Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This Christmas gift from my good and right now far away (and greatly missed) friend Marion has been chosen for my New Year wishes to all of you, friends, family and beloved visitors.
May you enjoy peace, virtue, good health, affection, love, laughter, rewards in your job/hobbies/art making, fun and discoveries in your travels, tranquility, freedom, delectable food, luscious beverages....and plenty of bubbly throughout the whole year!....What did I forget?
Monday, December 29, 2008
I meant to post a few more pictures...I know it is a little "ancient history" but I will anyway...so there!
Also because as some of you know, it is David's birthday. There is a picture of each of us including, of course, Diablo and his sister Coconut...exhausted from watching all of us agitated...she is thinking "where is the food?"
In no particular order.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
At the Rio Grande Botanic Garden.
We took our mentee, her mother and her kids to enjoy the many sights of twinkling lights, popcorn and hot cocoa....and the bitter cold! My finger tips were hurting...but by the time we were home all was ok and our kir au peche was so yummy and appreciated...
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Not so different from last year but I have to post some pictures even if I had pictures of the same ornaments last year...you don't remember them, right? Or do you?
Also, you never know where you might catch an angel resting...
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A soldier circa 110-130
I was not happy with his left eye (he had looked cross-eyed to me) so I dabbed a bit of white paint and redid the iris part...never mind that one is bigger than the other. I also touched up both ears...poor guy!
I think that for a soldier he looks rather gentle, don't you think? Can't have been too ferocious, just my thought.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
First pictures of snow this season...brrrr...bring me another sweater! I thought that I would help you see it from up close and personal...lol
Especially for our friends sunbathing on the beach in Chile:-(
Check the poor little pumpkin so lonely and cold...not supposed to be there, a bit out of season, wouldn't you say?
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This is a pen drawing after a Fayoum portrait (Time of Caligula, 37-50).
We know her name: Eirene, pretty awesome, no?
I like to draw with my Pigma pens...even though there is almost no possible correction, it keeps me freer knowing that my goal is not a close resemblance, that I can always start a new one if I don't like the one I'm working on.
The Fayum was a district of roman Egypt inhabited by a very lively group of Romans, Egyptians, Syrians, Jews, Libyans, Nubians. The portraits were painted on canvas or wood, and were placed on top of the faces of the deceased (their bodies were embalmed) .