In spite of everything – in spite of earthquakes, mudslides, lost airplanes, insane political hijinx, everything – the life force of spring asserts itself. Thankfully, the earth still seems to turn at the same speed, and winter lets go. Hallelujah!
I am currently enthralled with my first online art class, Sketchbook Skool. It is all-consuming, leaving my dining room “studio” looking like the aftermath of a major windstorm. I sit here for hours, sketching, painting, then giggling and gasping at the creative outpouring from 1,000 students all over the planet as they post their artwork and share their insights and fears. Just Wow. It’s the same feeling I had when I first encountered the Urban Sketchers in New York City – these people are so wonderful. And I am so lucky to be a part of this Rich Pageant!
Here are a few more sketches from this first weeks’ assignments: