All That is Lost colored pencil on bristol 2016
It took me some time, but I finished a new colored pencil drawing. This one is of sunflowers that I saw on our walks with our dog Gia around the neighborhood. They were already wilting when I started, and their big black faces reminded me of Vincent Van Gogh, and Egon Schiele, and how they made sunflowers their symbols of joy and transcendence and of loss and despair.
Ryan Sick with the Stomach Flu graphite on paper 2016
My husband and I have had a hard month, including a weekend where we both came down with the stomach flu, myself first, then Ryan next before I was even recovered. While he was in bed I made a few sketches of him, including this one. There is nothing more intimate than being simultaneously ill.