Monday, May 31, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

It's a lovely raining Memorial Monday with two sleeping dogs made for a great sketching opportunity.  Our 12 year old labrador, Samantha and 8 month old Boston Terrier and ? mix, Posey.

I'm still working away on a series of trees and will be posting some sketches for those soon.

In the mean time, I have been learning about the work of Betty Edwards (artist and author of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain") and her passion for teaching the language of drawing.  If you have a chance, take a listen to the interview with her on New Demensions website: www.newdimensions.org.  I believe the show is #1973.  It had me thinking: teaching someone how to draw is equally as important as teaching someone how to read.  Perhaps this is mankind's current evolution; opening new areas of the brain we have not accessed previously or activating areas that which have been dormant.