pages from my journal this weekend -- so happy to have mental and physical energy again! this is a photo of a shop sign in santa fe, taken by a friend on a recent trip.
and this is me at 11 years old, one of the many pics that i brought back from virginia. braces were a year away and not a minute too soon as far as i was concerned! i like this photo because i've got a genuine smile on my face and i dearly loved this dress -- in my mind's eye i can see the colors of it clearly. and the glasses -- have i ever had another pair this cool?!
i decided on saturday night that i wanted to try to paint it in my journal... i drew and painted it quickly so i couldn't get too perfectionistic about the whole thing.
well, the teeth don't stick out like they do in the pic, but i was happy with it -- definitely made my eyes smile...
then i cranked up the contrast, hue, and saturation in photoshop and printed out this version to put on the next page.
now i'm working on art cards to exchange at our art group gathering this weekend. how did 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" get so small?!! hmmmm... i pondered what on earth i could do in that amount of space. i looked back at some bookmarks i made last winter and in the process came across this...
common mental weeds... heh, yeah i know those villains.
the weather's turned cold and rainy. the usually adventurous amelia has turned into a bona fide house cat. i'm delighted... i get to hug, pet, talk to and just generally throw myself at her day and night now.
i took the background out from behind
and otherwise messed around with this buddha in photoshop this weekend... i'm putting them here in case you'd like to grab them (right click and save on a pc). i have several of them currently reclining near the colorful version of me in my journal...