One last night of rest

Yesterday the last of my nieces flew north to her own home. I miss the girls terribly, and I long for the days when they were just a short hop away. Aunties get empty-nest syndrome too.

It’s been a busy holiday season, and with family visiting and holiday parties (music galore!), I’ve ignored this blog, as well as my artwork. And I have to tell you, I haven’t been sleeping well. As I’ve said here before, if I don’t draw every day, I get very twitchy.

Today I spent time easing back into work, not worrying about getting anything right I  simply enjoyed the feeling of chalk spreading across the paper, and suddenly I discovered this little bird.

I’ll have one more night of winter’s rest and laziness, and then tomorrow?

Easel time!