"To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy." --- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894 ); poet, essayist, author
I have things to scan! I didn't get around to them last night, so I shall scan them today. I still haven't put Heron down on paper, but now I have some major incentive to, so I'l work on that soon. I'm going to redraw Tigerwolf's commission, because the painting... just didn't work out. I need to do a color test, and maybe find a better reference for the rock. I laid out the pencils for linnaeus's commission, but not quite happy with it... the anatomy is driving me crazy.
So anyway, I have some sketches and works in progress to share for tomorrow. =)
School, school, and.. uh.. school. I have several math problems I need to work on over the weekend, to make sure I understand how to solve them. It's been *mumble* years since I studied math, and even in the remedial course, I'm finding myself wondering what I was thinking. I have some really awesome resources, however, so I'll get through it.
The weather outside is crisp and damp, and it feels so much like fall! It's incredible! I'm curled up at the kitchen table while I write this, a steaming cup of coffee at my elbow, the window open behind me. Ahhh, I adore this time of year! J'adore, j'aime, oui oui!
Once I get settled in my new routine, and the initial ZOMG SCHOOL panic dies down, I'm interested in doing the 100 daily sketches. I was interested in doing 100 daily paintings, honestly, but I don't think I have the time nor the supplies.
I also received a line on getting my art put into a catalog to provide samples of the art supplies in use; this excites me a great deal, and I think once I have some wildlife paintings completed, I'm going to talk to my local gallery about what I need to do. That's a big step for me; I've always done the convention-sell-direct route, but... hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
It's a good morning for conversation --- I've had similar experiences with deer, never with a wild carnivore.
More Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind -- I admit, I love the idea of one day living somewhere rural enough that I'll see more wildlife of this sort. I grew up in an area that was predominantly woods and farmland, but was heavily hunted; so the largest wild critter I'd see is a squirrel, and occasionally (rarely!) a coyote. Now, we live in rural farmland, and do occasionally see deer, but I think the land around us is too heavily settled for more wild things to come in.
Ahh, one day!
Have a great Friday, everyone!