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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sketch #3

I went to "counseling" today for the first time in years. While I have no strong feelings about whether or not this is a valuable way to spend ones time or money, I appreciate the uniqueness of the experience. I especially value being asked to see things in a way that I have not been able to do on my own. Odd how easy it is to dig in your heels and be unyielding in our understanding and approach to the universe. It was a good reminder to try and see things from another perspective or a perspective other than we find most comfortable.

Tonight I decided to sketch while sitting on the floor by the front door. Is it interesting? Not exactly but I've lived here 9 months and I have yet to spend much time in this space. I wanted to find a way to reintroduce myself to something I walk past every day. Success.. Sort of. But perhaps that is the really value of stepping outside of the box we create for ourselves.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sketch #2

Well.. 15 minutes isn't really that much time to get too much right or too much down on paper but it's still a fun way to look at something or someone. It's also about all the time I had available today.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Resolution

I find myself routinely lamenting the fact that I rarely spend any time doing anything creative. I tell myself that it is due to a lack of time. I've started to wonder if it's just a lack of priorities. At any rate, my aim is to spend at least 15 minutes a day drawing each day. I have no delusions about my drawing abilities. Small children can draw better than me but that's not what this is about. I hope to spend more time doing things that I enjoy and less time watching Honey Boo Boo.



Friday, October 14, 2011

Walking with the Line Walker

City Creek Canyon with Dave the vegan Who is not vegan at all
Salt Lake City is not a home away from home but it is a place filled with people I love. Unfortunately for me, it's not a good match for what I want to experience in life. I find the culture of Utah to be stifling, suffocating, and generally obnoxious... which is a little odd because the landscape of my home state is one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived.

Now if I could just talk some of my favorite humans in Utah into relocating to Oregon.


Drawing #14

I got to spend the day with my mom today and I have to say that I am really enjoying getting to know my mom as an adult. As I sat on the couch in the front room watching her crochet and looking at the Wasatch Mountains, I thought it would make for a fun quick sketch for the day.




Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bevco

Bevco is outgrowing her nickname and turning into a beautiful woman. It is so amazing to see her embrace being a mom! Somehow Bevco doesnt quite sound the same as it use to. It looks like I'm going to have to go back to calling her by her given name.. Whatever that is.....



Drawing #13

I came home to Utah for a quick visit to the dentist, see some family, and a few friends.

I'm sleeping in my old bedroom, in my old bed and it's surprisingly nice to be home.