She was amazed to find new views ~ even from the lowest places.
Today’s decision: How to draw this
Speaking to me was “lowest places” and “new views.” To me, the lowest place means water. I wanted to have the lowest place be water. What would the new view be from this low elevation?
I could have drawn kids looking through an underwater viewer. We homeschooled for years and years, and one thing that I considered, but don’t remember doing, was cutting the top and bottom off a quart milk carton, putting plastic wrap on one end with a rubber band, sticking it in the water and looking through it. Too much to keep it under 20 minutes.
I could have drawn the view through the underwater viewer. Not relatable.
I thought about a tadpole in someone’s hand. Not a new view.
I could have drawn someone’s face, from a perspective under the water’s surface. But I’m realistic. This image would take more than 20 minutes.
When I shared today’s snippet, “I” of GAIN didn’t consider water. Her first thought was lying on your back and seeing trees and clouds.
I translated her idea into something I could make in 10 – 15 minutes — someone lying near the water. You can’t see all the scrubby vegetation and scouring rushes that I drew in, but I put them in there to add context. Scouring rush was “N” of GAIN’s favorite plant for a while. Pioneers used them to scour pots and pans.