December 15, 2006

In Ottawa

Aaron and Shaya met me at the airport. With big smiles and big hugs. Aaron had a meeting to go to at work so Shaya and I spent the afternoon doing Sudoku; then we went to a café to draw. She drew some fantastic fantasy pictures and I drew her. After teaching drawing for twenty years, it’s fun to be on the other side: just draw. And I have to keep reminding myself of things I tell my students, mainly, draw what you see, not what you know. It’s all about relativity, seeing where things actually are, about looking for the reference points.

It’s so good to see Shaya again. Three years is a long time not to see my granddaughter. She looks the same, just a little older.

After a delicious family dinner I’m ready to tumble into bed.

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