Brother at Dinner with Me

For those of you who have been following me for a while, or who have read some of my early posts, you know that my older brother Michael is autistic. (Also see My Connection with Autism.)I have not posted about him for a while, although I continue having complex thoughts about my relationship with him. […]

The Family That Reads Together

I love this collection of people. Each has his/her own visual charm. I captured the slouch of the far right character (on the second try). I used a soft pencil to sketch this group portrait. This allows my initial marks to be spontaneous as well as visible (without overworking them, as I must do with […]

Grandson Portrait

At the kids’ house for the holidays. William, my grandson and I are having a great time. It is difficult to get him to sit still enough for me to sketch a portrait.  I waited for him to get involved with his iPad so he would be still. Here are some practice sketches: Here is […]

The Status is Quo

Nothing new. Although she hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in the past 4-5 days, my niece’s condition has not changed much. Cancer is winning. She is non-communicative, and breathing very hard. Many people who knew her have been by to see her and tell her they love her. There is not much else […]