The Black students at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, picked a memoir about a Black student’s time at a white boarding school for the summer of 2022 book. Here is my review. ADMISSIONS: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James (she/her) is a memoir by the first African-American legacy student to graduateContinue reading “Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James”
These Precious Days is a 2021 essay collection by American writer Ann Patchett. The 336-page book of 24 previously published essays was revised for the collection. I read this book as a Rivers Faculty & Staff book club assignment. These are my notes. “Essays never filled my days,” Patchett writes, “but they reminded me thatContinue reading “These Precious Days”
This evening I spent a pleasant 90 minutes reading and copying from How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema.
Drawing is thinking. Every drawing is a learning experience. Just work and your ‘style’ will emerge. There are no shortcuts to a good drawing. Making one involves work. A bit of perseverance is better than talent. If I draw every day, I will get where I want to go. Wonky is good. And also, finishedContinue reading “January Art Notes”
Continual Line Contour with a pen is the best technique I have found to learn to slow down and look.