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  1. Lori Bayer says:

    I just ordered your book :Laws guide to drawing birds. I came across some of your videos on you tube and am now interested in learning more about drawing from nature. We’ve recently moved to the Low Country of SC (Daniel Island) and everyday is a wonderland here…
    I’m a new artist, but like you said…practice makes anyone good…THANK YOU!!

  2. Nancy Adair says:

    Hi john I was looking at your book on drawing birds. I am new to drawing and never had a formal class. I am wondering if this book is good for newbies. For me to spend this much money is difficult. I am disabled and on a fixed income. Just want to be sure it is a good buy at my level. Thank you for your input.

    • Hi there Nancy. I think you would enjoy the book. There is a mix of basic and advanced techniques in the book. My favorite book for a beginning drawer is Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

  3. Mary Bernstein says:

    I attended the 2/25 lecture you gave at Arastradero re journaling (part of the curriculum for the Grassroots Ecology Cal Naturalist training).

    You spoke about a “zyrgenic effect” – I’m not spelling it right because I can’t find any references to the concept. It had to do with profiling or heuristics, the tendency of the brain to take shortcuts or make generalizations in the absence of focused attention.

    Could you provide the proper terminology or a reference?

    Thanks much – the lecture gave me a lot to think about.


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