Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
Sunday is here !!! Beginning of a new week ..
I'm almost packed .. tomorrow we leave .. if you see an airplane fly over around 4 tomorrow afternoon .. wave !!!!
Yesterday was a relatively quiet day, but hubby talked me into going downtown for Mardi Gras Saturday .. and the machines were a struggle .. (this is NOT a good start for a week of playing ahead) but not that I'm not looking forward to vacation .. I SOOO am !!!!
I had a horrible time with the games, but they had a mardi gras band there, and I got BEADS !!! WOOHOO !!!! LOTS of beads .. so that made me smile, and I enjoyed the band ...
We stood in line for the characature artist and he was fun to watch (for some reason ..lol) and when he got to us, he was talking that he had a gig to draw dogs .. he prefers to draw animals .. because of the "unpredictability" .. (sound familiar ..lol) and I told him that's my forte, but I wouldn't be able to do "shows", because one can take me an hour if I work fast and hard .. lol .. So we were talking about that during our sitting .. :)
So that was fun .. I was enjoying watching him work .. and for the most part, except for the color of the hair, the 4 basic face shapes .. it was pretty much the same for everyone .. but no .. I'm not starting that !!! lol lol .. I enjoy detail too much .. "oh ... that hair is out of place" .. not for a characture .. lol lol ..
We headed for home after playing our free money, .. by this time it was about 6:30.. and we were pooped .. We came home and I had my ice cream, and went up to my playroom .. it wasn't early enough to go to bed, and I was still seeing straight .. lol lol ... I worked on a project that I had started yesterday morning .. After my extreme fail on Friday night, I had to see if I had lost it or not .. PLUS I upped the anti .... I looked up and I have a collage of pictures on the wall in front of my desk .. with pictures of friends, successes, family etc etc .. that I had done alot of years back .. (gotta do a new one one day, because there's alot of pictures of a then friend that well .. is no longer in my life)
Anywho .. I looked up and saw Dharma .. my friend's sheltie .. I thought .. Okay --- let's give it a try .. so I took a picture of the picture ..
and started .. holding my breath .. 1-kick in the confidence from my fail the night before, and 2-sheltie with face mane, that I haven't had much luck with, and to up the anti .... 3-FULL BODY ....
I had started it in the morning, and created my "ghost dog" ... which I was pretty happy with ..
and progressed with ghost dog body ... HOLY MAKARAL !!!! IT WORKED !!!!
Before we left for downtown, I shaded in the body .. and she looked pretty wierd, but I'm not too familiar with chalks yet, and wasn't ready to "rush" the head ... lol
Surprisingly .. I went upstairs, and I was tired .. (it's exhausting being frustrated ..lol) but I started working on the head, and filling in the eyes, and nose, and making my highlights ... She isn't finished totally, but I'm pretty darn proud of her .. I still have to fill in some highlighting ..
So -- yup -- this took me ... about 4-5 hours of WORKING time .. not including the time that I was gone .. I could NOT see doing this as a fast drawing living .. lol lol ..
I crawled into bed after finishing, and decided I was pushing myself .. but happy to say that I had dirty hands syndrome .. lol lol
Actually slept good last night .. and feel pretty good this morning ... slept sound until 3 this morning, and then just dozed.. :) and finally crawled out of bed around 6:30 .. I call that a good day !!!!!
Today will be running some fun errands, and then going to mom's to watch the dog show she recorded for me .. :) Need to have a serious conversation with her, that I'm a bit nervous about, but it's for the best all the way around ..and THEN I can get rid of this feeling of dread that's been hovering over me ..
Wishing everyone a WONDERFUL day ... I hope you have sunshine, and if you don't find the sunshine in your heart !!!!