Thursday, March 05, 2009
While watching the news tonight I sketched Tripod as he shifted and changed position snoozing on the sofa. Its always good practice to try drawing something that keeps moving and changing shape. I like to see how much I can capture, getting in basic shapes before it moves again.
Tomorrow is my birthday. I never know where the years go and its very true, the older you get, the faster they disappear. Fifty-five. Wow. How did I get that old? Only a moment ago I was 20, or even 30. And now. Wow....
However, I'm happy in my skin and don't deny or hide my age. There's not much I can do about me being me so I accept it and let life take me along to where it wants me to be. And around now, its put me in a pretty good place.
So to help me celebrate tomorrow, while I can't have you all over for cake and wine, I thought I'd be both self serving and giving at the same time. For each person who comments between now and midnight tomorrow (Friday, March 6th) and wishes me happy birthday, I will put their name into a draw to receive a portrait of their choice from me.
The person's name will be announced on Sunday's post and whoever is chosen will get a 9 x 12 portrait by me, using the medium of my choice. The photo can be of you, a spouse, partner, child, animal etc. I will mail the portrait to you at my own cost.
So join in the fun. You could get a free portrait out of it and I won't feel quite so old with your good wishes.