Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For Cathy

Way back in the early days of the blog I spoke a few times about my desire to learn how to draw.  For some reason, it's always seemed to be a skill that was beyond me.  I certainly knew several classmates who were considerably more gifted than I...and as this was one thing that didn't come naturally I think I allowed myself to be well and truly scared off.

Perhaps we should discuss someday the fact that unless it comes easily I don't do it...it's a topic worth exploring for many, many reasons.

Anyway, I've been thinking a lot lately about my friend Cathy Johnson, who is a gifted artist and a very magical human being, and decided today to post something to make her smile.

SO, I present, two of my sketches from my short-lived attempt to learn how to draw back in 2008.  I'm actually quite fond of the first...and still have no idea how I managed to accurately reproduce the pattern from my knitting bag.  The second has always made me laugh because the source material was a picture of a sweet, happy bird and mine wound up looking rather p'd off.



margene said...

You shouldn't have given up so quickly as your pictures look quite good, even if your bird looks a little frustrated.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Nice work! I think you should keep it up, if you enjoy it.