Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Name change

Colored pencil on Stonehenge 9 x 12
Copyright Jeanette Jobson

My surname is Jobson. A very simple name. J O B S O N You'd think it would not be difficult to read, write or remember in the English speaking world, wouldn't you?

But it is apparently. I have received mail, government forms, cheques and documents all bearing variations of my surname on them. Today was a new variation. Gobson. It would be funny except that it was on three separate cheques from an organization that I spent two hours with filling out forms with my name and other personal information in order for them to get it all correct! Sigh. I'm going to change my name to something more simple. Smith? No....too complex....I think I'll go for X. I'll become the new Madame X, just without the controversial gown. That's a bit too chilly in the snow.

Rant over. Now on to more interesting things.

I'm heading towards half way through a commission of the 9 emotions of yoga - the rasas. I'm doing them in coloured pencil and each mask will be a different colour. There is a fine line between depiicting some of the emotions. The tilt of an eyebrow or eye can make all the difference. So far I've completed Joy more or less, which is shown here, Calmness, Disgust and Sadness.

Those emotions sort of sum up my day so far.


Anonymous said...

I think your Yoga Emotions series is great,very unique and am looking forward to seeing them all finshed.

Katherine said...

Have you tried writing cheques to the government and the organisation which can't spell with their names mispelled?

Whoops! ;)

Jeanette said...

Thanks pencil, they are unique and I'm enjoying creating them.

Katherine! I like you. You're a woman after my own heart. :)

Heartaday said...

The Yoga Emotions series is really interesting. Joy looks great!