That a fast sketch that I don't really like at first
can turn out to be one of my favorites after all.
That if I loosen up a bit and quit worrying so much
about the outcome, it usually turns out okay in the long run.
That if one is going to
read good art instruction books...
and learn, therefore,
that you can add a little orange or purple to make fun greens...
...and that you REALLY can make black
without actually using the color black!
Finally, I've learned, that the key is
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
Thanks so much to all of you who have offered such
wonderful advice and support and encouragement!