Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Four years old...

To live a creative life we must lose the fear of being wrong."
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

In February I visited my grandparents in Florida. They gave me this drawing that I did when I was four. Its been a long time since I drew with the same sort of freedom that I had when I was little. I put this drawing up on my bulletin board to help remind me to be free in my art making.... something that I struggle with. Julia Denos' illustrations have a lovely, carefree quality that I am very fond of. I can't wait to get her new book, Just Being Audrey.

When visiting my grandparents I also got to look through lots of their photos that I had never seen before. Here are a few of my favorites...

This is my grandma, Lee, sitting in my grandpa's army truck that he put her name on. Romantic, no?