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    • Bethany Sanders
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      In painting, the simplest marks are sometimes the hardest ones to “nail.” I know I’ve made simple, one stroke marks to finish an area on a painting which took several tries to get right. After each failed attempt I’d scrape off the mark with my paint knife (this was with oil paint, which stays wet longer), then try again.

      With ink drawings, hatch-marks can cover a multitude of sins. That is an instance where something that is complex (as in it has a lot more permanent lines) can be more forgiving.


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      Hi @lorimorrison1955
      I don’t think the recording of the Zoom session has been posted yet. In prior weeks the Zoom recording appeared in the Discuss section of the Reading Group lesson, so I suspect this week’s recording will be here once it is posted: https://rabbitroom.com/lesson/discuss-3-2/
      Is this correct, @jonathanrogers ?


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      <p>I also received the Week 3 email today. Thank you, @jennifert!</p>


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      @jennifert  Hi Jennifer! I did check my spam folder, but there are no Rabbit Room emails there. I checked my profile settings as well, and my email is entered correctly too. I’m not sure what to check past that.


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      @pete Are there emails going out about this course? I haven’t received any since I first signed up. How do I get the emails? Thanks!


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      I love animals. I love that a bat’s wing is basically a hand with fingers that can move independently. I love how their wing membranes are marbled with muscles which turn on and off every wing cycle. This means that bats’ flight looks jerky to the naked eye, but that bats can do agile feats and maneuvers that birds could only dream of. By manipulating their wings and bodies they are able to do flips and twists in midair like Olympic high divers. Bats are also able to adjust to gusts of wind so fast that it is hard to capture even in slow-mo.

      I love birds too. I love the way birds cock their heads so they can look at you with one eye, how robins do funny little hops on the ground, and how peregrine falcons can stoop at over 200 mph (320 km/h). Feathers are wonderful things. Bird song is beautiful.

      I love spiderwebs, lightning bugs, moths, praying mantises, cicadas, beetles, and dragonflies. Beetles are basically the armored knights of the insect world. Dragonflies have some of the most beautiful wings in creation, and they are voracious hunters who can fly in six directions (up, down, forward, backward, left, right).

      I love that dogs can curl up into balls with their backs curved like a bow. I love too that this is a throwback to wolves, who sleep curled up with their tails covering their feet and noses to protect against frostbite.

      I love anatomy, both human and animal. I love that our arm bone (the humerus) works as a lever with the shoulder joint as the fulcrum.

      I love that we have pinkies and little toes.

      My favorite muscle is the sternocleidomastoid muscle: a muscle in our neck which attaches to the base of the skull on one end, and to our breastbone & collarbone on the other end. This muscle is mirrored—there is one on each side of the neck—and it allows us to rotate our head. It is a fun muscle to draw.


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      Ooh, good question @reneemathis!

      My favorite cookbook is Gina Homolka’s Skinnytaste: Fast and Slow. She has a fun variety of delicious meals, from Bhan Mi Rice Bowls to Stuffed Pepper Soup to my favorite Beef Ragu recipe. This one has lots of Slow Cooker recipes too, which is one of my favorite ways to cook. 🙂


    • Bethany Sanders
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      @bethanysanders0

      Yes, I’ve been enjoying this reading group! I haven’t contributed much to the discussions, though, because I’m behind on the readings. 🙂
      On Thursday morning I received an email from the Rabbit Room titled “Reading Group: Zoom Discussion Tonight!”
      I wasn’t receiving emails prior, but @jennifert fixed it for me, so I will tag her here.
      Have you received any emails for this reading group, @lorimorrison1955 ?

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