Took a couple of suggestions from my daughter on ways to make this a better painting. She was right. Do I claim to be a great artist? Quite the contrary. Just a need to keep trying. Not as frequent of a need as it used to be because I kind of give up hope that I will ever be admired as an artist...but just for sheer love of the idea of being an artist. I guess. What a quagmire that line of thinking will lead to! Anyway, I think this is maybe 10 x 18 inches. Something like that. Still needs to be varnished and framed, but it is done. Bas relief done with modeling paste and stencils.
So life is still up and down. Still love my husband but man! Do we have our battles on occasion. And they get ugly! But we are close to one year of marriage at this point...I hope we both mellow with time without losing passion.
Did I mention another new baby in my gaggle of grands? LeAnn had a little boy January 15th (I think it was). Going to the last baby's 2nd birthday at her house this afternoon. She said Jessie will be there so I should get to see her two, Lee's two youngest as well. Her older two are with their dads this weekend. Next weekend we're taking all of them out to breakfast for Easter (I don't think next Sunday is Easter, but we schedule around kids and I want to see all of them).
So...I realize that I also love music and since I started this blog I've been adding in a you tube video of songs I really like and that bring back memories, some good, some sad, but all mine. In light of the fact that I finished a painting...an amazing feat in and of itself...I leave you with this: