I feel like ‘back to school’ time has been going on forever… like it started in early July. My idea for this challenge was to draw a relic from the American past: a one room school house. Get it? “Back” to school? Of course I procrastinated and had to hurry to finish so it doesn’t have the detail and polish I wanted to give it. This might be one I continue to work on. Anyway, here is my one room school house, based on a real one that still stands in Indiana County in Pennsylvania:
A biweekly challenge for a total of 26 drawings this year.
At this time of the year, the school year is probably a few weeks in. I always get a little sad when I hear the school bus rumble by on the first day. It signals an end to summer, to carefree days and warm weather. With that in mind, this week’s theme is:
Back to school
This time, the theme for the drawing challenge is ‘books’ –one of my favorite things. Although digital readers are very convenient, I like the feel of a paper book in my hands. Some types of books are better suited to paper form, I think –works of reference and history where you need to flip back and forth through the pages. Somehow that’s just not the same in an e-reader or tablet. I have found the most wonderful old bookshop in Galway. More about that soon. Meanwhile, here are my books: