It's been a wonderful couple of days--I can say that now, though I was worried and frustrated for some of it. First, my husband is now safely home after a non-urgent operation today to correct his deviated septum. Still, it was 8 hours in the hospital and you know that's not fun. While I waited, I sketched the lovely fellow waiters in the Surgical Waiting Room. If they noticed me sketching, they didn't let on. So I'm grateful to them. I'm also grateful to Danny Gregory, whose wonderfully inspiring book, Everyday Matters, put me back on the drawing path a couple of years ago and encouraged me to draw everywhere, at any time. And I do.
(Click on sketches for larger images.)
Though the young woman at left below looks to be in dire straits, she was actually only leaning against a wall, sleeping, with a puffy jacket wrapped around her shoulders.
I'm grateful that I've started a 101 Faces project, because, though I always pay attention to faces when I sketch, I'm paying more attention now---and I think it shows in these sketches, do you?
I'm grateful that my friend Ippy and I are drawing together this year. My first effort of our project, a sketch of branches she'd gathered, is pretty tame, but I know I'll gather momentum and robustness as we go.
And I'm most of all grateful that the surgery my husband had went well. You never know. Here he is from a couple of nights ago, watching the news on television.
I'll post more faces for the 101 Faces project this weekend.
And on the Old World/New World sketchbook front, I've arranged to spend a week sketching in Charleston, SC in February and a week in San Antonio, TX in March. I'll spend a sketching week in Quebec in early June. 2007 is moving right along!