Thursday, November 26, 2009
I have my little sketchbook and I have been practicing my portraits and journaling in it with different media. I am drawn to woman, animals & birds in my pages. My faces are improving but I have a long way to go. I am going to be brave and post a few of my pages. I finally have a few days off in a row and art will be big part of my time. I can loose myself in the process and just create. The best stress relief I have come by yet!. Today is Thanksgiving and I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful I have a job as so many do not. Even though I struggle, there are those much worse off. I am thankful that my sister is "cancer free" and my children are beautiful, smart ( honor roll for both ), and funny. I am thankful for my animals who provide me endless amounts of joy and my husband, Dan, that I love in spite of the rocky road we are always on. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Yes, yes, I have succumbed to the vampire frenzy. I got into the Twilight books awhile ago through my 14 year old daughter, who had also read them. Coincidentally , I just finished New Moon last week and cannot wait to see the movie. I am not big into crowds & waiting in line. Once some of the hype is gone, I will be all over that. In the mean time I will pick up the 3 rd book, Eclipse, which I am told is the best, and fulfill my hunger ( pardon the pun ) for Edward. It has been a long time since a book has pulled me in like this. I find myself thinking about the story now & then through my day. I saw on Oprah, the author , Stephanie Meyers. What an inspirational story. It all started as a dream and she acted upon it. Makes me think of all the possibilities. My daughter, Mariah, has the most vivid imagination of anyone I know. She has been writing stories for as long as I can remember. She illustrates them as well. I tried talking to her about Twilight's author. She just dismissed me and said that her books are not any good and no one would want to read them. I emphatically told her otherwise! Everyone including myself needs to believe in the possibilities.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I was surfing the web reading various blogs and came across a blog about found art. http://rosamurillo.squarespace.com/what-is-found-art/ For whatever reason, this struck a cord with me. I was going on a business trip and thought why not give this a try? Leave a piece of art in some random place far from home. So before I left, I took an old Altoid tin and altered it. I painted a portrait ala Kelli Rae Roberts style, and titled it "Believe". I attached a tag to it with my blog address and e mail. Maybe I will get a response, maybe not! Whatever the outcome I had fun doing it. I am already thinking of what I can do next. I am in New Hampshire, and haven't left it anywhere yet. The pictures aren't great. I was in a hurry to get it done before I left.I will follow up on where it ends up.