Ms. Watson, who also goes by "Sherlock," presumably because she got
tired of being a sidekick, should provide an entertaining afternoon.
An excellent pen and ink (or "pun and ink") artist, she also does
"freehand" crochet and likes to make recycling a part of her art.
(See her "Recyclosaur" at below left.) It is
somewhat revealing that her email end tag includes this quote
from Dr. Who:
"Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in
some way or another." Her
outlet is illustrating sci-fi magazines, but she bills herself
as "Sherlock, award-winning artist available for commissions!" Should be
fun, and we might even learn something about drawing!
We will be back at the Waco Charter School, 615 N. 25th Street.
Refreshments and conversation at 1:30, program at 2.
Watson, who signs her works "Sherlock," spread out an amazing array of
her works. Collage, crochet and acrylics were mixed in among her
mainstay pencil, pen and watercolors. Only a few of them
shown here. Included were a number of publications containing her
illustrations. One was a book of clip art she produced
for librarians and teachers, each of which came with a chuckle.
She also had several albums of humorous illustrations she has done for
various conventions. She referred to herself as a humorist who
draws, rather than an artist. In fact, she is a quite talented
artist with a delightful sense of humor.
Watson offered to respond to questions about any of her works.
There were some questions about her treatment of "found' and improved
materials, but most wanted to see her draw. Since she displayed a
number of fantasy subjects, one request was for a dragon artist.
She whipped that out in a matter of a few minutes. She is drawing it at
the left; the end result is at the right.
some very good portraits were also in evidence, another request was for
a portrait. Nancy Cagle, who has known "Sherlock" for years,
volunteered to be the model. That took a little longer, but
resulted in a good likeness, even though the model did more talking than
holding still. The portrait is underway at the left. The
artist is holding her drawing at the right.
Midway, we took a break for members' show and
tell. A good many people brought works and told us about them.
A work from each of them is displayed below. Remember that any of
the thumbnails on the site can be enlarged by clicking on it.
Show and Tell
Christine Niekamp Bobbee Watts