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Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals by Carla Sonheim

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1 Blobs and Sidewalk Cracks

Finding Animals Around You

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I SEE ANIMALS EVERYWHERE!

Because I live in the City of Seattle, I am fortunate to have access to lots of city blocks that have oil stains, trash, and other random “blobs” to draw from. When I lived in Colorado, I was fortunate to live in a very small town with plenty of run-down walkways that provided tons of inspiration: sidewalk cracks.

Wherever I’ve lived, during the fall months I’m fortunate to see leaves on the ground that become fish, birds, elephants, and other creatures as I pass by. And in the produce section yesterday I was fortunate to run across a huge pile of ginger roots, ...

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