A is for . . .

"A" is for Ancestor
This is a poor likeness of my grandmother as a young girl. According to Webster, an ancestor is usually more remote in the line of descent than a grandparent. So - this is an ancestor of my children.

She was a wonderful grandma. She was in poor health and lived with us when I was a child. She couldn't take us anywhere, do things with us, or buy us things, but I loved her with all my heart. I learned from her that love has absolutely nothing to do with things - it's all about how someone makes you feel. I hope I could have figured that out for myself, but I give her credit for it. I loved to be with her.

In yesterday's post, as a motivation to keep drawing and painting, I suggested picking a subject each day, alphabetically - something small and simple. This is a two inch square in my moleskine sketchbook.

By the way, I probably shouldn't have mentioned that it is a poor likeness. We are trying to be NON-CRITICAL here. Just draw - no judging.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the sketch of your Grandma. I,too,am a sick Grandma,50yrs.with Lupus. But, my 8 little one's love to come and watch me sketch...or draw pictures for them. Art is a balm to me. Pen & ink, pencil... adding watercolor,or watercolor alone. I love coming to your site! It cheers me, and keeps me adding to my sketchbooks!