Thursday, October 8, 2009


Here's the garlic. Along with a great quote that I can't believe I found. My classmates loved it.

It was a couple of hours before class yesterday, and I had two drawings of the garlic, neither of which I really liked. So I texted a picture of each drawing to my youngest daughter, who is also very artistic. She texted me back and told me she liked the picture that you see to the left here, but she said, "add some dimension". So I found a nice color and began to add shading. I like it so much better now. Thanks, Karissa!

What a treasure an outside perspective can be. I think of friends in my life who have given me words of wisdom, and I am thankful as well.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Try, try again!

Wednesday night I went to class and went up for "critique time" with all my classmates, who had actually all done something that looked really good. (Thank goodness I didn't bring my little brown smudge to show!) I studied each one and listened carefully as everyone told about the process they had used. Then I came home and worked on this:

I'm not thrilled, but at least it looks botanical! Maybe I don't have to drop out afterall. :-)

This week, our assignment is to draw garlic -- white on white. This ought to be interesting . . .