Friday, July 23, 2010
I have this great and grand idea of becoming an amazing artist. Of course, I have a number of other great and grand ideas as well that may or may not ever happen. But, I have taken the first few steps toward this artistic possibility, the first, marrying an artist. She's quite supportive and she's really the one who's been recommending that I get a sketchbook and begin drawing. "I haven't seen anything yet that tells me you can't be an artist", she says. Guess that will have to do.
We went to the pool for the first time today with my son who is 11 months old. We thought we'd have a pretty nice and solitary time of it but we were quickly overran by the elder's "water aerobics" class. So, we migrated to the kiddie pool and tried to convince our son that its just like the bathtub, only bigger (he wasn't fooled). After Genia spent some time soaking up some sun, we traded off on baby-duty and I explored the surroundings.
Our neighborhood is situated around a golf course and two lakes and is quite nice when you can get a view of something other than houses. This was the case from the pool area, which inspired me to create my first sketch in my new, little sketchbook. Genia insisted that I'd become a better artist quicker if I used only pens for sketching. Something about building confidence and that pencils are like training wheels. Surprisingly, I not only found it rather enjoyable, but I'm not too disappointed with the results either :)
Posted by The Artist's Husband at 3:45 PM