Saturday will be Sketchbook Crawl day all over the world, so when my friend and I are drawing in the brick courtyard two blocks from here, we will know others are drawing in their journals as well. I am taking Danny Gregory’s online journal class. I have followed his art and life for years, beginning with his book, Everyday Matters. He used my drawing of shoes on his blog when I had eye surgery and could only look down, so drew the shoes of friends who came to visit. So I am back to doing daily drawing in my journals again. It is such a useful meditation. Today is my Coronado Scribes group, something I really look forward to, and it keeps me writing as well. I wrote this short poem about the eclipse:
Alone on the beach….After Midnight…Fog hugs the sand…Waves touch the shore…And in the sky… the deep dark encompassing sky…An incandescent apricot moon….
Eclipses it all.
Then as soon as I got home, I did two quick watercolors with a Tombow pen to remember the occasion.
Yesterday a friend and I drew the Dragon Tree at the Hotel del Coronado, the very one shown with Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot.’