I’m still in an unusually artistic mood.  Even after delivering papers, I totally felt like going for a walk and taking pictures.  It’s been quite dry around here and the temperatures have cooled off a bit so I tried strolling through our back woods.  Normally they are too flooded and mosquito infested to be enjoyable.  Today I blundered through there like I had discovered a whole new world.  I say blundered because I’m sure I stepped on every twig possible and made more noise than those woods have heard in a long time.  I took a lot of photos but none of them turned out the way I hoped they would.  I kept this one as a possibility for the fair category “roots” but I’m not entirely enamored with it.

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Not having satisfied my artsy longings with photos, I turned to drawing.

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I really enjoyed sketching this little girl.  The easel – not so much.  The drawing is based on this photo that I found in a recent publication.

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It was very challenging but I’m happy with how it turned out.  My camera didn’t do the greatest job capturing it.  The paper is actually white and the pencil is a little darker than it shows up in the photo.

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