ode to an apple slice, I can not believe how much time I spent on this simple drawing. Ah, but people wail about that every time they see my quilts. WOW, How much time did THAT take?! It doesn't matter, I needed to make it, express something, etc... So I should expect the same with drawing, yes? I am in awe of people who can quickly sketch something. I have found that my quick sketches are very different than the ones that I delve into. Somehow this miraculous process is like being underwater for extended times. It is quiet, very quiet, and I concentrate so deeply, I forget the world above, like a trance. Time passes without my awareness as I struggle to capture something, or produce something-a sketch. Here is today's....I played with shapes, colors, textures on the surface of the apple, shading, and shadows.