Wednesday, January 16, 2013

30 in 30 Day 15

I am so happy to see that the 30 in 30 challenge is half over and I am on track to actually accomplish this feat.

Yesterday is a bit of a blur. I woke up at my daughter's house around 4:30 am. She was getting ready for work. After she left, I went back to sleep until Miss M arose around 6:45. She and I snuggled on the couch until 7, at which time we began the morning rituals to get ready for school. I dropped Miss M off at school around 8:15 and brought Miss P home with me. She hadn't gotten home from Chicago until after midnight. The train was, as usual, late.

Miss P and I did a bit of computer work and then she made herself at home in my art room and painted several watercolors. Her Mom and Miss M arrived around 4 pm and we had coffee (the hubster, the daughter, and I) and visited until it was time to meet the son and his girls for dinner. We had a lovely time, but didn't get home until 7:30. The Australian Open is in session and I stayed up until after 1 am watching. Each year at this time I get less and less done because I am glued to the TV watching some remarkable tennis. Last night's riveting match was between David Ferrer and Tim Smyczek.

I did find a window of time to do a bit of a painting on my iPad. I used the Paper 53 app.

Making art on the iPad reminds me that I have Art Rage too. That app has a much higher learning curve, but you have layers and blending modes and I don't remember what all. I am going to have to spend some time relearning that program so I can try something a bit more sophisticated to share.

I was so busy at home yesterday that I missed my therapy appointment, so I am going today. After my therapy, I need to pick up a belated present for Miss P and then get Miss Z to bring to our house for this week's overnight. Whew! another busy day is beginning.

What do you have planned for the day? Do you have some art in the works? Do you have any hints or links for me to help in my development as an artist? I'd appreciate some input if you have the time....



  1. I am so Happy for you! I would never have made it to school. So much for you to do. Glad you are still doing therapy!
    Love your drawings.
    Links for art: Darrel Tanks - Five Pencil Method.

    Donna Downey
    Pam Carriker

    You probably know these artist. I really do not any more. I think they might suit
    Your style. I believe they are all on Facebook too.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Sherrie Roberts
    Xoxo to you and yours.

  2. really nice Vicki! :) I like it

  3. You did a wonderful job with that bird ... crane? heron? Whatever it is, I'm so impressed with what you can do with that art app! hugs, nancy