I'm continually impressed and inspired by Nadine's character studies... her latest gift to me was no exception:
Nadine admirably finds reason to detail the people and characters that she comes in contact with or with whom she interacts on a daily basis. In this respect, she is no less of an artist than a photo documentarian. I wish I had that kind of inspiration--to think that intrepidly about my fellow human beings through the meditation of drawing them. It is all most of us can do to go to a figure drawing studio once in a blue moon to practice our craft and focus on the beauty of one model. Nadine finds the time to "discover" people throughout her day, and I'm betting that such a meditation gives her a unique perspective on the beauty inherent in everyday people and their everyday lives, their everyday struggles, celebrations, fears, endurances--a perspective on the real human condition.
I so love getting your miniature meditations, Nadine! Thank you!
Also included in Nadine's envelope package was a little prize ticket... everyone ought to be awarded one of these!!!