Hey Thom! Hey Thom! I’m listening. I hear you where did I go? Nathan, you know, it’s all about writing but there’s always something else to do like texting Binny or having a drink I can’t remember how to put a black frame around a drawing so the drawing doesn’t look all gray and fade into the background of the post. I’m listening. Hey Thom! Hey Thom ! did you know that Van Morrison wrote Listen to the Lion in San Francisco? But you knew that. And then there are my friends saying I haven’t heard from you are you all right? What’s that all about? oh I know, I haven’t been posting.
just write any story
On March 16, 2012 I entered a post titled Van Morrison’s “Listen to the Lion” A Tattoo. Today I tried to copy it and add that post to this one, but then the old post overwrote this post and so on. After hours of by guess and by golly I finally figured out how to add a link. Bottom line is just leave it, finish this post and get back into the habit of blogging again! https://carlasaunders.com/2012/03/16/listen-to-the-lion-a-tattoo/
I’ve joined a public group on Facebook, A drawing A Day. This morning Mark Andres chose my sketch to update the group photo. Yesterday I took a walk along the water in Tiburon, California. My friend and I parked our cars near Blackie’s Pasture. For 28 years a swaybacked horse named Blackie stood in the same place near the road that goes into Tiburon and Belvedere. We all knew Blackie. Our children grew up seeing Blackie standing in the same spot. After he died, the corner grassy field looked like a very lonely place. Then, one day another horse arrived. Anthony Connell created a life size bronze statue of Blackie, so now the spot is filled with joy again. I said goodbye to my friend, got into my car and sat, looking out the window. Reaching for my sketchbook I drew the dogs circling the huge horse, running, barking and sniffing. Good! I have my drawing for one day.
I hear a good way to improve one’s drawing skills is to sketch every day so here we go – starting January 1st 2017, I’ll be posting a drawing a day. The biggest challenge will be to get over the idea that every drawing I post has to be perfect. Musee d’Orsay small bronze sculpture of young dancer by Degas.
I believe in the power of kindness and compassion. Kindness for everyone.
charcoal and chalk 30″x 22″