Practice, practice, practice

img_0498This is a section of my floor to ceiling bulletin board, which has many drawings in charcoal, colored pencil, marker, pastel, crayon and any other medium my teacher could think of for me to use as I practiced, practiced (and practiced some more) my drawing skills on the challenging still life tableaux she prepared each week. She encouraged me to draw every day, which I did — and still do.  My ability to draw improved dramatically in a relatively short time — it’s made such a difference in my work ….

I hope the sunflower painting by my grandson Jack (he was 4 at the time) makes you smile.   We’d just spent the morning at a sunflower farm in Kansas and his interpretation captures the mood.  I’m always inspired by the delight that’s so obvious here — and how about that signature?!

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