i was able to check out amanda’s tapping the admiral show at the le gallery and i have to say her drawings up close are incredible. i first heard of amanda through blogTO where she has a feature. when i first saw some of her drawings there, i thought they were pretty great. well put together. deconstructed. detailed. elaborate. painterly. i could go on. when she launched her site, the thumbnails showed a whole other dimension to her work. seeing it up close only awed me even more. if you have a chance and you’re in the toronto area, check out her stuff while it’s still there. i haven’t touched graphite in the longest time but i’m now inspired to go back to it. just as soon as i’m done the projects i’m already working on. i hope.