I might show you a couple new pages in my sketchbook.
pencil in hand-book sketchbook
Have you ever seen someone doodling who could really really doodle? Elaborate and beautiful doodles that made you wish you were bored so you could try your hand at them and then made you realize that you just weren’t [...]
I try to keep a sketchbook with me at all times. This does not always work, especially since I recently began switching purses more often than I used to. Sometimes I remember the sketchbook but not the box of pencils. Sometimes I remember the pencils but not the sketchbook. Sometimes I remember [...]
written several months ago. I no longer remember exactly what epiphany inspired this thought. Of course.
Capturing the pause before the inhale, for a piece of clarity. Put word to what was unlabeled and suddenly the mundane acquires a sheen of meaning. A sheen only? Does it go further or simply masquerade as profound revelation? [...]
When I came to drawing as an adult in a community center class (still referred to as my most satisfying educational experience ever) one of my great delights was to discover that drawing isn’t at all what I thought: a process of putting down each line in the exact place it belongs. Rather, [...]
pear – pencil in moleskine sketchbook
About a year after making this little drawing I started to like it. Unfortunately, it was probably the box under the pear that I ended up liking more than the pear itself.
seashell – pencil in moleskine sketchbook
I keep trying (and failing) to capture some of the lovely translucence of this seashell.
Recently I decided to learn to swim. Yes, I know at this point in my life swimming lessons ought to be in the rear-view mirror. And in fact they are – three prior attempts have left me a thrasher in the water. It’s been a few years and I am trying again. [...]
inktense pencils, moleskine sketchbook
I have to admit an envy towards those who have one single ‘thing’ they are passionate about. Whether it’s the painter, the singer, the cyclist, the writer or the yogi, I am a little jealous of my friends who appear to have such a strong core identity around which everything [...]
Turkish terra cotta pitcher – pencil in Moleskine sketchbook
One of the wonderful things about posting my drawing online is that the little pieces take on the same weight and significance as the big ones. This is one of my favorite drawings. It takes up about half a page in a [...]
I bought vegetables I knew I wouldn’t eat because I think they’re pretty [...]