I was away from home these past two weeks playing with the New York City Ballet up in Saratoga, NY. With 3 rehearsals and seven shows per week, there was not a whole lot of time for sketching or cartooning. Being in a hotel and having maid service and the chance to watch late night TV in bed was a nice perk, though. In addition to lots of Food Network shows, my husband and I watched quite a few episodes of Forensic Files. The latter got me thinking about what it takes to be a forensic artist, and if it is something I would ever be interested in doing (or could do.) After digging a little online, I was surprised to learn that there are only about 30 full-time forensic artists working in the US. The field is obviously tiny and highly specialized. According to this article, becoming a forensic artist is usually somewhat of a round-about process which almost always involves working for law enforcement in a different capacity. I was also intrigued to …
Two birds of a feather,
On a bench together.
Looked a bit more grubby,
Than happy lovey-dovey.
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”
(Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Today the stars (and moon) seemed to align, and here’s why…
The colors of nature somehow always seem perfectly coordinated. This bed of dahlias caught my photographic eye and made me smile.
Saratoga Springs, NY has a little of everything for everybody from world-class ballet, to horse racing and classical music. The Victorian architecture around town will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped back into another era. This is a New England town that should be on everyone’s list of places to visit!