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Miscellaneous Mon Feb 07 2011

Reading and Sketching 642 Things

Local artist Sarah Best works with photography, embroidery, and illustration, often for shows or a class. After a friend gifted her with the book 642 Things to Draw, a series of drawing prompts, she began to exercise her illustrative talents in new, fun, and less formal ways. The "cabin" prompt turned into her cat dressed as David Thoreau in front of his woodland, while "fangs" spawned an elderly shark's bedside table.

Best documents these drawings on her blog -- check it out, and be inspired by visions of rolling pins, robots, pickles and more.

 
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