Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 9:42 AM | Posted by mARTa
This is sort of an experimental art piece. Saturday was my niece's confirmation into the Catholic Church. I had a leather-bound journal I bought while out shopping with my friend Robyn in Florence. I haven't used the sketchbook much because I don't like the paper for art work. But this blind contour turned out nice so today I scanned it and then colored it in photoshop. Now I want an art tablet because I think I could have a lot of fun with this!
The end of school is just weeks away. I feel as if I am taking steps backward because every time I put something on paper, it's awful. I should have progressed by now. I have to go through all my school work and pick my best for a final critique and presentation of a final project. I'm looking forward to the slower pace of lazy summer days.
A quick update on what's going on in my life. The menopause symptoms have subsided but for 2 weeks now I have been on my period (with a 4 day break mid way). I think there is still some adjusting my body has to do with the hormone therapy. This of course has left me feeling "drained" and the running is suffering.
This morning I went for a nice run but had a stray puppy join me. Of course I had to cut it short because the pup kept going into the street and almost got hit a few times. People were giving me dirty looks and one woman stopped her car to yell at me to put my dog on a leash!!! With all that bad karma I just came home; the pup following someone else. Two hours later a knock on the door asking if it was our dog (she looks just like my Dottie). I didn't have the heart to leave her out and possibly get hit by a car. So now she's in the back yard and I guess I have flyers to make and post in the neighborhood. I don't want another dog!!!
On a sad note; Brittanee died Sunday morning. The little girl who defied death till the end is now in heaven. She touched so many lives while battling her disease for the past 8 years. I have to believe she is whole again and laughing and playing with angeles.