|12/31/14 various inks, Caran d'Ache Museum water-soluble colored pencils, Zig marker, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
All year I’ve been sketching unfortunate trees that have been hacked, chopped and otherwise mutilated by city utilities to make way for power lines. I have plenty more such trees to choose from, but this morning I thought I’d sketch one that has managed to remain unscathed: It stands on the safe side of this street in Shoreline, opposite the power lines.
I’m open to risk and challenges when I know the outcome could be rewarding. But if I’m going to be in the same position for a while, I like to stand on the safe side of the street.
Here’s to a great new year full of risk, challenges and knowing which side of the street to stand on!