Saturday, July 19, 2008

I hope she didn't copyright this


I sent 13 copies of The Creative License to various family members. My sister Jan, a confirmed non-artist, just sent me this scan of one of her first sketches after reading the book.

My response was:

OH MY GOD !!!! Jan your sketch took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes - REALLY !!! it is so wonderful - I can't believe it - WOW !!!

Jan responded to my compliment:

Aw, shucks, I was hoping for a positive reaction but this is TOO much! Especially coming from you. Anyway, it is my favorite sketch so far. As you see, I’m not sure how to draw trees, etc.; but I thought the dark windows and lack of brush was a nice metaphor for the emptiness the Goodrich was without you …

The sketch is of a cottage where we vacationed with my sister for about the last 15 years - This year was the first year we did not go - I missed her too.

13 comments:

Betty said...

What an excellent sketch!! I love all the textures you achieved! Now that the "bug has bitten," I'll bet there'll be lots more where that came from :-) It's too much fun!!

Tina said...

This is really excellent work! I hope we see lots more - and perhaps her own blog!

Jenny said...

This is an excellent sketch. She should do more.

One day she will be as good as you! *lol*

Brenda Y said...

Outstanding! She most definitely needs to join EDM and start a blog!!

kazumiwannabe said...

It's great! And the message is beautiful too. Like Betty said, I bet she won't stop now!

Shirley said...

Please tell her that she needs to continue to draw - and next step is EDM and a blog! Can you forward our comments to her?

Sarah M said...

Jan, that's great! You should join the EDM yahoo group and flickr pool and post some more! ;-)

Ann said...

I agree - I hope Jan continues to draw and posts more of her great sketches!

Stephanie said...

I love how people who grew up in the same house can have such different artistict styles! what a great image and imagery. Please keep sharing!

Jan said...

I feel like I've had my 15 minutes! Thanks, all, for the kind words and encouragement. My sister Kathy is a constant inspiration to others. I was able to read The Creative License at the optimal time: While on vacation! I may have to make my screen name kathywannabe as my dulcimer and new pen gather dust.

Sandy said...

She does Danny Proud - Fantastic sketch, now she must join EDM and Post more!!

seesue said...

Hey Jan, you're hooked now, aren't you. Excellent!

Lisalou said...

Isn't it amazing that so many people who just TRY can make such beautiful art! What a gift you have given by sharing Danny's book! Live your blog!
Lisa