so my drawing class is being taught by a grad student...a photography grad student who "hasnt drawn in 6 years," apparently.
shes a real nice lady...i feel bad for her because she really doesnt have a choice and its not her fault that she's into photography and not drawing (poor soul), but i have to say its a less than desirable situation. drawing and photography share about 2 1/2 things in common- other than it is very different in my opinion.
so in the spirit of just wanting to make the class better for everyone, i asked her last week if we could go outside and draw. chico state is lovely- all brick and trees and lawn, and our class is at 5 when the light is best. she agreed and made everyone go outside for the class period today...
i was in heaven.
but i forgot about the creek next to the school that spawns mosquitos and gnats.
i forgot so much that i wore a tank top to class (ya, its still 90 here).
i think everyone sustained at least one mosquito bite...
i bless anonymity for saving me from a good lynching.
(ps- the art at the top is from another project for that class- a still life. thats me behind it holding it up to give you an idea of its size. i tied 3 coffee cups to yellow fabric and hung it over my door.)