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 !! :)
Our virtual kitchen is Covid-19 free ...:)
Satisfyingly Saturday !!!
A good day yesterday .. I finished my last contract dog drawing .. for now .. and sprayed everything, Thai, Jack, and the CB, and Dylan clan .. and have everyone wrapped up to be mailed .. and have planned to deliver CB and Dylan, meeting the man at the local postoffice for the handoff tomorrow morning .. (post office closed, it's for his wife's birthday, so me dropping it off would have spoiled his surprise, and it's in a public place out in the open so I feel okay about this )
and I'm happy with them ..
I finished it up around 11 yesterday .. cuz I sprayed them before lunch .. After I got them wrapped up, I really stepped into some duuduu .. I'm trying something that I am REALLY stepping out of my comfort zone .. but that's good sometimes .. I completely surprised myself.. Surprising what you learn about yourself when you "step out of the box" ..
I used to do draw people as well .. but they were more of extravagant charactures .. but never could get things right .. so it was a fleeting fancy .. Well -- I sat down and did some scribbles .. of Aunt Elaine (raided my cousin's FB page) and got a beautiful picture of her in her younger days,
and one more current ..
I wanted to "try" and draw them up .. Now remember .. I'm 100% self taught .. and I took a deep breath and started out .. and well .. I did my homework looking up "skin tones", because I looked through my chalk and found that I didn't have "soft peach" .. and it required 'blending'.. Oh oh .. so I started ... and well .. I guess I should have practiced ..
This ended up to be my test page .. and I broadened my lines, so I could just trace to a fresh page (never say die .. when one way doesn't work .. try a different angle) and I didn't want to scribble from scratch ..my ego was being chipped at as it was .. lol .. so yes .. I cheated this time ..lol ..
I tested and tested .. (as you see the color splotches on the booboo page ..lol) and figured it out .. and held my breath and started again .. and worked slowly .. (because I didn't have a CLUE what I was doing .. lol ..)
and while she's not done .. even "I" am amazed at the result ..
Evidentally all the different techniques (with the exception of skin tones which I never really had to do) have come into play .. I think I used every trick I've learned along the way last night .. lol lol .. Every once in a while I sit back .. 1--to relax my back, and arms and eyes .. and 2--to get a 'view' of what I'm drawing .. and I just sat there in amazement .. I couldn't even believe my eyeballs .. I think it's going to work .. lol lol lol ..
They won't be ready (because I obviously am not going to rush, and have them ready by this afternoon ...lol) .. but I can mail them to Uncle Dennis when they are finished ..
This afternoon is Aunt Elaine's services, and I will be going .. at least make an appearance .. I do not do well during services .. but can handle the visitations .. Hubby offered to go with me, but he's only met Aunt Elaine once and that was 42 years ago at our wedding .. so that wouldn't be fair to make him go .. So that will be my afternoon .. Jill contacted me and offered that I could go out to lunch with them afterward, they were asking close friends and family, and I declined .. I explained that mom hasn't been going out (mom doesn't do funerals .. ) So we will see what this afternoon brings ..
Tomorrow I go to mom's, and meet up with Dave to hand off the pictures .. ...
Wishing everyone a wonderful day .. be safe, be strong, be smart, be happy and be healthy !!!