Time away from the blog has told me:
I needed to get back to my true purpose:
To remember why I draw.
I had gotten distracted,
starting to think that it was
about showing others, forgetting
my internal need for
observing, recording, reflecting,
When I'm in my personal process,
knowing that I'm not obligated to show everything,
then I can also choose to share.
I sketched the tree out the window during breakfast
at my favorite bed & breakfast in Bar Harbor.
After, I had a lovely sketch walk
along one of the carriage roads,
with a friend,
a friend who is more familiar
with what's happening in nature
than I am.
We would stop, she would point out
what she was seeing,
while I sketched & wrote down her quotes.
I too was in the mode of stopping & noticing.
Very very wonderful, a gift,
at this time of year when there is so
much variety & change.