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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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April 25, 2014

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If you do get back to drawing everyday (and posting most of them. I hope) will be delighted but have also deeply enjoyed your prose.

Thanks for sharing these and explaining what your purpose is. I've been trying to do a 5-minute sketch in my little journal 3 or 4 times a week. Generally I end up drawing the cat, asleep, or tulips in a vase. No results that I'd particularly want to share, but I try to trust that I'm learning something just through the process, even if only in five minutes. And it's surprise how much pleasure there is in seeing something on the page that occasionally reflects something of what I saw -- or at least recalls that moment to me. . .

Duchesse: thanks for saying that. I'll try!


​Hi Frances, I'm glad you like seeing these drawings and especially that you're sketching too. I don't think it matters what we sketch as much as just getting into the practice of doing it, but as Natalie pointed out a while back, my best work comes when I'm excited -- so it's worth it to draw stuff that we like, or to make arrangements of loved or interesting objects. And you're so right - I love looking back through old sketchbooks even when the work isn't that great because they are like a visual diary, and take me back to those places and times in a way quite different from photographs​
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Good luck and happy drawing!

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