I am in the home stretch of this frigging stupid stent and frankly,
what has helped keep me sane is these crazy challenges on Facebook. I am heavily drugged on pain killers and frankly, that does not make me creative. Having a challenge prompt is something I can just DO — without thinking — and so I challenged myself a bit to make it interesting and am playing with layouts as well. The prompt for the above sketch was “leave it alone” — and so, three versions of an image of me taking pictures, and I did them quickly and then did not touch it to “fix” them — hence, “leave it alone!”
Challenges love to ask people do draw shoes. Not sure why. . . but this is also a political statement. I love Uggs, and have lived in them in winter for years. My first pair lasted several years (worn daily) and then became my inside studio paint splattered shoes. My second pair also lasted years, same story. Now they are made in Chin a and are CRAP. The begin to unravel within a year or two, tops, and I am sure they are also made with cheap child labor and all that , so, this winter I have to find another shoe *SOB*
Staying LITERALLY in “bed” with my feet up has been a bi-atch. Jai has kept me company and gone back and forth from office to home, partly because at his age we don’t leave him alone in the studio anymore. Yes, our night-lite is a Bubble light from the Christmas tree!
Dinner. I have done little cooking throughout this time and both of us miss my cooking. Mitchell is a good cook but has little time, and so pizza pizza pizza has been out fallback. This night I marinated a ginger-lime-teriyaki (from Ginger People) with chopped garlic (yes from a bottle, Christopher Ranch’s organic garlic) and Sugar Chili pesto.
Slow roast, yummo.
The page layouts, above.
Drawn in a Pentalic Field Book (using it up, not that fond of them)
with Pentalic HB woodless pencil, LYRA watercolor graphite pencil,
various pens and with De Artramentis Document ink, Super5, Noodlers ink
and Daniel Smith, QoR, and Holbein watercolors.
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