I do what I want! Gosh!

I walked up and down the stairs without crutches yesterday!!! I cant even tell you how exciting that is! The doctor says that I’ll be in the boot for at least another week and then in a brace until Thanksgiving…guess what I’ll be giving thanks for this year. 😉 I’m trying to not get my hopes up, but by next week I should be able to go on short walks, get out of my house for fresh air, and begin building muscle mass and endurance back up. 

I opened an old sketchbook the other day and saw this note, scribbled after last years Small Press Expo at the Saint Louis Public Library.

Anyone can draw. A series of zines with exercises to develop strategies for learning.

The Napoleon Dynamite
“It took me like two hours to do the shading on your upper lip.”

Teaching drawing and sketching classes the last couple of years has given me a lot of insight into what’s important to me in a drawing, as well as the actual process of learning to do it. There’s a lot of mini-skills to learn, and building up layers of complexity. I like to compare it to playing with the Chunky Duplo Legos when we’re kids, and then advancing slowly to the regular sets and if we’re still interested and passionate about building with them to the advanced Technic, or Architectural ones. 

This year’s expo is three weeks away, so I’ve started compiling these ideas and drawings into the first two zines of the series.

The local roller derby season is coming up and I got to design the promo flyer for it. I’m super pumped to be a part of this amazing community. 🙂

I hope you’re all happy, healthy and whole. Thank you for your support and friendship. Until next week, take care and be good!

Your friend,

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