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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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annieb1955
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
It's a lovely drawing in Trick Or Treat. I don't have an artisitic bone in my body. Even my stick figures look like something else. Hope the shoulder's a little better.
caarianna
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, Annie. You and Jess are both very kind and encouraging! I've loved to draw from the time I could hold a pencil in my fingers -- take after my Mom that way and she used to give strips of white shelf paper to use to make my pictures. It'd been years, though, since I've done anything before doing the piece with Lorraine and I enjoyed the experience so much that I'm really looking forward to getting back to making pictures come alive on a white piece of canvas.
annieb1955
Nov. 5th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
It's odd because my son and both my grandkids are very talented artists, even little Blayze who at 5 draws very recognisable pictures of her family. I'll just have to content myself with looking at everyone else's talented work. I'm looking fwd to seeing more of your art.

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