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