...I just wanted to take a minute and say how amazing my husband is. Seriously. After our friends left on Sunday we had a chance to take a bike ride to the beach and grab some dinner, and sitting there eating our pizza and looking at the ocean, I noticed our reflection and I was like, yeah, this is kinda awesome, sitting here with this man of mine. He is really just an inspiration, and I feel really lucky to have him as my partner in this crazy life.
One of the perks of my job is that I can literally walk over and see him after school if he is teaching that day. I stopped by to see him today and I was just filled with a sense of pride and awe that he is sitting there, a college professor. He has worked so hard and it is really amazing to see his goal coming to fruition. He had just received a copy of an article to proof and seeing his name there printed out...just...awesome. And I feel lucky that he is also supportive of me and my crazy art habits...running off to the beach to draw at sunrise, random art supplies scattered everywhere...we are definitely there for each other.
So anyway...ummm...yeah. I love Johnny G...soon to be Dr. Gironda!!
...besides hanging out with the husband...I made some art, of course. I was thinking about those costumes that you can buy in the drugstore, the ones in the bags...the devil costume with the horns attached to a headband, a red cape and tail (but not the pitchfork, ya gotta buy that separate!)...and of course the opposite would be the angel costume...pipe cleaner halo, white gown and feather wings that shed everywhere....ahhhh, I do love Halloween! So that was the inspiration for my pieces from the past two days. Still keeping it whimsical and fun, lot's of expression in the face...which is black watercolor pencil with layers of black colored pencil shading on top, with Sharpie marker hair and a salt-textured watercolor background. Not sure what to go with next..I keep thinking about candy corn...then also the Dia de los Muertos...which I kind of wanted to do as a side series...just a thought.
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