I received an invitation to sketch at the Fran Carlton Community Center of Apopka. Art classes are held in the Community Center so the instructor thought the students might like to see several of my sketchbooks and learn about what it is I am doing everyday as I discover the arts in Orlando. Nancy, the instructor this day had a small still life set up on the counter leading to the kitchen. There was an old cowboy's boot some bright red flowers and yellow drapery. No one in the room seemed interested in the still life however. Each artist was focused on their own projects. Each artist worked at their own level. One woman was working on a drawing of a football star, while another was working on a seascape with lobster pots and fishing nets.
After seeing my work, the one man in the group started documenting the people around him with his sketches.
When I was asked to talk, I kept it short and simple. I explained how this project began as a New Year's resolution and how my one a day commitment had grown to the point where I don't know when to put the pen down.