We had a nice quiet weekend at home. Went out only to have breakfast with the kids on Saturday morning. Red velvet pancakes will be back soon. Yippee!
I'm trying really hard to keep working on art pieces, be they big or small. This one is small and done in my sketchbook. Drawn free-hand, except the strings for which I used a ruler. Red strings are C; blue strings are F. This is a pedal help and looks similar to my dream harp. For which I will never put out the money because I'll never be good enough to justify it, but there you have it. About 3" x 4", I guess, watercolor pencil, acrylic gold ink, red ink pen, blue ink pen, pencil. There are some stunning pedal harps out there, pieces of art in their own right.
I go back to harp lessons this week (Wednesday nights). Apparently I need the structure and discipline of lessons or I don't do anything with it. Anyway, this art piece was fun to do because of the curved lines.
Reading The Melendy Family, a book I read as a kid, probably age of 7 or 8, hugely thick book for a kid. I remember loving it, still remember the imagination it sparked (for words more than anything else spark my imagination into picturing what I am reading), and oddly enough remember some of the situations described in the book. I tried to find this book years ago and prices were running in excess of $400. Either the condition of this book dropped the price, or the economy dropped the price, but about a year ago or so, I found a copy for about $150. Found one page torn and old yellow cello tape was loose in the page; just removed it and re-taped it. The slipcover that was on the book I remember is gone as well, but otherwise, the book is intact. It is by Elizabeth Enright and I am loving it all over again.
Working on second book of the art course. It is called two-dimensional design and so far, talks of the elements and principles of drawing. It has a couple of exercises to do in the book that I should do, some of which I will do, some of which I will not do. I've done them all before so will only do the ones that involve drawing this time through.
Did some more rows on the throw on the loom. Still planning on selling the loom. It takes way too much time to do anything on it. I have the smaller rigid heddle loom if I'm of a mind to do any weaving and of course, the tapestry loom (which I've not managed to even play with yet).
Hoping to have another weekend at home next weekend. Honestly, I just get so tired and need time to recover from working all week. Made a big pot of soup yesterday so that will last a couple of days. I think. Michael eats lots of it when I make it so who knows? Tomorrow is Michael's birthday too. He will be 55 and can now pay senior prices at restaurants. Don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I'm only a year and a half behind him. Yeesh.