Occasionally I feel as though I am repeating myself...or as my mom describes it "looping." So, if I am, please forgive me.
Scattered thoughout many of my sketchbooks are images of hands. There is a reason for this. As a little girl I would always draw people with their hands in their pockets. I knew I couldn't draw hands well, so rather than make an attempt and ruin a drawing, I'd just hide the hands altogether. This was until a very talented watercolor artist, Barbara Timberman, took an interest in me and explained that while a hand is one of the most difficult things to draw, it is also one of the best things to practice drawing. This advice has stayed with me and to this day I continue to practice drawing hands. Thank you Ms. Timberman for taking that special interest in me.