I recently had another person out of the blue tell me how much they really enjoyed a cartoon of mine – one that in fact was published over a month ago, and her and her husband loved it so much they clipped it out of the newspaper and stuck on their refrigerator. It’s things like that which really make me feel satisfied with my lot in life. I mean, might not ever accomplish anything significant but surely a lot of little things, like maybe laughs, accumulate enough merit in the long run.Also getting an atta-boy while out and about doodling at the usual haunts is just as good if not better than a “like” or share ‘cause it’s right there and it’s real.
The inspiration for this came from an outing with some Advanced Drawing students while on a field trip (to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge). One of the subtle things, or lessons if you will, that I really hope is impressed upon them is just how endless the realm of possibilities are when it comes to getting ideas. Anywhere, at any time, anything at all can trip the line.
Sketching might seem to be a passive, idle activity, but you are simultaneously engaging and investing the experience with meaningful material from which to literally draw from.