... do it with all your might.*'
Certain events in my life of the past months have borne in on me the primary truth that... life ends. It could end tomorrow, or this afternoon. Knowing this, I decided I'm going to do the things I've long wanted to do, taking nothing, no day, no loved one, no dream or goal, for granted. To become more fluent as an artist, I promised I'd devote 2006 to intensive drawing---12 months of themed sketchbooks, one drawing, at least, for every day of each month. I'm doing it, too---though it sometimes, briefly, wears me down. There are other things I've resolved to do---the art-related ones are listed here. The year is almost one third over. I'm moving forward, I'm keeping my promise. I'm trying to live my life with all my might.
Speaking of hands---one of these hands belongs to my husband. I haven't taken, yet, to drawing while driving.
When you draw in public a lot, you notice that, yes, there are many overweight people in the world. Something about the women in this montage of cafe drawings seems lovely and right to me, though. They are substantial in the best sense of the word.
* Ecclesiastes 9:10