The drawing class I was supposed to be taking on Saturday mornings was canceled. I wasn’t terribly disappointed. When I looked at the materials list I realized this would have been classical drawing; I wasn’t sure I really wanted to do it. Instead, I signed up for a weekend workshop with Sandy Webster. It was the best.
It started on Friday evening at 6:30. By the time I got home I was so excited I couldn’t fall asleep. I returned eagerly on Saturday morning. Sandy was the perfect teacher for me. She is open to everything, makes use of whatever is at hand and is unfailingly creative. I didn’t take full advantage of the workshop; I wasn’t really prepared. But I came away with lots of ideas and the inspiration to work on them.
My first book will be about my backyard. I’ve been photographing it all year. When I finish it I’ll put pictures here. I created a workshop album, on the left. As you can see, we created a huge mess, but we cleaned it up when we finished and you wouldn’t even know we had been there.