of the morning during our wonderful family holiday, I found some time to sketch and sip my morning java at the same time. What a wonderful way to greet the day! During these holidays, my studio is tidied and shut down....no large projects underway. When I get itchy to draw, I contemplate family members before me, loving their contours, loving their similarities and differences.....loving them. Some sketches are quick. I ask no one to pose. My goal is to grab what I am given. In this sketch my Rick is reading a book which was a gift. The light is behind him. It is dim. It is early. The fire roars.