drawing, scratchboard

Spirit of the Leaf

I was working on a 9" x 12" scratchboard drawing that became very complex and regularly entailed long periods of contemplation before knowing how to proceed. Earlier this week I decided to take out a small scratchboard--5" x 7"--to take a break from the larger image. This is what I came up with. It followed… Continue reading Spirit of the Leaf

drawing, Writing

The Care of Latent Kittens 7

The Care of Latent Kittens story arose from a dream I had years ago. That story continues here, nearing the end of the sketchbook of writing and line drawings. To read about the dream and what led to this series, go to The Care of Latent Kittens. If you've missed any posts, you can see them… Continue reading The Care of Latent Kittens 7

drawing, Writing

The Care of Latent Kittens 6

Here are sketchbook pages 26 through 30 in the story that arose from a dream I had years ago. There are 44 sketchbook pages in all. To see the background of the writing and sketches, go to The Care of Latent Kittens. From there, you can look through the posts that follow it, if you've missed… Continue reading The Care of Latent Kittens 6

drawing, Writing

The Care of Latent Kittens 5

Here's the fifth post in this series of sketchbook drawings and words about the Care of Latent Kitten course of study. For background and the beginning of the story go to The Care of Latent Kittens. You can then scroll through the next few posts if you've missed any of them til you arrive here. To… Continue reading The Care of Latent Kittens 5

drawing, Writing

The Care of Latent Kittens

In 2010 or so, a dream I had caught my imagination to such a degree that I spent several years writing stories about it. That dream, that I've only referred to in one or two previous posts, was this: I saw a notice attached to a tree trunk at the edge of a woods. The… Continue reading The Care of Latent Kittens

drawing, scratchboard

Scratchboard Houses

During the pandemic, I've been out walking on streets of houses surrounding the neighbourhood that I live in. I always take solace from the trees and gardens I see. But I've been surprised at how the look of some of the houses improves my sense of well-being. In particular, I often love looking at the… Continue reading Scratchboard Houses