Little things

I am constantly reminded of the value of getting out and 1. looking at other artists' work, and 2. taking risks and having fun. Yesterday I volunteered at the US Artists show in Philadelphia, PA, and had a great time drawing in front of the passers-by. Yes, I was nervous. No, I did not much like my drawing. But it was fun and I definitely enjoyed being around everyone. Plus the mixture of art presented at the show was encouraging and inspiring.

I am also more convinced than ever of the importance of a good value structure. I practiced at home last night with a small self-portrait in my compact mirror while sitting in bed.

Not too bad, considering it was dark, and I apparently move a lot.