Rearranging pictures hanging in my studio, I came across my sketch of a pot at the end of a driveway in Fernandina Beach. Dated March 2008, I recall sitting alone in my car in a driveway with sketch pad leaning against the steering wheel, waiting for a shower to pass.
At the time, I was taking an "Introduction to Drawing" class at KSU and found myself awakened by my newly discovered talent - suddenly seeing things, everything, with a different sensitivity - a new sensibility. With the sound of rain on the roof, and my pencil in hand, I did not realize I was creating my first "plain air" drawing. (only later did I learn the proper way to spell and pronounce this new term) I also, encountered a mild form of intoxication, relaxation induced by my focus upon capturing the calming scene on a piece of paper. Little did I know where this little exercise would take my "life after retirement".
Thought it worth sharing some "pot" this wintery morn.