As I drew this sunflower today, I got an idea for a larger piece. Sometimes I wonder what to do with these little drawings I do in sketchbooks, and today I saw this drawing as a study for something bigger.
But mostly while I drew this drooping sunflower, I thought of the mosquitoes that were biting me and wishing I'd see a park worker. I wanted to ask the worker if there was any bug spray stashed away in the park office that I could use. Normally I put a little dab of tea tree oil or peppermint oil on my arms and legs, and that keeps the bugs away. But I forgot to dab this morning and I had childhood flashbacks of being sprayed head to toe with bugspray, probably laden with DDT. I really wanted a hit of the hard stuff today.
I finally did see a park worker, but by then I was finished with my drawing and heading home.
He said, "Do you want a cat? We have a stray kitten in the park."
"No," I said, "I already have two cats."
I also have two dozen mosquito bites and an idea for an art project.
Colored pencil in Moleskine sketchbook.