Our intrepid little drawing group packed up our supplies (including cookies to munch on as we drove) and traveled to Joplin's Sanctuary & Animal Rescue in order to see the operation and sketch some of the animals dwelling there. After an inspiring tour, we were ready to position a bench so that we could try our hand at sketching some furry, moving subjects.
We posed the question: who should we draw? The rescued goats, now very friendly and well-fed? The newcomer chickens found by the highway in a cast-off cardboard box? The duck who had survived several brutal attacks by humans, now in the TLC of Byron and his crew? We opted for the goats and the duck ("Quasimodo," affectionately called Quasi).