|Yay, sparklers! That's all we needed, sparklers-no big fancy fireworks show, no parade, just...sparklers.|
Me and Bee stayed indoors most of the day, and watched our favorite show on DVD, reruns of Little House on the Prairie.
|The Ingalls Family|
|Mary and Laura Ingalls|
I got the chance to do a few sketches, and practice my newest hobby, calligraphy. I bought an inexpensive starter set by Speedball. This is so perfect for a girl like me who is always doodling, and writing nonsense on every piece of paper around. I think I'm really going to be getting into it. Maybe I can invent my own unique style of lettering. I love handwriting. It's one of the lost arts, and most under-appreciated, in my humble opinion. I want to learn to pen medieval alphabets.
I have been feeling the need to draw people again lately. Sadly, I don't have a life drawing class right now, so no live model to draw from. I am going to have to hire someone to pose for me in the future. $15 an hour, for 2 hours, that's not bad, right? Yes, I am definitely going to have to do that. I need to see flesh and bone in real life. I need to see the way light and shadows fall across the body, how they settle, and how they describe form.
|Sketchbook, Prismacolor pencil (source model from fashion mag)|
|Kombucha, I love the stuff.|
|Sketchbook, Golden fluid acrylics|
Since my self-timer #192 just broke, I got Bee to press the shutter for this self portrait...so overexposed, but who cares. It's still me, today.
|Polaroid 340, Fujifilm, Fp-100b|