I have a weekly schedule for my art work which goes like this: Sunday: Sunday Face, What to Wear Monday: Daily Face, Creative Everyday Tuesday: Daily Face,Paper 53 Wednesday: Daily Face, Sketchbook Thursday: Daily Face, Painting Friday: Daily Face, Show Your Face Saturday: Color Me Positve I don't accomplish this all of the time, but at least it gives me a goal to work towards.
My computer was on sick leave yesterday so I didn't get to post my illustration. I could have posted from my phone, but I just love the feeling of sitting at my desktop in my studio/office. What would we do without our computers and smart phones? I often wish that the internet was available when I was a young stay-at-home mom in the early 80's.
This student is similar to January 28th because they are twins.
I took some of my drawings to have them printed out. The young lady who was working in that department liked my art work and gave me a flyer to enter into the art exhibit March 12. She is a art student here at the university. I was flattered that she admired my work. Here are few that I had printed.
It's Literary Friday and I am doubled-booked for this week of reading I chose Mr. and Mrs. Prince the true story of a remarkable pre-Civil War African-American family, as well as the challenges that faced African-Americans who lived in the North versus the slaves who lived in the South. Mr. and Mrs. Prince moved out of slavery to owning their own land. Lucy Prince was the first African-American Poet. Abijah Prince served in the French and Indian War. They own land when people of their race in the south and north were still slaves.
Reading about slavery is always hard, so I chose a mystery to go along with it, called Niceville by Carsten Stroud. Something is wrong in Niceville, evil lurks. It begins with the disappearance of a young boy. who literary vanishes in front of surveillance camera while looking through a mirror.
This is a portrait of a young lady with beautiful chocolate skin. I just wanted to show what it looks like as I paint on my iPad. I didn't think about it until I had almost finished her face. Next time I hope to show more steps. Click on picture for larger view.
It was a good day. I looked through a garden magazine today and it made me long for a day of gardening and playing in the dirt. It showcased many garden objects from junk finds. My prayer is that God will bless me and keep me that I can play in my back yard this year.
Here is a portrait I did using my iPad and paper 53 app. I have a easel and paint area set up, but having the time to dedicate to real paint is not there. So I will keep practicing in this manner. I loved this little girl with her black and white coat, I asked was it okay to draw her, she agreed. I decided to paint her instead.
It was finally warm enough to run this morning, 39 degrees. It felt great to be back out a with the moon shining in the sky.
The morning run put the day on the fast track.
It felt so good to be home at the end of the day.
My husband and I ate dinner, while watched Oblivion with Tom Cruise. (It was actually a very good movie). Empty nester life!
Then it was study time for me and he went to Bible College.
It's suppose to rain in the morning so no running.
I went to Warm Springs to eat at the Bulloch House, which serves southern food. The original house was burned down last year. They relocated into another building which is still part of the Historic town. The food was delicious, the biscuits were almost as good as my grandmothers. I requested jelly because that is the only way we ate our grandmothers biscuits. My grandmothers jelly was home made. I'm sorry to say that theirs was not but it did not take away from the biscuit.
After eating we walked into each of the little shops. One shop had my favorite blue and white china. Another shop had very unique lamps made from recycled parts. While walking from shop to shop I espied a little walk way with pavers, which would be a nice touch for a garden.
Literary Friday -The book I chose to read this week is called Amped by Daniel H. Wilson. I read his Sci-fi book Robopocalypse which I chose because of the title.
In Amped people are implanted with devices to help cure medical deficiencies, but as a result they become the strongest and smartest people. Pure humans become afraid of them and began to make laws against anyone who has a device.The plot is good but the profanity drops it down two stars for me.
I really want to paint, but I just can't seem to find the extra time. I am grateful for my little calendar because at least I draw something.
When things slowed down at work I started to doodle, but I slipped back into my old ways, it was not in my sketchbook. I'm going to have to retrain myself.
I came across this wonderful website called Style We I love their clothes, they are so me. The shorter dresses would have to be worn as a shirt but I love them. If I could buy something from them right now I would splurge on the green coat which is vintage and modern.
My life consist of school, work, school. work. My sisters in Christ and friends are going on an eating out trip to an historic town on Saturday. I want to go, but I also want to stay home. I can't decide.
Show Your Face: If you look at picture you can see the shadow of her eyes through shades.
I love painting on my iPad. I can sit with my husband in the den while he watches shows that make him laugh and I don't have to worry about spilling paint or making a mess. I can be in the zone with him beside me.
I am currently reading How I Came to Sparkle Again by Kaya McLaren. The title may fool you, Sparkle is a ski town in Colorado. I am on page 94, so far its okay but the writer likes to use profanity. I just never understand why an educated person cannot use more of their word knowledge to convey a point other than profanity. I would like this book a lot more if she could of use wit instead of cursing.
I am currently on a no book buying challenge for 2016. Currently I have not purchased any books, but I am keeping a list of books I would like to purchase:
1. Square Foot Gardening Cookbook by Mel Batholomew
2. Learning to Live in the Now
3. The Power of Discipline by Brian Tracey
I have still been faithful to my challenge to see how long I can go without purchasing new clothes. The drawing is of what I wore for a casual day. I love this vintage jacket.
I spotted this dress and housecoat that I would have purchased if I could shop.
On the Show Your Face challenge the focus is still on eyes. I seem to have a tendency to draw them very large. I did this portrait of my niece on Paper 53 with my iPad, which although it might seem simple requires a lot of time on my part. Everything I have learned has been self taught. Try it for yourself and see what you can do.
I found another wonderful blouse that I would have purchase today. It's navy and white. I wanted to throw in the towel and just buy it but I took a picture instead.
So far it has been 15 days of no buying clothes or books. I seem okay with the books because I have enough unread books to last for a year, but clothes on the other hand is a different story. Why do we never have enough?