Tuesday, August 20, 2019


I had a meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown about teaching a sketch class. I got to the downtown location rather early and decided to have a Subway sandwich before the meeting. I'm sure I ordered a ham and Swiss cheese along with some chips and a coke. I always do. I am fascinated that people I draw in public paces are almost always on their cell phones. Even seated across from each other the two ladies in the corner were on their digital devises instead of talking to one another.

It is hard to say weather the kids learned something from my one lesson in which we sketched the courtyard outside. But I do know that for once they were focusing on the world around them rather than staring at a screen. Some people never look up and are never even aware of their surroundings except in a superficial way. If I sway just one child to appreciate the everyday world around them through direct observation and interpret what they see then I have done my job. When we can open our eyes to the beauty in everything then life gets exciting and becomes an adventure. I've become a bit of a minister preaching this over and over with the tenacity of a drill sergeant.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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