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"What Makes Me Happy" - 9x12 pastel - AvailableThis is only a sketch, but painting it made me happy.I really got into the drawing of the rocks. The other day, I went for a walk in the woods. Usually, I speed along to get my heart rate up—fast enough to scare every bird, squirrel and Sasquatch. This time, I slowed down. A downy woodpecker chopped away at a limb two feet from my head, scattering wood chips onto the mossy ground.
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