First Five Fragments for Friday

1. Learning to draw is a humbling experience when everything on my paper looks like something the tide dragged in.

2. For once, just this week, I found a place where I could watch the full moon set in the early morning.

3. My husband gets to go to San Diego, California, tomorrow. Me? I get to go to St. Peter, Minnesota, on Monday. Oh, boy.

4. Old, abandoned concrete steps that lead from an oak-covered hill and don’t quite go all the way down to a lake shore, littered with a few cigarette butts and an empty bottle or two…..

5. A white squirrel leaps from tree limb to tree limb, flicks his tail, chatters, and disappears.

And your fragments are…..? 
Happy Friday the 13th!


  1. I'm not sure I've ever watched a full moon set. I've watched it rise though, over Long Island Sound, and it's just beautiful. What a peaceful experience you had this week.


  2. You know, someone who lives in San Diego might think a visit to anywhere in Minnesota would be a blast because it would be something different. For the artist, there's just as much to discover in one place as any other. It's simply a matter of taking the time to see.


  3. Joanne, I would love to watch the moon rise over Long Island Sound sometime! The place where I watched it set this week was at a nearby lake, frozen over, mostly devoid of snow. It was beautiful and eerie.
    Satia, you're right.


  4. Drawing is practice, practice, practice. I tend to doodle in conference calls all over the margins of my paper. Get the practice in while you can! 🙂

    The morning moon over the prairie was very pretty this week. I know better than to try and take a picture, it's never the same.


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