Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Drawing

I did this drawing today. It was inspired by Notes from the Voodoo Cafe.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Last night at Fiber Art Fusion

Last night, I went to my monthly Fiber Art Fusion meeting. We had a drawing workshop taught by one of our talented members, Mary Akers. Click on her name, and you can see her beautiful portrait work.

First of all, I don't draw. I really don't. I love making stuff with fabric, but I don't draw. So, I was a little nervous going into last night. Mary put us all at ease, and within no time, we were all drawing and sharing our drawings. It was a ton of fun, and I will try to take pictures for you all soon.

I really had a lot of fun, and am going to go purchase some charcoals soon. We used vine charcoal, and it was much less dense than I thought it would be. I am not sure what I was expecting, maybe to be drawing with some Matchlight or something. I even got my fingers dirty, which is not something I enjoy.

It did bring back memories of middle school art class, though. For three years I drew, painted, sculpted, did rubbings of, and other stuff I cannot remember of a dried out sunflower. If you went to my middle school, you, too will remember the sunflower in the art room.

Last night we drew peppers, fruit, wine bottles, pitchers, and bread. Well, those were our choices. I didn't draw all of those things. Peppers are a lot of fun to draw. They have lots of highlights and dips and curves.

I had a great time. Mary was an awesome teacher. I cannot wait until part II of this workshop.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Stuff and Nonsense

I am listening to Earth, Wind & Fire on my iPod. I love my iPod, but I have to be conscious about not using it to block out other people. I am very shy. I tend to need to escape from people, and an iPod is a great way to do that. I started using it at the grocery store for a while because I got tired of defending where I worked when people asked. No one asks you questions in line when you are wearing earbuds.

Yesterday, Alex and I attended the Lego Robotics Super Qualifier in Warner Robins, Georgia. I took my iPod and calculus books, planning to find a corner to hide in to plan next week. I was going to watch Alex's rounds, but I was planning to hide otherwise. Instead, I ended up talking to a couple of other moms. I had a great time. I spent all day talking to two women I had never met before. Both were very interesting people, and they were interested in me, too. I am glad I didn't hide behind my calculus books and iPod.

Alex had a great time at the event. They did not do well enough to move on to the next round. However, this is the furthest any team from his school has gone. And they made vast improvements to their bot during the day. And the boys did ALL of the work without adult intervention. Alex was just excited to be there. And he was a leader to the younger kids. He was impressive, if I do say so myself. I love my kids' schools, and the teacher in charge of this is just one more reason. He was wonderful. I hope he is still there when my little people get to middle school.

Have a great week.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Wii Fit

I have been Wii fitting for five days now. It is a lot of fun, and it is a good workout. It keeps track of my weight (dropping), my BMI (also dropping), and my workout time (increasing). I have been skiing, ski-jumping, boxing, running, hula hooping, doing some yoga, some strength exercises, and playing a game where I have to navigate in a bubble down a river. (I haven't been able to complete that one, or the tight rope, yet.) And, it is really easy to hook up. Lots of fun. I hope I can keep it up when I go back to work tomorrow.