Learning to draw

I’m beginning to work my way slowly through “You Can Draw in 30 Days” by Mark Kistler. So far, it’s fun, but also hard work!

Sketching has always been a dream of mine. I’m find when I can see my subject – painting, or still life. But from my imagination has always been impossible.

Probably similar to improvising on the piano – I can read music and play, but am not creative.

Let’s hope this will spark my creativity!

First exercises - circles More circles and the first of the boxes More boxes and a robot


Discouraging at Best book giveaway!

John Edward Lawson

discouragingThe Goodreads giveaway for a paperback copy of Discouraging at Best is underway! Now through midnight August 26 you can enter to win a signed copy of the book. Just go to https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/100111-discouraging-at-best to enter.


Already known for his works of speculative fiction, author John Edward Lawson uses Discouraging at Best to take a look at the “real” world. On the pages within are five interlinked tales that, when pieced together, paint a panorama of apathy, greed, and manipulation.We follow the self-inflicted plight of working-class families and their efforts to step on others in the race to get ahead. We watch the petty wars of Nobel laureates. We become immersed in the minds of those caught in an ankle-biters rebellion. We are drawn into the intrigues and incompetence of those pulling the strings at the highest level of government. And, ultimately, we wonder: why? Here the…

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