daily painting | buggy

Final posting of sketches from my SF Mission Science Workshop adventure. This monstrous creature was under glass in a box and probably had a 6-8″ wingspan. Another reason why Northern California life is good; the only things this big that fly here are birds. It’s a comfort. That wonderful place inspires curiosity, and watching the parents and kids wander through the large space and look at bones, bugs, frog eggs and lizards in wonder and awe was a reminder to always be interested in life and all its offerings regardless of one’s age. It’s way more fun than defaulting into gloom which for me is kind of lazy. It takes an effort sometimes to be hopeful. But it’s worth it: “Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.” — Wendell Berry

7″ x 10″ Artgraf graphite, pen on paper = $90