Jayne, originally uploaded by flyingroc.
All that crosshatching almost drove me crazy tho.
This Lent, I am trying to nurture a spirit of gratitude. It's good to be thankful for the many blessings that we get--not only good in absolute terms, but good for you as well. Apparently, keeping a gratitude journal makes people more happy. So I decided to document what I'm thankful for on my blog.
So here's what I am thankful for: the simple joy of having a sandwich and a beer. This picture was taken at the Empire Alehouse in Mt. Vernon. Last Saturday, I felt like driving for no reason, so I drove north until I got hungry, and ended up in Mt. Vernon. The beer was good, and so was the sandwich. And for that, I'm thankful.
I'm taking a drawing in color class, and today we did a self portrait project. It involved printing out a picture of yourself and use a gridding technique to draw your face. I'm pretty surprised at how accurate gridding can be.
I did my self portrait in oil pastels while the others in class did it with colored pencils. I just love how you can use the oil pastels almost as if it were paint.