So, I finally decided to sign and frame my "elephant" obsession and move on the something new, Started on two small (5x7) drawings of gourds we saw when we visited Stone Mountain a couple of years ago. Surprisingly, they are beginning to resemble the same technique I used on the elephant drawing. I'm finding that I enjoy seeing the image emerge slowly in layers from the paper using my watercolor pencils, and then bringing it more to life with touches of wet brushes. Now all I have to decide is whether to make a multitude of small drawings or to consider them a "prototype" and re-create one in a larger format. Decisions, decisions --- think I need another cup of coffee (or perhaps it's not too early for wine!) My focus for this year is definitely going to be on light and shadows. . .