In blogging, I get to show you what art work I like, what I think came out fairly good, and what doesn't embarrass me. In life drawing class...it's all out there. There is no hiding the lousy drawing, the uncomfortable lines, the short legs and long torso. It has been making me a bit nervous, and I keep hiding behind "i've never done this before" - which makes people say "wow, your first drawing class? you're doing great"....which I like to hear. I think this is a pretty human reaction, and I'm not beating myself up over it. But this week something clicked and I stopped being nervous - somehow I felt if something was good...then great! And if it's lousy...well, it's a learning experience and that's what I'm there for.
Feels good to enjoy the moment, and not be uptight about "not being as good as everyone else". So, I will probably continue my Friday night drawing classes (I hope they go thru the summer) and keep learning.
That said...I'm still gonna show you the better stuff!
We had a woman model Friday night and did two poses - one standing and one sitting. The sitting on was very tough - and it is so uncomfortable to look at that I'm not going to post it.
I did two other 5 minute poses, but can't post them - my camera is still MIA and my Blackberry is out of juice after this picture above.
But there's still next week....
My nephews were over yesterday, putting up white tyvek on my basement ceiling, covering that pink insulation stuff and giving a much brighter look to the ceiling. They did a GREAT job and were a total pleasure to work with - and I fed them whenever they started to look limp. Since I had to take everything off the shelves and move a ton of stuff around, there is a major mess down there that I have to tackle today. It's still raining hard so I should have time to complete that lovely task. Afterwards we watched the movie "UP" - which was pretty good. Of course the best thing is just having the boys around for the day - talking about college and school and basketball and baseball and running. They have one more year of high school, and then I suppose, off to college. The down side of twins is that they leave home at the same time, leaving behind a HUGE hole. Part of me wants them to go to a great school and have a wonderful time far from home having new adventures. The other part of me wants them to stay local. Well, a year left to worry about it - but I've already told their mother that I expect to be part of the "going to see schools" trips if possible.
Life just keeps moving along - doesn't it?