I draw for kindness. I draw for love. In this new world full of Covid-19, fear, aggression and loneliness we need to give and receive love. I wondered how I could do that. I can draw. I can draw for kindness. If my work gives a few minutes of happiness or contemplation to another person, then I have done my job.
I loved drawing these gorgeous tulips!
Look at these slurpy Sennelier extra soft pastels!
On this one I added a black line around one of the tulips
Still working on this one. I have to bring up the vase. Happy Mother’s Day!
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.
Two minute sketch in 3.5 x 5.5 moleskine sketchbook.
Drawing by Carla Saunders Letterpress by Lisa Rappoport, Littoral Press 2016
I wish everyone blessings for Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Year and everything between and beyond!
Be well and take good care of yourselves and enjoy yourselves and your loved ones!
Sketches made in Hawaii using Caran d’Ache Watersoluble pastels
Drawing on paper 2B and 3B pencils 12″ x 9 1/2″