Timeout for Art: Line


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Plants are grand subjects for simple line drawings. Their contours demand to be carefully observed. They have presence more than an arrangement of non-living objects; they hold their place better than a human or animal model. When it turned out that my little dog, Rosa Parks, is allergic to hundreds of growing things, I passed this friendly corn plant on to someone else. The drawing stayed with me.


About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

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  1. As always, it is a joy to see your posts and to know the behind-the-scenes stories! The corn plants here grow to mammoth sizes and stretch to the stars. They are often used along fences and can be quite attractive, but most people use them for a post and not for their beauty, so they get quite ragged.. the owners whop them off and leave the pretty part on the ground, and sometimes i stop and retrieve the carcasses and plant them where they will be loved!

    wow, it would be a challenge to have to weed out – literally – those allergens for Rosita!

    I have bbeen on the road – long hours of driving and this morning – from an hostal – i saw your post and thought, “Thursday? is this thursday?’ it seems like monday since the past three days were like a weekend…

    Was in the ‘earthquake zone’ and now one hour moreof driving before i reach the cloud forest property… May your day go well!


    • Lisa, it is always so good to hear from you! You are a positive voice no matter what troubles you are going through; I admire you for that, and for your determination and strength along with your kind heart. Thank you for taking time to write,

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