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Some things take time….and a blast from the past.

In case you were wondering what happened to me the last week or so, I have been busy on this new drawing.  It has a lot of detail, and is time consuming.  I work on it for a while from time to time, but not so intensely that the monotony makes me want to pull my hair out by the dark roots.  It only works as a meditation for a while, and then I get incredibly bored.

So, instead of posting another work in progress on this drawing, I’ll take you back a couple of years on this blog.  The reason why?  I worked as a volunteer at the MS Bike Ride in Connecticut this morning.  For another MS event, I had drawn and donated a picture featuring the MS Bike Ride.  Today, felt a little like being in one of my own drawings.  Deja Vu?  No, Deja Drew.

So, here’s a reprise of that drawing, framed and on display at the silent auction that year.


Oh, and yes…here’s a picture of cookies, because I’m hungry.



Between stress on the paying job, and other distractions, I haven’t gotten around to work on the MS Bike Ride. Now that I’m looking at it, I realize I have a lot of two very hard things to draw….figures and bicycles, and realizing figures ON bicycles is doubly hard.
For those of you who have applied to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design, you will remember that drawing a bicycle is one of the requirements of the application. I feel I did a pretty good job, but due to the fact that I was literally crazy at the time, I could not complete my application. Oh, well.

So, I’m starting to plug away at this drawing, without a clue as to what I am doing. Not much to show right now, but I thought I’d let you all know why I hadn’t posted in a while.