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Nibblefest

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Self-portrait still not done

This whole week I have been plagued with migraines and lots of back pain/nerve stuff. I have to try and finish this, as today is the lat day of the month.

I did make an appointment for acupuncture this afternoon which I think will help. There are only so many hours in the day, though.
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I haven't touched my self portrait today for various reasons, and of course I know hate it. I will be applying LARGE amounts of Titanium white....
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It is snowing again today. This feels like storm 17,467 this year. The temperature has increased to 29F, though. I can't believe I am going to say this, but I would rather go back to -2 and no snow. It is so debilitating to me - mentally and physically. I don't know how I am going to make it through this winter with my sanity intact, let alone any more.

I managed to get some art done yesterday. I did a prisma pencil portrait of a friend of mine that is a server in my favorite local restaurant. I was letting my son play on his DS forever, and zone out (he needed a major league distraction anywhere but home). We cozied up by the fire, he with his video game and me with my paper and pencils. Considering that she could not hold still, of course, and could only come by a few times to "pose" it came out okay. She has a fabulous bone structure and a smile that can light up a room. Yes, I gave it to her, and no, I didn't get a photo of it. That's okay, it was a great exercise for me.
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Mission Penninsula, MI

I figured I would show this piece finished. I actually finsihed it ages ago, but here it is. I am not happy with the photo, though. I took this outside a few months ago.



I also did these two watercolor notecards around the same time.





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Renewed Resolve and Motivation

The past couple of years have been really challenging for me, and my art. Producing works consistently has been downright impossible. I have managed to complete a few things and have several works in progress. While I don't make New Year's resolutions per se, I do seem to have a renewed determination to find a better balance.

One of the things that I am doing is a lot of reading and researching on the "business" end of my art. I need to improve my presence, and my marketing. I need to stop letting that take a backseat to everything else. How can I ever expect myself to actually get out of the "red" if I don't?

I am also determined to complete a number of outstanding pieces that I have. I need to be more consistent with blogging, works in progress, and so on.

Recently, I have managed to get a number of monkeys off my back, including sending trades and such to fellow artists. (If you are still waiting for something I didn't forget, likely, but bug me). I am trying to keep my studio clean, and prevent it from becoming the dumping ground for the rest of the house. How can I work if I can't find my desk/tools/paint under stuff that belongs elsewhere?

This attitude is true for other areas of my life, as well. I am trying to be the best possible person I can be - wife, mother, daughter, sibling, friend and community member. They don't all fit into a given day, but I sure as hell try.

A quick sketch last night, very late, after a long, exhausting day and a few glasses of wine (and it shows, lol)....a peek at my "cocoon". However, I wanted to get something done for the EBSQ Drawing Challenge II (http://www.ebsqart.com/forum/m_228469/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#228469), and I did. That was the goal and accomplishing it was important to me. I wish the piece was better, more elegant, etc, but so it goes. These challenges are for exercise, and that I did.



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