Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another Sketch

Well, here's the latest sketch. My family went camping at a friends about a month ago--they have a small farm and had a weekend-long "retirement party" and we just parked our camper on their property. We got to take the dogs and everything. I spent half the time taking pictures of the kids picking veggies in the garden and swimming, but my favorite thing was their cows. I swear they actually wanted their pictures taken! They looked right at me so intently, and would move into formation....

OK, I know they didn't really. But their somber expressions were so cool. And those floppy ears just killed me :).

I'm doing nothing more than quick sketching lately. I don't really have time to invest in serious art these days, but I'm so glad to be drawing again. There was a time in my life when that was ALL I did (other than read) and I never thought I'd give it up for years at a time. It was who I was in high school--the artist. I've already talked about the road I took away from that in other posts, so I won't go into it again, but it's just so cool to be back :).

Update--A friend just looked at this and emailed me--she said, "trippy cow." I like that, so that is now the official title of this piece. Trippy cow. I have a great story about naming artwork that I will share next time...

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