I put the finishing touches on the image this morning and framed and hung it. This is progression; start to finish of the project. It took about 3 months working an hour or two at a time. I think twice I had more than 2 hours to invest at once.
You might have noticed a couple of the later stages had plastic over part of the image. I use plain plastic cling-wrap as a protective barrier to prevent smudging my previous work. It works well because the plastic wrap doesn’t pick-up any of the charcoal, so even if it shifts around, my work is still protected.
Final image framed:
And I hung it on a space of empty clinic wall for now. The recipient is welcome to move it wherever she wants.
May you have good creative moments. May you enjoy your work mostly and find great pleasure in gifting your gifts. May you see your talents as useful and appreciated. May you know you have done a job-well-done. May you see your projects come to wonderful fruition. May you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.
This will be short because I have to be up an hour early in the morning.
I spent all day today repotting plants to put in the house over winter. A $20 plant stand from Amazon, and a $12 plant stand from home Depot, with a bit of furniture rearranging was all I needed. See pictures for results.
Also, Herky the dog drawing is nearly complete so I’m not going to post an update on it, I’ll post everything when it is complete.
I did however do a much smaller graphite drawing of a horse head for a client. She gave me a sizeable check partly out of kindness, but also because she wants me to draw a horse she fell in love with. The check was far too large for just one image like the Herky drawing, so I did a small horse head as an initial thank you. I’m supplying the drawing from yesterday and today with a thank you card explaining instructions on how to get the source image to me for the actual desired image.
So plants and furniture shifts first, then the drawing progression with image including source reference.
Both activities were much needed reprieve for my mind and they let me let go for a while.
May you have soothing moments and needed reprieve everytime life calls for it. May you find your inner voice and know your are supported. May you see your abilities as useful and wonderful and well received. Above all may you know the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.
What Does ME need? Nothing For once I'm certain There's the usual replenishment But nothing significant It's relief Stirring great gratitude
What does ME want? Some things People Those few I care about, I want them all. In different ways, And for different reasons.
She has a kind husband Great kids Wonderful home She is supportive Talented and amazing In her own right Approaching retirement She has time freedom I envy She feels like family already
She has a beautiful wife Beautiful home Sweet pets She never did want kids with 2 legs 4 legged ones filled the role She is supportive Talented and amazing In her own right Loving and independent She has flexibility in life I desire She feels like family already
He has a girlfriend A huge circle of friends He has a cool collection He has freedom and fun to spare He's independent and jet setting Talented and amazing In his own right He is successful and financially independent He has all the freedoms to stir jealousy He feels like family already
They already feel like family I know I can screw it up I already did with my biological family I cherish them because they are them If I leave everything just as it is I can just be me Having the family I dreamt of for decades I hope they all know I love them I hope they all know I'm just scared Of doing something wrong Of messing up or failing again
It's easier to just BE in each moment Be me Hear my inner ME Respond to each moment as it comes Play Switzerland with my Self Cherish each moment Honor each person as best as I'm able Do my best to keep up With life as it comes at me Some days are easier than others I respect myself Even and especially with my limitations I do my best Each moment Each day One foot in front of the other One moment followed by another My path is now And I love them All