Morning Sketches

“A child’s attitude toward everything is an artist’s attitude.”

—Willa Cather

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This morning, my 8-year-old son Morgan called to me from the living room: “Mom, come quick and draw me! The cat is sleeping on my lap!” So I stopped washing dishes and came over. Here are two sketches!

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It’s fun to start the day with a quick sketch or two… Here is a recent sketch I did of my 11-year-old daughter, Nell, practicing the viola in the morning. I can’t believe she is in middle school now!!

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Recently we spent the weekend at my sister’s house, where we had a big family gathering. I did some more little sketches of my sister nursing her new baby.

 This is my sister Karen, nursing her new baby on Sunday morning. (More such sketches on my  Motherhood  blog post.)

This is my sister Karen, nursing her new baby on Sunday morning. (More such sketches on my Motherhood blog post.)

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So, that’s all for today. I have a lot on my plate right now with family and art and business, and I’m struggling to do all the things I need to do right now while also getting enough rest. So…. I’ve decided to lower my standards a little and let the blog take a back seat for awhile. I’ll try to continue to write blog posts fairly regularly, but I might not be doing it on a weekly basis. And sometimes, they will be short, sweet, and simple, like this one.

Give yourself permission to rest today!