Tuesday, October 13, 2020

An Inktober drawing done before Inktober

In the kitchen researching for the doctorate
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

The drawing I'm posting tonight seems perfect, because I was 
teaching tonight online, and my students were writing a test. 
The young woman in the drawing was taking every chance
between posing to look at a book she was studying for her doctorate. 
This was drawn 10 years ago, and since then, Julia, the subject, has
married, and has children. 

Her sweetness comes through in this drawing.  She is a friend's
daughter, and when she lived in our neighbourhood she helped
me with all kinds of work in my office and studio.  

I was creating Inktober work before I'd ever heard of the term.
Which makes sense because Inktober is about drawings in ink.
This was drawn in April 10 years ago.  What I also like 
about the drawing is that I am working on a painting right now
of flowers in the same crystal jug. Synchronicity -- there's  
something so appealing about it. I haven't seen Julia in 
years, and I hope she is well.

Have a loving your past and present day.

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