when i was in kansas my sister and i played in our journals at night. i spied a rifle paper calendar for 2014 in her upstairs art room. the floral garlands encircling the months were irresistable. so i sketched one based on lots of different months in the calendar. the wonderful thing about sketching loosely and inexactly is that what you draw will never be a perfect copy.
of course that also means that same loose inexactness will seldom render a person that actually looks like the intended model (victim). but as my sister and i discussed, sometimes you end up with something even better. some crazy quirked-out altar ego. and of course this is an extremely excellent excuse for not being able to draw worth a shiz. you can just say when your model comments on the finished masterpiece, "drawing peeps the way they actually look is unimaginative." do understand you'll have to change your tack if talking to someone who is a highly efficient renderer. there isn't anything wrong with letting circumstances dictate your sketching philosophy.
a second ago my sister & mama moss just facetimed me. i miss them, but not the sudden change in kansas to arctic conditions. MM has an internal combustion engine that keeps her warm. no sweaters necessary. ever.
sister and i snuck back into each other's sketchbook/journals and wrote on the pages and added grades on some pages. she did the writing on the sketch above.
on my way home last night i got this pic as we flew low over LA.
if you emailed while i was away your email might be lost in space. in other words a needle in a haystack. resend if it's important.
thanks for the kind and generous comments about mama moss and also my decision to return to the classroom. there's a lot of work involved in bliss following. and a feel-good trend in the last couple of decades, maybe more, that tells us we can and should fly in that direction. as a pragmatist i'm inclined to sort out the risks and rewards and choose accordingly.
blah blah blah and happy thursday! xo