Friday, February 26, 2010
I probably should have turned the page after screwing up the legs on the globe stand but I just kept going. My cat did not try to attack the pen as is her usual activity while I draw. I had already worn her out by playing with her so she was content to sleep beside me. It was fun to draw her but even in her sleep she changes positions too often for me. I'll just have to keep trying.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm having a great time and am really hoping that the shop where I'm taking lessons will offer a sock project class soon. I really want to learn to knit socks. That was on my goal list for this year and I have purchased the supplies already.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
We had such a good time and the kids loved the "old technology" aspect. We got out the slide projector too and loved the old slides. There's nothing quite like the sound of clicking through the slides (or the inevitable muttering when they jam).
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I put this in my sketch book because I'm excited about the class and I'm hoping by keeping my goals in front of me all the time, I'll stay motivated. Now, I just need to draw more too. That was also on the goals list.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I spent a lazy Sunday morning sitting at the dining room table and sketching birds. They are difficult in that they don't often sit still. At least they kept coming back often. The great backyard bird count is coming up soon. I think I have identified most of my frequent feeder birds and am ready for the count.
Monday, February 8, 2010
My space is feeling more like home. I still have some organizing to do on the shelves though. It is nice to have a home for some of my fun stuff. The peacock light that was supposed to be a white elephant gift but it's still hanging around. I'm going to enjoy my $2 garage sale purchase and then, maybe, I'll give it away. It's actually quite mesmerizing to watch as it changes colors. I need to pull out my folders and fill my new bulletin boards yet. The fish mobile was made by my husband's grandmother years ago.
Below is a close up of some of my inspirational stuff.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Erin picked this one out from one of my favorite artists. I follow Genine's blog online and enjoy all her art. Erin and I watched a lovely video of her creating one of her pieces. That is where she hatched the idea of purchasing on for me for Christmas. Michael helped Erin to pick this out and order it for me. I love it!
And this lovely art is from my good friend Sarah. She spent almost a year creating it! First, she picked out and ordered seeds. Then she planted them and cared for them. Then she harvested and took these beautiful photos, printed them out and created this lovely collage of photos.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I drew this on Friday after a very motivational pep talk about diet and exercise. The speaker had lost 5-6 sizes about 4 years ago and was speaking from experience. She was very encouraging. I've read that doing something creative with your goals helps engage more of your brain in the fight to reach them so I doodled what I felt I really needed to add to my routine.