It’s April, and the world is in bloom. I’ve spent the weekend working in my backyard garden trying to get it back in order after it’s been neglected for so long. Winter in California is a holiday compare to other parts of the country , but still it can be cold and wet. During the winter, my garden is best experienced from behind a window in a warm and cozy room. The sunshine this weekend,however, demanded an extended stay outside. So I shot myself outside and hunkered down to do some serious weeding and trimming. A rototiller rejuvenated raised beds with a health dose of organic matter, or in more earthy terms, cow manure. The wild hinter lands are less a jungle and my winter, white skin has the beginning , if not a summer tan, at least a spring one.
This is the first part of a new drawing that I’m excited about. It’s the biggest ink drawing I’ve ever done. Right now it is 22 x 25.5 inches and growing. You’d think that drawing this big ink would take forever, but it is coming along at a rather rapid pace. The hardest part is its not fitting on my drawing board. I’ve been working on it in section of 11X8 inches and taping them together. Then scanning them into PhotoSop to make them complete. I’m worried that I’ll over load my processor if it gets too big. Then again it’s going to be fun to see how far I can go.
Here is a segment at full size so you can see the scale.