From a Facebook post earlier this year I was inspired to watch the Dam Nation documentary (Netflix). What caught my attention was the “teaser” about Katie Lee and Glen Canyon. I watched that segment, and was immediately touched by what had been done there. I have done some research off and on in relation to Glen Canyon.
I’m not sure why I am so taken with the story, but I am. I have never visited. The closest I’ve ever come to a desert was being in Santa Fe for a class. We were supposed to go to Tent Rocks, but it was closed due to the government financial shenanigans in October of 2013.
Maybe it’s the idea that such beauty, history, and wonder were lost under the water. The rush to salvage as many artifacts as could be saved. I don’t know, but I know the Canyon’s story picks at me each time I look at pictures and read up on it’s history.
After one of my researches on the webs, I found a website that had a nicely documented trip down the Colorado, through Glen Canyon. I reached out to Phil and Keturah Pennington for permission to use their photos of Glen Canyon before it became Lake Powell. Phil has passed away, but his wife granted me permission. I am so very grateful for her generosity.
Donald and I were talking after attending PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) and we thought we would start live streaming my drawing sessions. I can share my drawing and work on my next glass ideas at the same time.
Below is my first session. I’ll be learning about how to work with the color, light and dark and translate it into a vision of my own. We will try to do this several times a week (Tu-Th-Sa, around 6:00 PT) at first then probably just once a week. But who knows, we’ll see. We can chat live while I draw.