So the last photo is one of the sketchbooks that I have. It doesn't take w/c very well (the pages warp), but it has ideas for drawing. That is what these two little paintings are, two of the ideas. Sometimes I need that. I have a couple of others done but nothing special. Though I daresay the Cat in the Hat I did could be right off the original pages of Dr. Seuss' book! The writing you see in the upper left of each is the printed prompt in the book. Got it at Barnes & Noble at suggestion of my daughter. She was taking a painting class at Michael's (I think it was) and met at least one new friend and was working on her own skills. Anyhow, I made the leap, even though I don't have time, energy, or original ideas and do give it go now and then. My galaxy and asteroid drawings totally suck and I will probably never share those. Just ink drawings, nothing special, no contrast, contour, shade/shadow...Just an effort to scratch it out. Just noticed that the shading on the lamp looks like pencil! I did it in pen before laying in the washes.
I am going to start grad school shortly (3/30, to be precise). Master's in Secondary Education...I guess it is. I am aiming to teach math. And think of my work schedule. It will match my husband's, as long as he stays working in the school. Nice in the summer, no? Well, I pray God will give me strength, energy, continued motivation, and some peace during the process. Should take about 18 months, with luck. Fortunately, all online. Will help make it easier.
Late start day at work today. Will have to get moving shortly. Sigh...I don't wanna go...
And I leave you with this song in my heart: