The Return of the Traveler

"The Return of the Traveler" 9' x 12"
“The Return of the Traveler” 9′ x 12″

Mr. Bevenson was the consummate traveler.   He’d been everywhere that was anywhere.  He’d even journeyed to both poles. What he was particularly gifted at,  was meeting the local people and being invited into their homes.  He liked seeing how others in the world lived,  how they decorated their homes, what they ate, and what stories they told ( if he understood the language, and usually he did because that was his other talent).  He learned languages as easily as some people are able to learn a particular melody.  He had friends around the world and received numerous letters from far off places everyday.  Whenever he went away he had the postman stop delivery otherwise his box would be jammed with letters, with even more stacked in high piles around his small mailbox.

However much he enjoyed traveling, it was always a big thrill for him to come home.   He could then look at his comfy home and his beautiful things collected from all over the world and see them with appreciative eyes.  In fact, if you asked him he would tell you,  that was the reason that he left as often as he did.  So that all the world including his own home was always new, fresh,  and amazing  to him.

Is it time for  a journey?

Copyright 2013 Ann Gates Fiser All rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “The Return of the Traveler

  1. This drawing is really amazing, so you can obviously tell I like it 🙂 I will definitely start following you, but would you mind checking out my blog to help me out because I would really appreciate it!

    1. Thank you for the compliment and thank you for asking this question. I set aside time everyday for drawing. The same times -in the morning for 30 minutes and 30 minutes before I go to bed. Longer if I can. You’d be surprised how 30 minutes here and there adds up. Having said that…. I have a backlog of drawings to place here (some done before I started this blog), because there are some days when for whatever reason if I don’t have time or don’t feel like drawing (rare) I still have something to post. My biggest block to posting is finding time to scan and write the story that’s in my head. I like to scan drawings at 1200 dpi. But I found that it took way too much time at that setting. So I settled on 600 dpi. The reason for that is that I found that any lower than that loses too much of the subtleties in the shading and line work and the drawings look harsher. I like to sit down and get at least a week’s worth of them scheduled ahead of time because my life throws me a lot of scheduling curves for various unforeseen reasons. And no, this kind of routine and organization does not come naturally to me. I have to really work at it. 😉

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