This 2-page vertical slice is my first attempt to capture the lush view from my large picture windows. It features—even I had to squint to figure this out—a squirrel hanging by its tail. I had to overcome huge anxiety to draw this and I didn’t like the result, but it did give me the courage to try even more challenging scenes later on. It also served as a lesson in accepting failure—I couldn’t rip it out because the top page was backed by an earlier drawing. I do like the bottom drawing, especially the clothesline, upon which all the artists hung our wash.
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