Wednesday, July 27, 2011

artistic endeavors: a face.

first of all,
the civil wars is amazing live.
back in ____ we went to see them with heath, steph, and a few others. amazing, i tell you.
and i'm in love with this song.

on the evening of july 2, something exciting happened.
i was shocked, okay? one my most favorite authors ever [lisa samson] liked a status of mine.
mhmm.
yep. i was psyched. :)

this canvas stretched me.
well, it was more like going back to my roots.
when i was a younger kiddo, faces and sunsets and houses and dresses were the only thing i drew.
i'm posting this just to document it and narrate. i didn't know what i was planning when i tried painting a face.
hah, i wasn't planning anything; i bet that's pretty clear.
i loved working with black and white, though.
well, it's 5:27pm, cloudy, breezy and rainy . . . i'm off to church.
i may write more later. who knows.

9:09pm
it's storming.
but the areas above and below ours seems to be getting the worst of it, according to the radar weather map...
on nights like these, with a cup of decaf by my side, those sites are always interesting.
back to early july, though.
this was the morning sky on july 3.
breathe in a morning sky and coffee. ohh dear. :)
yesterday had a clear sky...this morning i woke to thunder and rain; went back to sleep for a few hours.
tomorrow night has something interesting in store. i'll probably have to write about it. :) but honestly, i don't think i'm taking my camera. oh wait. maybe i do want to....
and here's danny, fresh from a shower [because, you know, little boys need to bath or they won't smell good ever] with his barney. :) 
his cheeks are just yummy.
see? yummy. he's such a part of our family it's not even funny. we've been watching him several times a week since he was 10 months old. he's going to be 4 in november. dangit, he's so big now! even just in the past month, his imagination and vocabulary and everything has skyrocketed. it's crazy.
alright. well, i've got a few other things to read, so i'll say g'night. :)
yay for catching up one canvas post at a time. ;)

4 comments:

Natalie said...

Can't wait to see how the painting turns out! =D

Marisa Hopkins said...

Beka, I LOVE that!! Very lovely :)

charla beth said...

wow, girl. that painting turned out awesome. seriously? wow, i can't get over it. you have an amazing gift.

and danny is absolutely adorable. definitely a sucker for those dark eyes and his sweet, sweet smile!

Consider The Lilies said...

that painting is seriously AMAZING beka. wow. teach me? :) i used to draw eyes a lot back in middle school and high school. not sure why but i just found them beautiful. i havent drawn or painted much lately but your posts always inspire me to go back to it :)