To those who have encouraged me to post more of my own sketches, thank you! I’m including three more sketches below … (left to right) spiderweb & leaf, sandstone rock formation, and scraps of paper. The spiderweb is not as successful as I’d hoped, but I thought I’d include it to demonstrate a “failure.” I enjoyed making it, even though it’s not the end result I wanted . . . we learn from failures, right?
My grandmother was an artist, and she told me that when she was in her 20s, she painted lampshades, for a living, in her town in Iowa. She moved to Arizona when she was a young mother, and I’m fortunate to have received several paintings from her when she passed away, most all illustrating the desert Southwest. I feel lucky to have them on my walls! When I’m sketching, I can almost feel what it might have been like for her to draw and paint all her life.
Have a wonderful weekend!