Live Fashion Sketches

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Live Sketch Art by Dennis Nothdruft
I went to a Saturday afternoon event recently that was hosted by Chateau Bel Age in Mission Hills, a beautiful neighborhood in San Diego, Ca.

 

Live Fashion Sketching by Dennis Nothdruft

 

Dennis hails from the Fashion and Textile Museum of London, where they just hosted the Anna Sui exhibit.  The owner of Chateau Bel Age, Valerie Lee Ferrari, and Dennis have been good friends for years.  She creates a special Sketching event every once in awhile, and Dennis puts pencils and inks to paper and creates magic.

 

 

There is a lot of energy in the boutique on this afternoon.  Generations of women are shopping, laughing and in my case, working up the
nerve to let Dennis sketch me!  One would think at this point in life, I’d be over a lot of my shyness.  Not so!  I keep pushing the boundary, however.  In this instance, I’m so Happy I did.  I watched and waited.  And I watched some more.  Finally, I said, “Let’s do this!”

 

The Fun Girls and Mr. Darcy at Chateau Bel Age
Valerie with her mom, Michala, and Dennis
Tamera Beardsley, Diana Amato and Valerie-Lee Ferrari
Michelle Harrison and her Favorite Pup

 

Beautiful Offerings for Beautiful Friends

Of course, with all this Sketching and Shopping, it’s always good to have a little something to eat.  My artistic contribution was this Cheese and Fruit platter.

 

The Artistic Process

 

It is always inspiring to watch and be part of the creative, artistic process.

 

Dennis Nothdruft

 

Thank You, Dennis!  I had so much fun and I can’t wait for the next time!

 

 

La Zingara is an Italian Gypsy Woman, one whose Spirit yearns for a connectedness to the World around Her!  That’s me!!!

5 Responses

  1. Ralph Amato (your hubby)

    Great job and the sketch from Dennis looks beautiful!

  2. FAB PHOTOS BUT THEY ARE UPSIDE DOWN AND SIDEWAYS!!!!!!!DID YOU CALL RENA FOR SOS!!!!!!!
    How LUCKY you are to HAVE THAT DRAWING!I wish MORE people did that kind of thing!I have a sketch from when we were in PA in AMISH COUNTRY!I absolutely LOVE IT!
    DOES VALERIE AGE?OR HER MOTHER????
    I WANT TO JUMP RIGHT INTO THE PHOTO AND START SHOPPING!
    XO

    • I’ve been in touch with Rena. Thank you for her. We will begin next week. As for the photos, are they really that misplaced? Wow. I just looked at them on various Apple products here at home. They all came up ok here. Still, I will definitely look into this. Thank you!! Such a lot of fun. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. BTW, you looked fabulous in your latest post, Bella!

  3. WORDPRESS IS FINE,BUT IF YOU CLICK on YOUR BLOG THEY ARE UPSIDE DOWN JUST A FEW>>>>>>>

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