My desk’s a buried mess. The garden’s starting to look good. Guess it’s time to get back to sketching. (Yeah, I have slump periods too, just like you.) The big thing is just to get started again. Locally, I’m joining Martha Pankratz tomorrow morning (Tuesday), for a trip up Mt. Lemmon to paint together. Wanna join us? Contact Martha, firstname.lastname@example.org to carpool together. Bring lunch and warm clothing. We return right after lunch.
Here are a few sketches from summer for inspiration. The one from Poortvleit is a copy from his book on dogs. Copying is as great way to get started. You can sign it if you give credit to the original artist. The envelope is from Nancy Sorenson. It’s hand-illustrated by her and I cherish it. And the sketch from me was done in Buchart Gardens in Victoria, the farthest place we went this summer.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.Mae West