My sketchbooks are a place of pure play for me. Sketching is a way to experience where I am, a way of relating to where I live, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. With a sketchbook available, I always have entertainment – sketching people while waiting in line at Costco or the back of a pickup truck when stuck in traffic.

My sketchbox has traveled to Japan, Central America and Europe, and I can look at these and I’m immediately drawn back to what it was like to be there. I can remember exactly what was going on around me, even though it was years ago.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Little Bit of Wales on Whidbey

The Pettis Farm extended an invitation to their annual sheep shearing day with Welsh shearer
Eifion Morgan. It was amazing to watch this man so efficiently and smoothly shear the wooly black sheep. He made it look quick and easy to handle the large and constantly moving animals.
Other sheep farmers, as well as spinners and knitters were invited.

Spectators included classes from local schools.

One very wooly white sheep was no issue for Eifion's skill with the electric shearer.       


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