My face for 29 faces...sorry about the shadows...
She was adopted out after her parents died when she was 3 years old, and just this year she located her sister who was 2 years older than her and had been adopted by a different family. They now spend every minute together and have discovered they both hate icecream and they both would rather knit than just about anything else.
And here's my first ever entry to the divas challenge... at her zentangle site! with the tangle; Sanibelle that I put in with my haiku.
I so love all PritiLisa's and Kim Mailhot's Haiku for Recuerdo mi corazon that I wanted to try one too.
Lots of inspirational stuff to be seen over there!
And since it worked out well that Inspiration Avenue is having the wonderful theme of the return of the light, here comes the sun or imbloc, however you want to look at it, that I wanted to enter their challenge too! so... here it is...
It's cold inside me
I want to be somewhere warm
Red sun on my face
Plus here's 2 zentangle birds from my book. And...
I also finished another mandala but forgot to bring it home to photograph it.
and I've been working in the sketchbook I just received for the Commy project...
and I just thought I might share this... so many of you commented after last fridays post about how much time I must have and since I REALLY don't, I thought I'd share how I manage to find time for art. Since those of you who stop by often know I have 4 kids... 3 older (but only one of the 3 is off to college right now) and the youngest is 9 and autistic. I also work full time and am the last to get home in the evening, usually after dark... at least during this time of the year. Any....way........I just said all THAT to show I have to be creative finding time for ART.
I guess the main thing is that I did away with any extra stuff like spending time getting ready in the morning, it now takes me 15 minutes to shower, comb hair and dress, so that after getting my youngest around in the morning and sending him on the bus I have 20 minutes to myself! Yeah. So I spend it either making a blog post or sometimes I even find a guided meditaion of the ipad and do that.
Then at work I get breaks and a 1 hr. lunch. Not that I'm totally antisocial but I'd rather spend them going for a half hour walk then painting, than going out to lunch with someone. At least most days that is. So even on my breaks I pull out art to do. That's the main reason I like sketching, or now, zentangles and even the watercolors. Because those, you can start with no preparation time, just pull it out, do it, then in 15 minutes put it away, no messy clean up or anything. I'd love to have time to do a big painting with a space to do it but it's just not in my life right now, no time for a palette and mixing colors most days. Maybe once in awhile on weekends I might get lucky and have time for something more complicated, but not usually.
Then as my son likes me to sit with him while he's pacing nearby or watching TV in the evenings, I sit with him but I really don't watch TV anymore (well except 'Dual Survival' when they have a new episode or, 'the walking dead".... I know some of you are thinking "seriously?" but my family talked me into watching that and the characters suck you in even if you hate zombies and blood!). Anyway, as I've seen 'WAAB, the grizzly king' , and 'one mans's wilderness', and 'walking with dinosaurs' at least 100 times each I either sketch near him or watch all those art videos I mentioned on my ipad.
Well that's about it. off to work. Happy paint party friday!