March 15, 2011

Bus blog's happy day

Today I visited the CBC Ottawa Morning studio to give my interview. I've long admired host Kathleen Petty, whose warm voice through my clock radio helped me through many lonely mornings in 2006 before my husband could join me here in Ottawa. I lived at the time in the attic of a true CBC-friendly house. My friends, the owners, blasted CBC Radio across three floors, and it accompanied every sleepy breakfast at the tiny kitchen table. I loved it.

Nowadays, with my hectic breastfeed/standup-breakfast/dressup-out-the-door mornings, there's more As It Happens in my life than Ottawa Morning. But my excitement still kept me up most of last night!

While I waited for my spot, I drew a woman in the studio who I thought might be Hallie Cotnam, but Google Image search contradicts me. The picture's not great -- I was REALLY nervous.

Studio 12, CBC Ottawa

Below, a little drawing that happily distracted me on the way downtown.
 
March 15, 2011

2 comments:

  1. I just listened, and what a great interview! Some really good questions and some really great answers! I've been looking at your drawings for a little while now, but am usually too shy to write anything. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to let you know I love your slices of people on the bus and I appreciate your need to work at your craft in whatever way you can. Every evening I look forward to checking out who you drew that day!

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  2. Thanks, Jennifer! It was pretty hyper-real, mainly because of how quickly it came together. They called me just the day before. I'm glad to hear you are following my blog, too. I joined yours because I like watching your paintings grow. I only discovered underpainting last year, so I appreciate seeing the stages!

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