Posts Tagged: drawing

Drawn out exercise

At a very early age, I began drawing. My doodles finally coalesced into something recognizable during my late single digit years and I kept at it for the following few decades. My earliest inspirations came from my two favorite things: comic books and fish. When I began to take myself “seriously”, that is, kept a… Read more »

Drawing a new card

It’s my friend’s daughter’s birthday today and I was having a devil of a time picking up a gift for her.  She’s a really sweet kid, never asking for much, even on her birthday.  Amazing as that is, it left me with the same tired things, a visit to Hallmark and then a gift card for some… Read more »

James Thurber

Continuing the series on my creative influences, we’ll head way back to when I was just a tadpole. Grandma was responsible for broadening my reading material beyond the standard fare for 7-year old boys.  I’ve already told the tales of my reading her dictionary and encyclopedia in previous blogs.  Once the fire of reading was… Read more »

I think that I shall never see…

…a poem lovely as a tree. A famous line from a famous poem about trees by Joyce Kilmer is the perfect lead in to our post today about…trees! Or, more precisely, drawing trees. I’ve been drawing since I was single digits.  My art “improved” over time until it peaked some years ago (much like my… Read more »