Happy Birthday to a very beloved gentleman:
My Father-In-Law is 89 years old today.
Happy Birthday, Dad.
I love you!
Rocks, Paper, Scissors...
Friars, Monks, Bricks
I feel like I should type some sort of chant or prayer here... I have not done anything this first quarter except draw rocks and more rocks, friars, monks and nuts and more nuts. My drawings have been called many things by my most honest critics. After reading the earlier lists of insults, I am fearful to posts these drawings. Then I realize, I am being arrogant. After all they were insulting artists and writers. Whew!
To be kind to myself, life has been an emotional hurricane and a tornado of activities. My work continues to be very busy and time consuming. I have experienced painful losses in my life in the past. I have lost my teenage best friend, brother-in-law, my father and mother. I have been through my own epsilons' teenage initiation rites and 17-year hazing but nothing can compare to the recent event of seeing a much beloved sister succumb to cancer and see her die. It has been the most painful event in my life thus far. There is a pain and a lump in my throat that can never be soothed or relieved.
So pardon me if I don't seem like my old self anymore, because I am not.
Rocks, Bricks, Trees
If I did not draw or paint, I would probably be chain smoking, drinking, gambling or taking drugs. There is is something worrisome about this activity. I allow myself to be controlled by it. It's an addiction. The drawings are not really the end goal here because as soon as I finish a drawing or painting and after I have shared it for a day or two I obscure it with another post. Have you ever noticed that?
Trees, Rocks, Friars
Trees, Rocks, Oak
I drew over 100 acorn and leaf sets.
Big deal!!! Right?
I need to finish this project. I have at least two hundred more to do... I actually love this activity. I just stopped for a while to appease my daughter who was worried that I was getting nutty and consumed with drawing nuts.
Acorns, Acorns, Acorns
Leaf, Leaf, Leaf
I tell myself to do something different. I end up drawing the same things. I bore myself. That's okay. Have a safe and beautiful April.