Here is hers:
|I love how she draws people and that she included a dog.|
And here is mine:
Earlier in the day before the girls came over I worked a bit on my Annette Raff watercolor lesson of St. Mary's Church. I still need to do some shadowing to get greater value variation, but so far I'm not altogether displeased with it. If I don't make it any worse than this as I continue, I may even display it in the living room.
|Instead of tracing her original picture, I drew it freehand. I think my buildings are leaning a bit.|
Yesterday was the last day of the HCG drops on my diet. Now I just have three days of the 500 calories a day diet to get the last vestiges of it out of my system. I started at 170.9 and am now at 155.4; I'd really like to be at 150, but 155 isn't a bad weight for me. I am 5'8" and am almost 60. When I was in my mid thirties 145 seemed to be an ideal weight for me, but I find that as I age I need a bit more to look healthy. I am so thrilled with this diet and am hoping that I can stay wherever I end up on Thursday. Beginning Friday I can add everything except sugars and starches. I follow that regimen for 3 weeks and then it is on to the maintenance.
Both girls are still sleeping, so I am going to get my second cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet. It is a beautiful, cool morning with lots of sunshine. Now if only the mosquitoes would disappear the outdoors would be a wonderful place to spend the morning. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes are not only larger than normal, they are voracious.
I have some errands and running to do when I take the girls home later today, but hope to get something arty done so I have something to write about tomorrow. I've been thinking of participating in the 20 minute challenge to get myself warmed up.