After a whirlwind trip up to Minneapolis to shop at Ikea last Wednesday and Thursday for the long-planned-for studio furniture (my virgin trip to the very cool store!), I've been so busy for several days assembling all of my purchases. One of the pieces managed to come home in the wrong color. I think the black corner desk jumped into our truck because it was so tired of watching all of the white corners going home to loving desk owners. So, until I can get a replacement for the desk stowaway, I won't be posting pictures of my awesome, organized and updated studio in late April. All of this made it difficult to find time to get started on the latest assignment for my class, and even then I think I was distracted by the awesomeness of my surroundings. The lesson for this week in the sketchbook class is flowers. At first I thought this would be super simple, but I'm finding it harder than I thought it would be. Or maybe I just bought difficult flowers. With so many petals facing different directions, it's hard to get the drawing right with the foreshortening involved. These are my first five attempts. I'm hoping to fight distraction and find some simpler flowers before the week's lesson comes to a close, but I don't promise anything.