Wednesday, January 28, 2009

a little breakfast

I went back to the Yeniköy Spor Kulübü for a little breakfast and a sketch. I've been wanting to draw this woman for the past three weeks now— I've been told she takes care of the bathrooms in the café and is from Anatolia. She has so much character, and is usually moving about but today she sat down and had a breakfast of bread, butter, cheese and tea. Her hands were so quick, they were difficult to draw.

Once again, a waiter whisked away my Moleskine and when he showed it to her, she let out this little noise of surprise and started smiling. She said all sorts of things to me that I didn't understand— I was told one of the things was "health to your hands." As I was touching up the drawing, I noticed a familiar happy face at a table— it was the gentleman I had drawn last week. We waved to each other and the Moleskine soon made its way over to him, where he thumbed through it, showing his friends the drawing he was in. I love the reactions I have gotten so far from my "models," they make for a fun and rewarding sketching experience.


magaziner said...

What great stories! It's interesting that your journal has become this shared thing for all of the bystander-models. And that they love it. That must be a wonderful feeling.

Carlos Alberto Arismendi said...

I need to know, where y supposed to sign, because i need to get into your fans.
I think, i want to be your fan number 1.
I never was a fan of anybody, no actor or actrees, or musical group or singer. But now Im your fun. Colombia. jejeje.
sorry for my english.

szaza said...

Thank you magaziner and Carlos :)

Margaret Ann said...

What a thrill indeed...beautiful drawing of a wonderous place...Enjoying these tremendously!

szaza said...

Thank you Margaret Ann!

LallaLydia said...

I'm just loving your stories and sketches. I hope you don't mind, but I've used a few images to talk about your blog and travels and linked to you through my own. I can't wait to see the next installments of your life in Istanbul!

szaza said...

Thank you so much LallaLydia!
I'm so happy you are enjoying the blog— I'm running over to yours right now :)