Friday, February 20, 2009


I get two urges every spring. Well, not so much Spring as the last part of winter before spring actually starts. The first is to look at flowers. The second is to draw. Let me clarify. I always draw. But this urge is to draw things, not in the studio, not from photographs but outside and close enough to touch them.

Yesterday, driving around in my car, I was overcome by the desire to drag this canvas I’m working on outside, into the wood. But guess what. IT”S STILL COLD OUTSIDE. Argh.

Another trip to Longwood Gardens to see the orchid show may do the trick. Then I can look at flowers and draw them!