In my last post, I mentioned that I was laying down my pens (almost) and picking up a pencil. I’ve taken a baby step or two down this different road by breaking open a hardbound, 8.5×11 size Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook, wrote name and address in it and began.
I did this on the day that Chantal was chopping down our flock of Cup plants. These are very tall, sunflower-like plants but with many smaller flowers than your typical sunflower. They get their name by the fact that each branching of the plant creates a “cup” that collects water and the plant absorbs it through soft tissue. Pretty cool they are and we enjoy them every year. Anyway, I took the top of one of them and drew it on the first page of my new sketchbook. A pencil drawer am me.