Joni from Colorado sharing her sketchbook work

In response to my latest post asking people to share their creativity, my wonderful friend Joni from Colorado sent this:-

Joni – “Being quite new to my sketchbook, drawing, pastels and oils. I’m loving just drawing a page.  I still have to allow myself to make mistakes with perspective and colours.  
But I’m learning and growing and enjoying the process. 
Here is a National Park building I was looking at, and my drawing. 
And I just learned that I can draw on both sides of the sketchbook!” 

Joni’s sketchbook work

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