Thursday, July 16, 2009

Don't Laugh

Last day in Boston. I think I was ready to go home a couple of days ago. I'm really just a homebody. I'm tired of living out of a suitcase. It's been a good trip, though. Boston's a great city.

One of the things I like to do when I'm in a city is ride the subway -- T, El, Metra, whatever it's called in a particular city. This time, when I got off the T here in Boston, it was so funny to see this flock of people exiting the subway and another flock of people moving toward the subway to get on it. So...I tried to sketch what I saw. This is where the post title comes in -- please don't laugh at my drawing! Or...if you do laugh, be gentle.

I conducted an informal poll and the 2 respondents couldn't really tell what it was supposed to be a sketch of. As I've mentioned before, I don't know how to draw people yet. So...instead of trying to draw people, I decided to draw something abstract to represent them. Brilliant idea, right? Apparently, what represents them is an image of a sail, an ivory tusk, or a talon - take your pick. I wanted to capture the movement. I'll keep trying! Surely someday I'll look back on these sketches and laugh my pants off.


  1. your drawings are fine. when you look at many of history's great artists, many of their interpretations were far from reality. this picture kind of reminds me of some of the scenes in the movie Ghost. when the bad people were taken away, the shadow people came from everywhere.

    question? what was the motivation for the new picture? don't get me wrong, i like it. you seem to be happy, relaxed and at piece.

  2. Well, then, maybe I'll become a great artist!!

    I changed my picture because I've been using the other one forever. I hate to have my picture taken so I don't have many available. This one was taken by my daughter in Provincetown at breakfast.

    I'm not sure if I'm happy, relaxed or at peace. As you might tell from this blog, that's up for grabs right now. I'm working on it, though. I definitely feel like I'm moving in that direction...My new profile picture was taken on a lovely morning while on vacation -- how could I not look happy?!