...that I am not doing anything creative, I figured I would post something...anything!
It has been a rather brutal two weeks stress-wise for me. Both plant inventories are done, finally. I sent one in Friday morning (2 days late but manager wanted time to see if he could find anything) and the second one in right before I went home Friday night (about 15 minutes late, I might add). Got called back to work by the plant guys at about 7:30 as they were having a computer issue. I couldn't figure it out on the phone nor when I got there because it all looked right. So I just deleted and re-entered so that product could go out.
I spent 4 days with no dogs and no Michael which was good for the spirit, I think. He did something that hurt me deeply so I needed the break. I'm sure he did too. Dogs will be picked up today from the vet's office and Spooky will be minus his family jewels. I hope that settles him a bit but with the terrier I know he has in him (he's supposed to be Chihuahua but looks like a terrier of some sort), I would be surprised if he slows down at all.
Went to breakfast with the girls and the grandkids Saturday morning (IHOP anyone?) and I did indeed get those yummy red velvet pancakes. Then we all went to Target and I bought the kids all a toy and then we went to Barnes & Noble and I bought books all around. For myself, I purchased two books but this is the one I am reading first:
Wouldn't you know it is cheaper on Amazon than I just paid for it at Barnes & Noble? Anyway, tax refund came in so I was feeling even more generous than usual! LOL
I've been practicing my harp and I am having issues with the strings touching each other when I pluck them. This has me hankering for a better harp. We will see. I know the one I want and Michael is on board. We'll see how it goes though. Not sure we can get the financing but if not, oh well.
Yesterday after blog reading, I napped for a couple of hours then spent the day working on the next book in my class (correspondence) which happens to be Color Theory. Some of you might remember that this is the same class I was enrolled in before but then M lost his job and we moved into the car for a few months. The school has graciously allowed me to start anew (though it was a fight and the graciousness comes in with the VP of Customer Relations stepping up to the plate and gifting me with the course for free; I went through heck trying to enroll). Anyway, first two tests were 100% and this is the third book.
Rather than start a new piece of art (I'm gearing up mentally for oils for the next piece), I spent the day working on exercises in the book. See below:
The four green strips and the color wheel are all on one page but for some reason, my new Windows 8 compatible printer split each into its own scan. Not to mention the actual doesn't show the flaws that the scan does! Anyway, these were the exercises I spent the day doing. Might be hard to see some of the things that used water in the exercise (the flowing color and pencil on wet surface). The last square was supposed to be texture of paper exercises but my paper had no texture. It was just plan smooth drawing paper that the school sent with the supplies.
I'm more than half done with the color theory book. The next exercise involves drawing an apple with light angled at it. I don't have any apples and normally I would just skip the exercise if I don't have the supplies but then how is that helping me? It isn't. Today I'll get an apple.
Avoidance therapy. I'm avoiding the oil painting I want to do. My best excuse is that the photo is on the old computer and I wasn't up for connecting that to the internet, finding it, emailing it to myself and re-opening on the new computer. And I think I'm going to underpaint it for the simple reason of wanting to set a tone. Underpainting will be blue/gray. Think stormy skies.
Well, I'm off to see if I can see a Bible that my daughter wants on Amazon. She wants one that reads across the whole page, not split into columns. She says she has seen them but I don't think I have. I'll look though. Today? Back to work. Think good thoughts about harp financing for me.