...you have such a carefree hand in your drawings! I am a mom with a daughter and this picture soooooo captures one of those unforgettable bonding pippy-longstockings-against-the-world moments! your work is very... "breath-of-fresh-air"! )
before i went off to "real" camp in the woods of NH and hiked quite a lot in addition to swimming in gorgeous lakes surrounded by beautiful mountains with the bluest skies, and at night, you could see the milky way: nothing more stunning.
but before i went away to camp... dad bought a tent for us to "camp" out in the backyard. he was trying to do what his dad did for he and his brother and sister. it was a lot of fun. mom didn't last very long. dad was a trooper: he lasted on the roots as a late 30 something, the whole night, like the super dad that he was/is.
anyway, thank you for creating another beautiful moment, and now a beautiful memory.
now to your art: you created the same slow grace that seamlessly flows throughout each image, moving your eye along a dreamy slow happy path that somehow makes your audience smell pine needles and morning dew on grass, and feel the warm glow on your chin as the sun wakes you with kindness instead of sharply, like most mornings when you aren't waking up in a forest
as always friend, thank you for creating a beautiful moment!
by the way, i cherish the book you sent. i keep it close to my bed, along with escher, a collection of renaissance artwork and architecture, as well as a small book collection of famous artwork through the ages... yours is in pretty darn good company
i can't thank you enough, another artist offered the same thing, but unlike you, i think it was an empty promise. you didn't have to do something that was so incredibly kind. i can't thank you enough. and maybe, in a year, we'll get a chance to actually talk in person. i miss california and the bay area more than i can say. i was only there for a very short period in the summer leading into my senior year of college, but i fell in love with berkeley, as well as san francisco. if i hadn't been going into my senior year of college on the east coast with a job and a roommate/best friend expecting me, i would've transferred in a heartbeat. so much culture, beauty, openness, museums, one of the most beautiful places in the world. it's one of my "happy places" i go to when i'm trying to escape pain or having a procedure done.
sorry for the rambling tangent. my book is coming along slowly, but surely... well, slowly at least