Saturday, January 12, 2013

A sketch of my Monster Man

Wow winter in Idaho is in full swing! We have had a ton of snow, and I love it! Of course I'm not really driving in it all that much. Growing up on the coast in California I never got to experience all 4 seasons, and since we moved here 7 years ago I have fallen in love with each one. But I just love how snow makes everything so beautiful and sparkly.

The only downside to the snow, my boys are completely restless and driving me up the wall! Plus with my 18 month old teething it's not a nice combo. So hopefully the last of those teeth will pop on through and I will have a brake from it for a while.

Well I have continued to be good to myself and have been making sure I have time for my drawing. With my school starting up on Monday hopefully I will continue to do so. I'm only taking a math class this semester so I'm thinking I can do it. Here is my latest drawing:

It is a drawing of my son Quinton, aka Monster Man, Super Quinton and Super Big Brother. Poor kid takes after his momma! Every time he smiles his eyes close. This was for sure a fun one to do as I love looking at his adorable face!!

The best art was after I had shown him his picture he gave me a big hug, told me he loved it, and run into his room for a few minutes. He emerge from his room with a wonderful self portrait and told me I inspired him :) Oh how I love this little boy!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Finding myself...

Happy New Years everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

With the new year comes so many New Year's resolutions. I'm not sure how I feel about them. What are your take on NY Resolutions?

Although I'm not sure about it, I have been taking a lot of time reflecting on the last few years of my life. My huge blessings being by boys and my wonderful husband. And all the health issues I have been dealing with and feeling like I have waisted so much time. Almost feeling like I have lost myself in the roll of mom and wife, and I am finding that this is not unique to myself which I have found comfort in.

So, what is it about myself that I feel I have lost? I'm not sure, but I'm hoping to find out.The first step is to reclaim something I love and it's my free hand art. This is the first of hopefully many more to come: