Ballet Shoes Watercolors
Sometimes I just get bored working on sea turtles or animals and have to do something different for a change. What??? Yes it is true. For a long time I have had this idea to paint some ballet dancers’ shoes in watercolor. These were pretty quick sketches I did earlier in the week. I didn’t use a good grade of paper so they look a little washed out but it was just practice. I am also going to have more ballet dancers to post soon.
I have still been working on my article assignment and plan to turn it in this week. I asked for a two week extension, because I have been having trouble deciding exactly how I want to approach my favorite topic of sea turtles. Picking one thing to write about them has been difficult! Plus, writing about them on a level for young children isn’t so easy either! So when I feel stuck, I move on to something completely different to do which is usually art. I am finding that I love drawing and painting much more than writing.
I have also been struggling with a long bout of depression that came on a couple of weeks ago, but I don’t really want to go into the “whys” of it; I’m not sure I could pinpoint them anyway. However, I am on the upward climb out of this hole.
On top of that we learned this week that an old friend of ours was killed in the line of duty in his job as a security guard. He was 70 years old and was trying to help a woman who was getting attacked in a parking garage where he worked. He was beaten by the attacker and his injuries were too severe for him to survive. It is very sad. Karl was a sweet man. He moved away a few years ago but didn’t keep in touch with us. I have missed him since he left, but am glad left this world trying to do the right thing and he is finally resting in peace with his Savior.
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. 🙂