I'm getting ahead of myself. I just posted an entry that announced my studio sale next weekend. IT'S NOT NEXT WEEKEND! It's the following weekend, November 7, 8 and 9! I just removed that post. Sorry about that. What was I thinking? I'll post that announcement next week (again) but for now, I'll share a photo of my neighbor's tree, along with all the fallen leaves that will be keeping him busy with his rake!
This weekend is for the trick-or-treaters. We've had such beautiful weather and great tree color, but it's fading fast.
I took a break today to do a bit of cleaning. I started to sort through Dad's sketchbooks, now stored in my basement. He was a prolific sketch artist. His favorite medium was water soluble pencils, and he loved to sit at the mall and sketch people as they went about their business or sat in the food court. He didn't limit himself to sketchbooks, but anything that was handy - napkins, scraps of paper, the back of an envelope. This little 5" x 7" sketch was typical of his style...loose and well, sketchy! I loved how he always seemed to capture the essence of his subject, even when they were unaware that they were being sketched.