Is there anything sweeter
than getting a surprise card in the mail?
I didn't think so.I've made some wonderful friends on-line,
and I've even had the pleasure
of meeting a few in person.
This beautiful Frida card (& quotes!) came this week,
from the thoughtful Stephanie, at
Creative Living Experiment
She is as loving in person as she is on-line.
THANK YOU Stéphanie.
Your words made my week more tolerable,
and it makes me happy to know
that we are friends.
I've been painting these daily
but posting them a bit late.
Day 4 - another rough day at work.
Done in Crayola wax crayons.
Day 5 - from a photo rather than a mirror...thin blue Sharpie marker.
Day 6, acrylic paint (on index card paper)from looking in the mirror.
I took my glasses off,
so very little detail in this one
(because everything was blurred!)
plus I gave myself a sideways glance,
and shorter hair.
This one, day 7
i did from memory.
No photo, no mirror.
Whenever i try to draw myself from memory,
i always end up looking like a man.
i FEEL like a woman,
when I look at myself in the mirror,
i SEE a woman,
but for whatever reason,
so many of these self portraits look like men to me.
Maybe my YIN YANG is off balance.
And today, day 8, coloured pencils.
Today is my son's 19th birthday.
Explains the smile, doesn't it?
I'll be back to visit you all on your blogs
as soon as i have a bit more time to myself.
I miss you all.
Keep making art
and don't EVER feel
like it's a waste of time.
Time spent doing something you love
is never wasted.