Three summers ago I started to sketch. I have never taken a drawing class and it took me a long time to come up with basic shapes, perspectives, colors.

I drew three images at that time (the 2007 image is one of them) and gave them to the book author, to see if she liked them enough for me to continue. She did like them, and I agreed to draw the rest. I have not gotten back to the project until now. As you can probably guess, I had too much "regular work" to do to continue on the images. This sabbatical provides me with the needed time.

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  Drawn in 2007

Drawn in 2010

The child looks older here, and more realistic.