If you are visiting woolgathering... after having read today's story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, welcome! I post a new drawing every day - you can bookmark this site if you like, or you can subscribe to the daily drawings via email for free, if you prefer. I try to keep posts open for comment, and welcome your responses.
If you are a regular visitor from another place and would like to know about the Pittsburgh blogging scene - the story gives a great overview. And midway through the article, reporter Mackenzie Carpenter writes about a conversation with me:
Ms. Perry ... learned to draw a few years ago.
"People told me that the way to learn to draw was to draw every day," she said. "So I did."
Ms. Perry hasn't stopped since. Every day, she posts a watercolor or drawing, delicate yet sharply observed, from her life: a glimpse of her feet on an ottoman, a sunflower losing its petals, the Clarion County Courthouse.
"I follow G.K. Chesterton's philosophy, which is, 'If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly,' and this sketch blog is a thing profoundly worth doing, even when I do it badly," she laughs. "I believe that sitting still and simply looking at something allows me to slow down and appreciate my ordinary surroundings in a new way. Drawing daily lets me take chances, make mistakes, and model that process in public."
(I'm delighted that the editors chose to print one of my drawings with the article, too.)