While trying to think up an alliterative name for today's post, I suddenly had a bunch of phrases from my childhood clamoring for attention in my brain. Do any of these ring bells for you?
Don't get your shirt in a bundle
You don't know if you're afoot or on horseback
Were you born in a barn?
Don't make me come in there!
If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?
You remind me of your great aunt - she wasn't much (said fondly and as a joke)
Easy as falling off a horse
I know there are some real doozies that I am forgetting, but all the noise in my head while these were fighting for attention has made me forget them for now.
I made a couple of sketches in my SC journal yesterday for day 4 and they are quite different for me. They are definitely outside my comfort zone. I am horrible at perspective and what I think is called "shortening" when some part of the drawing is coming toward you. Mayhaps I have found a challenging kind of drawing to try to improve. While I find it very frustrating and am not at all pleased with it, I would really like to get better at it.
That is supposed to be an adirondack chair on the left and a barn on the right. The two buildings look like they are collapsing in the middle and are coming off the ground at their respective ends. I can't decide whether I should wait until I get better at the sketches to add color or if adding color might hide some of the awkwardness.
Other than walking the treadmill and making banana oatmeal muffins (I have two very ripe bananas to use), I don't have any firm plans for today. I can see trying another building sketch and I am wanting to make myself a travel journal for my trip in February. And I must get 2010 tax info ready for my tax lady before I go away. Each year I promise myself that I will keep up month by month and each year I end up with next to nothing done and a huge pile of receipts and notes to weed through and organize. Ugh!!
It snowed last night. We don't have much but there is a layer over the grass. It is pretty, but I think I can find lots of reasons to stay indoors today. What about you? Do you love the cold and want to go out in it? Or do you prefer to look at its prettiness from the warmth of your reading chair?
I'd better get a move on. I hope to see you tomorrow.