I didn't spend 25 minutes on each one as she suggested...maybe 15 tops. After doing these I spent some time looking at prelimenary line drawings by Willam H. Johnson which helped me appreciate this step as a process toward creating an end piece.
The next group of excercises involve contour "cutting"...instead of a pencil and paper you use scissors and fabric.
Others in the ring who expressed an interest in working through this book together are: DebR, Teri, Vikki, Caity, Geri, Mary, Cathy, Nikki, and Julie. The next deadline for the next group of exercises is the weekend of the 16th. This is a very loose group, so no one will be called on the carpet for being late or moving in another direction if you're not feeling Color and Compostition at the moment but I'll be checking your blogs for any C&C activity :)