We’ve had so much crazy weather in the last couple of weeks. As much as I enjoy the winter, I am so ready for spring to be here. So when I saw the pots of iris for sale at the local grocery store, I bought one to brighten my studio. And for some reason, it made me think of Stu. It’s odd the things that bring him to my mind. Stuff that has no obvious association. Come on, flowers? But there’s the connotation of hope and the passage of time. I think that’s it. And in the spirit of Stu, I tried something new. I just got my very first fountain pen, and was intrigued by something I read about using a wet brush to pull the ink out for shading. It was pretty fun.
We had a little break from the Friday sketches due to a crazy power outage in Krista’s aging building. She was quite comfortable with her candle light and her Kindle, but it made computer access difficult. We had some lively phone conversations, though, and it’s encouraging to see that in some ways, things are getting easier.