22 November 2007


Charcoal on Arches sketchbook.

today is thanksgiving day. i spent it relaxing with my wife, who cooked a splendid turkey dinner with stuffing and cranberry sauce and brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes and giblet gravy (among other pleasures).

i spent the morning cleaning up my studio, putting things away, sorting drawings, throwing out works that weren't worth keeping.

this is my favorite small douglas fir, growing in the meadow below my studio and drawn from the studio deck.

i am thankful for my family, my friends, my health, my life, my ability to work.


Julie Oakley said...

And I am thankful to have found that you now have a blog. As you know I'm a huge fan of your erudite and comprehensive website with all the wonderful information about watercolour paints

Nick said...

Brussels sprouts is nothing to be thankful for. My favorite definition of the holiday is Twain's, naturally (Mark, not Shania):

"Thanksgiving Day, a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for--annually, not oftener--if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians."

Very nice sketch, trees are the among the most satisfying things to draw IMO.