I told myself all day...'yeah, you should be sitting down, but you will make up for it when camp is over and you and go home and elevate your leg.'
See, before I went to sleep last night I had what I thought was a brilliant idea, inspired by one of the masters, Michelangelo.
'Why, I will just suspend my painting between two chairs and lie on my back and paint. Just like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel.'
Oh geez, what was I thinking? Michelangelo- how did you do this?
My arms started to ache after an hour...I guess that was the worst of it. No paint in my eyes, I had some glasses to protect 'em. But reaching for my colors, especially trying to mix pigments, and ward off the cats...sigh. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
But, you know- I sure did finish that painting. I did give up after a while and go back to alternating between weird sitting and standing positions with my leg propped up...but I finished the painting. One more to go, that is what I will work on tomorrow. The only thing is the last girl needs to most work...but I will finish it. I have to, got a deadline.
CED #177, all done!
Backtracking a bit...the first day of camp went well. As expected, being around all those energetic 5-7 year old artists sapped most of my energy. My hat off to all of my friends who teach elementary school...that used to be me.
Wow, how did I ever keep up with all those little people?
During my lunch I was able to start my CED #177, and I finished it up this evening. Starting to include a little more of the figure, not just the face. Also, bought some new graphite pencils that double as wash when I add water. Having fun figuring out how to use those.
...and received some exciting news about a chance to represent ANE in July at two events in Palm Beach Gardens...Teresa, thanks for including the Tipsy Art girls!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG