Hmmm…Mid-Life Choice??

So, before I pop my most recent big Practice face up, I have a little noe. For the last 6 months or so when I have been out and about I have started to notice an occasional difference. The more I see it the more I like it my hubby is cool with it, so no problem. However in my minds eye I see my Dad’s jaw hitting the floor upon seeing me the first time after my upgrade.

As I’m writing this I’m thinking of my Mom. She gets notified of new posts. So, after reading this will she bust out laughing and keep a secret…or will she attempt to subtly try to ease my Dad into the thought? Thus perhaps softening the shock when his eyes actually see the new doo……hard to say…lol

And noooo I’m not talking a boob change or such. I am increasingly having the urge to dye my hair. I knowwwww this is all about hair dye?!

So, what’s hold up ??….I can’t decide between pink, burgandy / red ish or a pastel shade of lavender. Yup, I’m feeling that I’m going to have a what the heck kinda day and pray I don’t hat it…lolimg_1973

All that being said, here is today’s model of whatever is floating in my mind soon to appear on my journal page.

To Radical??



Sooooo, not that it changes my decision in any way, I thought I’d share my husband’s reaction / comment(s) when I should him this post… to be fair. As  I’ve / we’ve watched tv I would point out  anyone with the look I’d be considering. One other thing is just because we are in the same room…watching the same TV …(at times even on the same couch) should in no way imply that we are on the same planet!!

NOW COME ON BE HONEST!!  I knowwww I’m not the only person  ( with a wife, husband, partner, or a significant other, or any person that I’m honestly trying not to forget to mention.)developing black whole at one specific area that most family members are always alert when passing this area.

Before I forget despite all the life stuff that occurs everyday as people  are  enteracting with each other…you knowwwww…the way life is as we stumble around trying to live it.

Hubby says…”that’d be cool, but your hair is brown and I’m not sure you’d get the color you want”.gotta love that man..(slapping my forehead)….lol



New Day…New Face..For Sure!

First up is a face that I technically ended up drawing last night. I decided that yesterday’s post more than enough content, I am not trying to bore any potential followers. Well, let me just say this lady got a little too much Botox during her last visit…lolimg_1355

While I was tossing lines around on this next lady I realized I had never given anyone black hair. Sooooo, no better time then as the thought passed. Not real sure how I feel about the black hair…actually not sure I feel about the blonde either.No worries there! I have plenty more pencils and journal pages to keep on creating!img_1965

Tsk tsk tsk me and eyelashes, lips, and noses need some….thing…lol

Hope everyone had a nice Tuesday. If  you were lucky enough to squeeze out some craft time..Rock On!


Just Life · Practice

No More lil’ Egg Heads….Lesson 2

For some reason today I just decided to take the leap to lesson 2. I know it’s been awhile since I started working on the little egg heads as part of lesson 1. Incase anyone has a memory like mine the online class I’m working on is Beautiful Faces by Jane Davenport.

Here’s my first attempt at practicing larger features. I was rather happy with how she turned out, surprise…surprise.img_1347

For my second try on paper I decided to try and give her a bit more hair.  Not too bad, but she needs a little surgery on her right eye…lol Ahhhh, it is fine she’s young yet….lol


My last test drive for the night got the sparse hair, but in a return I gave her a touch of color. Thought this one ended up better than expected and that is always nice to see!!


Hope this post wasn’t too boring. Hope everyone had a nice weekend!





Drawing · Practice

Whew..Time Flies…

Man, I can’t believe it has already been 14 days since my last post. How crazy fast that felt.

Finally! Several weeks ago I bought Jane Davenport’s book, “Drawing & Paintaing Beautiful Faces”. It is also available on her website.  What’s the big deal you ask? Well, I have been wanting to take her Beautiful Faces Workshop and she requires her book that I mentioned above to be used in tandem while taking the workshop.



Since money makes the world go ’round, and life is as it is I was in a short holding pattern for $$$ to purchase the workshop…lol Especially this time of year!

WooooHooo! Today’s the day!! I’m sure I don’t have to say(type) I couldn’t start watching the first lesson fast enough…lol

By now I have obviously watched the first video and have been happily practicing my heart out on any available writing surface…..well ok…almost any..heehee Although I have a lifetime of fun fun practicing ahead of me I have to start somewhere.

Unfortunately, as readers of this post you get to experience the rough beginnings. Luckily this documented beginning could’ve been worse…lol



Ok…..sooo sorry if you’re doing an eye roll, but I decided I needed to post my last practice of the day.You’ll be glad to hear(read) that I’m not going to post a bunch of 50 practice heads each day…go ahead say a silent thank you to the sky above….lol. I figure maybe the first and last each day…….could more likely end up being just the last of the day.

For the record I will be doing other workshops and other stuff. I will for sure be starting to make some Christmas cards my Mom just asked me to make. Ok, as dumb as this sounds it is so much easier for me to sit down and bury myself in paper & art goodies(I LOVE TO DO) when I have an actual mission. Somehow it gets me started and I can just start playing. It’s like I have a boulder clogging up my creative everything otherwise.



Just ‘Cause it’s Kinda Funny

As you can tell I drew this lil tidbit the day before my post for today(15th). However, I didn’t see anything earth shattering that would come of the date flip flop. I apologize in advance for anything that occurs out of my knowledge / control….lol just in case.

Soooooooo, this practice I was aiming to draw a front facing woman in a bikini….no idea why …probably saw something in a magazine or such. As you see I ended up with 75% +/- of a woman….yeahhhh.


A recognizable woman figure yes. However, I have absolutely no idea how she ended up backwards…doing the splits or maybe a Yoga stance…lol . Now if I pretend she’s not missing hands, feet and anything I’m not thinking of and I’m  surprised at the unintended finished project….lol

Ok…..for whatever reason my pic doesn’t want to post, so I’ll try tomorrow. Finally after a mere 12 hours I am able to complete this post by including the ever so important visual.



Scary..Lookin’ More Woman-ishy

I’m not sure which deminsion(s)(al) word I am trying or even want to use is so I’ll just say that now….whew.  Thank goodness that’s out in the open…lol. Whether it’s 1D(not sure if there is a 1D just cya’n)’ 2D, 3D, or 4D ….. it’s NOT.. I’ll say… type it again NOTTTT easy!!!!!

Now don’t get me wrong. I was in no way delusional thinking I’d pick up a pencil and have it turn into a magic wand….but seriously…lol. As I sit thinking(mental picture trying to see what I’m asking myself to draw) should the next line go back slightly angled to the right or down and kinda towards me? I can feel my gray matter twisting, turning, squishing, and yanking as I place a 2 inch mark on my project.

The thing is I have notebooks, pencils, ereasers(A LOT!!!), all over….anywhere I could potentially find myself. I started doing this so no matter where I do happen pause I have my STUFF!!!

Sometimes when I having a not so good moment in my day by simply picking up a pencil and paper ereasing anything troubling. I happily and calmly make all kinds of marks over…over…and over. Funny, after I have done and re-done something a thousand plus times the marks begins to resemble the object I have been practicing so obsessively over and over…hehe

Youuuuuu knowwwwww what I’m talking about…but it’s  nice to know your not the only pencil lover in town…..

Jez, so almost forgot this part…..not sure what my original focus was, but this is what I got this time.