“Hey mom! It’s snowing or hailing outside! Did you know this?” my freshman-in-high-school son hollers to me from the living room. Dashing to the window, we all said in response to him, “That’s not snow! Those are petals!” It was raining petals from all the pear and plum trees in our neighborhood. It looked something like snow! Maybe not hail, but like pink and white snow!
I’m guessing we just didn’t have enough real snow this winter to remind him of what that stuff looks like. 🙂
I don’t think I was very clear about WHY my kids have cheshire grins…my oldest daughter, after postponing getting her license for a while, was able to get it back in February; the soon-to-turn fifteen year old boy has just finished the written part of drivers’ ed and can’t wait to get his permit in May; and my youngest just got braces. Though she was so excited to get braces at first, her enthusiasm has since diminished due to a very sore mouth! Poor girl…so much to manage with Type 1 diabetes, braces, and growing into a young lady. In approximately two months time, our oldest daughter will graduate from high school. So many rich and wonderful landmark events going on in our house.
With all this happening, I’m so grateful for drawing. It’s as if my pen or paintbrush becomes a straw through which I can drink in my life and the lives of my children. Drawing enables me to taste and savor these moments. And I’m so thankful for many of you who have plunged in to these mini-lessons with me. I can’t wait to post Friday’s lesson…and next Friday…and the next…:)
Life is there for the drawing! Let’s have at it!
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Love this. Great style.
Fantastic drawing Jen!
I hope your daughter’s mouth gets better very soon.
Your soon-to-turn fifteen year old boy has just finished the written part of drivers’ ed and can’t wait to get his permit in May – in England you have to be much older.
Looking forward to Friday’s Mini-Lesson Jennifer 🙂
Such a beautiful scene. How I wish it would snow here actually… we’re facing over 80degF almost on a daily basis…winter is definitely over, spring too probably… it feels like summer
I love your image of an artist pen as a straw to drink life. I think that image will stay in my head for a long time.
I love the light, airy look of this.
delightful, it holds the feel of spring.
Trees covered in white blossom always remind me of snow too, lovely sketch!
How neat to have petal snow! So many events can be stressful even if happy. No wonder you want to draw besides trying to get all these memories down before they are all grown up!
You have such a way with words too. I really like this line: ‘It’s as if my pen or paintbrush becomes a straw through which I can drink in my life and the lives of my children. Drawing enables me to taste and savor these moments. ‘ It’s perfect!
Thank you so much, Raena!