Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
OK, what she actually says is "God loves my art", I added the ugly. I'm having one of those weeks. PMS. I'm pretty sure only chicks read my blog, so there won't be any jerks rolling their eyes about that. PMS makes me really tired. Ridiculously tired and unmotivated and uncreative and cranky and borderline depressed. My friend Kelly calls it "circling the drain" because if I'm not careful it's too easy to just slide into the black hole and spend days doing nothing but sitting on the couch watching Lie To Me because my arms feel too heavy to do anything but press the A button on my Wii remote.
But if I can just remember - Oh, yeah. It's "that" time. Then I can make myself pick up the pen and doodle a tree and an eyeball. Apparently my friends and I are obsessed with eyeballs. Guess what? Even my ugly trees and stupid flowers are art because I say they are and no one else's opinion matters. So I made art today and me and God love it.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
It's always been strange to me that some people can't seem to stand their own company. What's bad about being alone? Right now my husband is sitting to close to me on the couch and my son is sitting at the table quacking while he does a puzzle. But today they went to a Twins game and I got to spent LOTS of time alone. It was AWESOME. I used to be one of those people who would see someone sitting alone at a restaurant or a movie and think "How sad, don't they have any friends?" But now there is NOTHING like a few hours of my own company.
First I ate Wendy's, then I went to Starbucks just to sit and play on my Netbook (yes, I could have done that at home, but this was better), then I went to Barnes & Noble (my favorite place in the whole world) where I bought a book and read it while I ate chocolate cheesecake and drank frappuccino.
And I thought about going to see a movie because I LOVE going alone, but there's nothing out that I want to see. Just wait until HP7-2 come out!! After B&N my boys picked me up and we all came home. I took a bath, we ate, and now they're too close and too loud and adorable. :)
Friday, April 22, 2011
Gross, right? It's not pink eye, it doesn't itch (I've had pink eye tons of times and it's gooey and itchy). I think it's just from my contact irritating it. Still gross and it hurts!
You remember that four-color pen you had in fourth grade? You know you loved it. I loved it, too. Kelly recently reminded me about them and I had to go to Office Max for one!! I drew these girls with it today!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Today I sucked at Paperclay! It's going to be a doll, maybe. Or maybe it's not going to be anything.
Here is the head:
(It's full of aluminum foil)
Then I used the rest of the paperclay to make it a body. Sort of.
Who knows if I'll ever touch it again? The point is, it''s something I've never done before and it was fun!!
Oh, HELLO. I almost forgot! We've started a YSM blog!! We'd really like for other people to play along on YSM. It's new, so it's in the introductory phase right now, but you could check it out anyway.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The problem with zero alone time is I can't think when someone else is talking. If you're talking, I'm listening to you. If I'm trying to think and you start talking, I completely forget what I was thinking about.
Now, I'm not curing cancer or solving world hunger. All I'm doing is raising one small human and trying to maintain some semblance of order in one small apartment. But I am not someone who finds staying at home "rewarding" or "fulfilling" or whatever it is I'm supposed to find it. We just can't afford day care.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
(Of course! Why would I NOT want to see a picture of her eyeball?)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Just an early morning doodle...
gave her a little bedhead...
She looks really bright here...
and really washed out here...
and finished here.
That's right, I'm finally actually posting a finished journal page :)
I shaded her face with paint. I've never done that before. I mean, I put paint on the faces sometimes, but this one is ALL paint. I really like how she looks but I'll never be able to replicate it!