Today I was with a sick family member at the doctor (nothing too serious, thank goodness). We ended up together in a tiny nondescript examining room. Then the nurse closed the curtain and, lo and behold, the curtain was covered floor-to-ceiling by a photograph of flowers and woods! What could I do but pull out my Moleskine?
Certain phrases come to mind:
"Close the curtain so I can see the view!" is one.
"You aren't out of the woods yet," is another.
"The curtain was drawn," is a third, and probably the most appropriate.
I had about twenty minutes to sketch, and then I colored the scene this evening. With such a heavy emphasis on the pen, this drawing has a very different feel from the airy woods of my last post, don't you think? It's so interesting how much variety can be achieved using this medium. I never know what the next day will bring.
"Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new," John Milton once said.
I expect his phrase is the best.
3 years ago