Happy New Year to all!!!! Seattle is so dark and cold during these months, that I feel like a sleepy bear starting to emerge from a cave.
I start 2020 with such profound gratitude for so many amazing opportunities: great work projects, amazing travel, and teaching. Teaching is my true calling. I vaguely remember as a child, rounding up the other kids in my neighborhood, and sitting them down in our living room to teach them something… HA! I have no idea what I “taught” them, but clearly, this teaching thing started at a very young age.
I also really want to say THANK YOU to those of you who kindly responded to my plea for a few positive book reviews on Amazon after the first two devastating posts. It worked!! Thankfully, you and others basically buried those heinous posts, and yes, Amazon has finally removed the review about no women in the book! HOORAY!!
As my thank you, I ask, what can I do for you? What do you want to learn from me? More about finding vanishing points and perspective? How to start a painting, a pencil drawing? More about my day job, materials I use, workshops? What can I teach you via this blog???? I’m ready, send your suggestions my way! And let’s make this a great new year and decade!!
(Panorama sketch above was done from our hotel window looking out at Brooklyn in the snow last February, that’s the Brooklyn Bridge on the far right. Those of you who know me know that I first block out all the big shapes on the two pages, then start on the left –because I’m right-handed– and fill in the details working left to right.)