Tuesday, October 15, 2013

First drawing in years, and I mean, years

My attempt at EDM challenge #2 draw a desk lamp
I decided to post this before I "overworked" it. First drawing in literally years. I posted this flaws and all. I hope to get back in the routine of drawing a little everyday.

Monday, April 23, 2012

AlchemyAlchemy by Mike Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was a hesitant to read another "coming of age" story but I am glad I did. I loved the first person narration but thought that some of his observations were a bit too mature to be coming from a person of his age. I thought the author captured the time period well and made enough references to current happenings of the 80's for you to be immersed in that time frame. The characters were well fleshed out and I enjoyed the ending's'(other reviewers made reference to 3 endings)I think Mike Wood is an author I will be keeping an eye on.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Making another attempt to draw, draw, draw

I recently bought two Kindle books, "One Drawing a Day' a 6 week course by Veronica Lawlor and "You Can Draw in 30 Days " by Mark Kistler. I have started the exercises and although, they are not something I would put on this blog, they are getting my creative juices flowing. Keep watching this space, LOL

Is anyone blogging anymore or has all been lost to Facebook?

I have never been the most consistent blogger, and now I am beginning to think blogging is passé? If anyone reads this, I would be interested in your thoughts on blogging and Facebook usage

Thursday, July 14, 2011

First drawing in over two years...

It has been so long since I had even the slightest inclination to do anything "arty" but I am on vacation and rather than work on emptying out boxes from our move in Oct. 2010, I seized the opportunity to "productively procrastinate"! I know this drawing has many flaws, but I thought I would publish it so that I wouldn't be tempted to 'mess with it' any more. Every time I did 'fix' something I wrecked something else so I said 'time to quit'. I really would like to get back to making art everyday. It felt really good to work on this project.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I saw Lady GaGa in concert

OMG, I went to the Lady GaGa Monster Ball concert in the Amway Arena in Orlando. I was accompanied by my daughter Karen and we had the best time. We stayed at the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Orlando. We had a lovely room but on my way out to the concert, I fell coming out of the hotel. Nothing like making a 'grand exit', lol. Fellow monsters, put your paws up!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Time to reactivate this blog

It has been quite a while since I updated this. So much has happened. I started college, took some courses and was in the middle of two online courses when I had to have a total hip replacement. I was in quite a bit of pain prior to the surgery and quite honestly, it was an impediment to studying and learning. I had to withdraw, but I will resume as soon as I have healed sufficiently. I will have to have the other hip done too. I am on medical leave from my job and I miss working very much.
I have also renewed my membership in "Everyday Matters" and in Drawspace and I plan on getting creative very soon.
I am so happy to be back to a degree of normalcy. Gotta go for now, must do my physical therapy exercises.

Monday, March 01, 2010

The weekend from Hell

Last Friday, I had the "inurnment" of my husband's ashes at the National Cemetery. My sister, Marianne, and brother in law, Jim, and my daughter, Karen, were all in attendance. I was bitterly disappointed, as the funeral director did not arrange for an Honor Guard. I thought this had been discussed, but apparently not! Karen and I will have to arrange for this as my husband was so proud of his military service during WWII and Korea and he truly deserves this honor.
Things went even further south from there. Saturday it was necessary to bring my 12 yr old toy poodle to the emergency vet where he had to be put to sleep. Thank God, Karen was with me, and although it was hard on her as well, she helped me get through this ordeal. She is a very wise soul and distracted me for the rest of the weekend by taking me to the movies.