Thursday, April 30, 2015

Daily Face: April 29th and 30th & Chalk Pastels

 Well the end of April is here. In the South it means only 3 more weeks of school. I can say that it has been a pretty good school year. It went by really fast. Everyone is asking if I'm excited about my last child graduating from high school?, and the answer is yes. Then they say will you be sad? Currently I don't think so. I've listen to a lot of older women talk about how lonely their house became after their children all left. So I've been making sure as a mother to keep a small, secret part of myself where all my hopes and dreams go so that when this day came I wouldn't be lost because I poured all of myself into my children. I've made sure to invest in myself. I still have a list of things I would like to accomplish. Now that I will not wear all of those hats a mother with school age children wears I will be able to fully dive into the things I've didn't have time for. So stick around to see if I find out if my views are correct.

I went to an Estate Sell today, as usual I was looking for anything art related. I found these chalk pastels for less than $5, they are still new  Vintage Koss 48 Square Pastels

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daily Face: April 27th and 28th

My April 27th Student illo will have to be a redo. I really didn't do a good job. Although this student is in Junior High he has a lot of facial hair.
I really like my April 28th illo. I didn't get an opportunity to post yesterday. A project I was working on was delayed when both my Windows and Imac didn't want to cooperate.

Sunday Face: April 26th

 Went to Bible Study and Worship Service. Had dinner with the Marshall's. They Have a fabulous house in the country. If I live in the country I could raise chickens like my grandparents and grow lots of vegetables.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Daily Face: April 23rd & 24th

Yesterday I was so busy at work that I forgot to take a picture of my desk calendar. Today wasn't so busy. I was able to finish reading a book called "Who Switched Off My Brain?" by Dr. Caroline Leaf it was okay. Things that I have read before.
I'm afraid my daily drawing is only these daily student portraits. I have a schedule of what I should be creating everyday but it is just not working out that way. I have a my daily painting station set up but no painting is going on over there. It just sits and looks at me.

Paint Station Ready
Previous Paintings
Previous Paintings

Nothing Here

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Daily Face: April 22nd

Today was Earth Day and no one I know mentioned it. There were no special programs that I know of were I live. When my children were in elementary it was a big event, now nothing, how sad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daily Face: April 21st

My morning run made me very sleepy, so I sneaked back into the bed. Oh what a joyous feeling, for this is something I rarely do. The sun came out and then it was time to get ready for work. Remember to allow yourself to take joy in the simple things.

Monday, April 20, 2015

CED: Poetry Week 4

My submission for Creative Everyday the theme is poetry.

A look,
read as a gentle whispering breath
let your mind hear the wind, 
and the water blue
hurrying deep from the sky.
by Fourborne

Daily Face: April 20th

While things were slow at work I picked up my book and started reading. I was transported into the pages.  I did not hear the student who had a paper-cut and needed a band-aid. That's what I love about reading.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Daily Face: April 17

Busy, busy days. Wake up at 4 am, made video for family night, went to work, came home, went to organize client, came home, went to family night came home worked on daughters hair and dress to get ready for prom on Saturday.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Daily Face: April 15th and 16th

I didn't go to work on the 15th, I hope everyone turn in their taxes on time. My husband said only people who wait to turn them in usually owe. The 16th was a very good day but my to do list is too long, I'm not going to get much sleep.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Do you love me my sister?

Sisters, they share the same parents yet they are different. Sometimes they know each others secrets and are told not to tell their parents. They can experience the same moment, yet remember it differently.They can love and hate each other, yet will be there. How do you remember your sister?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Daily Face: April 14th

Today was a good day at work. However when I am at work I can't wait to get home, play in the dirt, create art, and read a good book, but instead when you get home there's laundry, dinner to cook, house to clean and a host of to do's.

Paper 53: Imitation of Life

Tuesday's are for my Paper 53 personal challenge. Sometimes however my art does not turn out right. This is my rendition of my niece. I love her attitude in this dress.

Monday, April 13, 2015

CED: Poetry/ My Daily Face/ Something?

My weekly submission for Creative Everyday, the theme being poetry which  is not exactly my forte, but I'm giving it a shot. The drawing is not that great, but I was trying to focus on the words.

dreams were to bless,
time followed through the dark shadow,
like music in the night, vanishing in the morning.
by Fourborne
Daily Face: Student portrait

I had a good day at work. The time went by so fast. I drew my daily face portrait and scribble this woman on a scratch pad she's something.

Sunday Face: April 12th & What to Wear

Today was the Lord's Day. I pray that I can keep my eyes on him.

Friday, April 10, 2015

CED: Poetry

Look inside my eyes 
and see
the very heart of me

My joys 
My fears
My hopes
and tears

Look inside my eyes
and you'll see
the deepest part of me   

                 by Fourborne

The theme for Creative Everyday is poetry. I was looking for a poem to go with my painting The Look  nothing really said what I wanted so I attempted my own little simple poem. I am not a poet!

Daily Face: April 10

 Yeah! its Friday.

Daily Face: April 9th

I know today is not the 9th but yesterday was super busy at work and at home. No time for art other than my student portrait which did not get posted yesterday. I had to go to commissary after I got off of work, when I got home I had to help my daughter with her language project, which took up my evening. You would think your senior year would be easier the closer you get to graduation, but it gets more intense. Now she has to do another defense and present portfolio.
I finished the guidance office bulletin board, it's similar to the one I did in my office except I stapled the petals down.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Daily face: April 8 and Serafina

 Today was hectic and slow at the same time. I worked a illustration for 2 hours last night hoping to post it today but it it looked horrible, so I have to keep working on it.
I finally finished a book called Serafinas' Promise by Anne E. Burg. I gave this book 5 stars because there are words that struck my heart and touched my life where I am at currently. That's what I love about reading, when a writer can touch your emotions with words. I am Serafina,  that's what reading this book made me feel. Here are the words from Julie Marie to Serafina about being jealous "Manman says everyone has their own path. And everyone's path has both flowers and thorns."

 I am officially at 20 books read for the year. You can follow my Goodreads challenge. I plan on reading 80 books this year.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Blue and White Light Idea and Using Your Good Stuff

 I love Blue and White dishware. I saw This light fixture at a Thrift Mall. What a good idea if you collect dishware and your cabinets can't hold any more stuff without looking clutter. Just thought I would share. Here are few photos of my collection. Yes, I actually use them. I could never understand my grandmother who never used her nice things. I always tell everyone if you purchased it use it and enjoy it.
Family Gatherings

Dining Room Blue and White Collection
Dining Room Blue and White Collection

Lunchtime at home

Cutting fresh tomatoes from my garden

Lunchtime at work
Having friends over for Sunday Dinner