car outside backfired several times (a common sound down there where most vehicles seemed to be 10 ys old or older) and for a moment I was back in Buenos Aires...

Also, I am contemplating some changes. Big changes.

And, unfortunately (or fortunately---I'm not complaining!) I have to get back to work. But will post again soon.

Some bar in San Telmo -
Recoleta -
El Gato Negro -
A cozy little restaurant in Parlermo -
A tango music concert at 36 Billiards on Avenida de Mayo -
The Jardin Botanico Carlos Thuys -
Here's what I wrote in FB about it - While in the middle of this sketch, these two guys who'd been up all night partying came over to see what I was up to. One of them spoke English so we ended up discussing what the figures were expressing for almost an hour (joy, gratitude, drunkeness, etc...) even though, I have to admit, I was thinking I don't really care what the statues are expressing I just want to finish my drawing. Then again, after days of only the most rudimentary of exchanges with people, it was great to be discussing art for a change. Not to mention the one who spoke English was just about the most beautiful man I'd ever seen. He asked for my email, then gave me his, told me the bar where he worked at and asked me to come by. But he was, as he put it, 'so f---ed up' from partying that I wondered if he'd even remember me if I did come by. So I didn't...I know, horrible story!
Bar Britanico, San Telmo -
A monument in front of the Belles Artes Museo -
Check out that tiny door!! What is it for? Would have so loved to walk through that -
Todo Mundo on Plaza Dorrego -
Somewhere in BsAs, forget where. I was lost at the time -
La Poesa -
El Ateneo Grand Splendid on Avenida Sante Fe -
Yes, this is a book store and the cafe sits right on the stage!!!

Took tons of photos. Too many to post here, so here's the FB link to my BsAs albums


  1. Thanks, Susan!!! Your support means a lot to me.

  2. You have done some real wonderful work here, or rather there; the restaurant scenes, the Jardin Botanico...! You have obviously been very productive! I think you really have a style ... and I like it a lot!

  3. Thanks Peter, not quite where I want to be in my sketching style, but am getting there.

  4. Wow! I look at BsAs through your sketches, impressions and wonderful artwork. Amazing! I can't wait to hear more...

  5. Sooner than later, I hope!

  6. These are brilliant - I really, really want to go there now. xx

  7. I love your sketches and I love your style and I love it that you had such a good time in BsAs!!


  8. fabulous collection of images Cheryl. You have a great talent. Phil x

  9. Nice, very nice work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the blue Nav Bar located at the top of my site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your artwork is beautiful!

  11. Muchos gracias Helena, Lena, Phil, Inspector Clouseau and Abby!!!

  12. I seriously love your artwork. I was just looking through random blogs because I'm thinking of starting one myself, and was like wow! Keep up the fantastic work. I really look forward to seeing more.

  13. Thank you so much, LastKingOfShambhala!!!

  14. My brain's having trouble processing the stage cafe at El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Is that for real? Seems like such an elaborate theater with opera boxes. Top notch sketches, conveying consistent talent and dedication. Love your stuff.

  15. Cheryl! Great Job. Jhonatan Muller me paso tu Link!


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