Daily drawing sessions

Drawing is like anything else—do it a lot and you get better. Since most of my art has been of the 3-D variety, I never practiced drawing until a few years ago. Now I start most mornings with a pencil in my hand even if I only have a few minutes to draw something simple.


Frightening birthday clown

I have written before about my birthday ritual, which takes the place of gift-giving. The ritual is this—I go to a thrift store with my family and have them compete with each other to find the ugliest and most useless item. I choose and then buy the most hideous of the tsotchkes & proclaim the person who found it to be the winner. I turned 66 in April. My husband won the competition with this frightening clown. It looks like it was a part of something larger—perhaps a lamp that would scare children into doing whatever their parents told them to do? Some sort of nightmare-inducing game? Whatever it was, it now lives in my studio and makes me laugh whenever I look at it.


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