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Another sleepless night...

LOL! The title of this post sounds like it would work for an angsty story. It's 5:40 am of the second sleepless night in a row. Pain in my shoulder is too bad to get comfortable or relax. Ah, well, you know pain -- it comes, it goes, all the rain doesn't help, and the best antidote is to think about something else and do something that's fun.

Speaking of fun, (wasn't that a neat segue!), I signed up for art lessons today! Painting, like writing, has been one of my lifelong dreams. Used to muck around with pastels and charcoal sketches, as well as oils in my youth, and I draw a pretty good horse, lol! Have not bad colour sense. But I never took lessons (well, until Lorraine spent an afternoon at Moonridge with me this past summer -- thanks, Lorraine!). Well, Lorraine is very kind and told me that I have potential. You can see what we worked on that day in Trick or Treat, movie six in the Thin Blue Line productions. It's a black and white sketch portrait of Blair of which I am inordinately proud, and I'm grateful to Lorraine for having shown me what to do and for finishing the detail work for me. Lorraine's kind encouragement may have created a monster, we'll see, lol.

In any case, these particular lessons will be in acrylics and will probably focus on landscapes -- with the mountains, forests, rivers and streams around here, there's some great landscape to paint. The artist is well known locally and has a great rep for teaching. The first round is six two-hour weekly sessions starting next Wednesday evening. Maybe I'll paint something for my Mom for Christmas (shades of children proudly bringing their artwork home from school to hang on the fridge!)

I'm hoping for a course in water colours and portraiture will be offered in January, we'll see. It would be with another artist in town. It's such fun to live in an art colony of sorts!

All that to say, I may be in pain and delirious from lack of sleep, but you can colour me happy!

(The icon is courtesy of Lit_gal!)

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jessriley
Nov. 3rd, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Looking at your drawing in Trick and Treat -- yes you most definitely have potential and I'd love to see more of your artwork gracing the pages of your stories.
I'm glad to hear that you've signed up for the classes. Most of us put the 'I'd really love to do's' of life off until the idea completely disappears. My 'love to do' would be to go and do a refresher piano course. I've become very, very rusty over the years!

Hope the rain stops and the shoulder get a little more bearable.
(((hugs)))
caarianna
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Well, it's still raining -- but ya gotta love drugs!

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