Ah, the days of my youth when I was always striving toward a goal and the criteria for reaching those goals were defined, set and enforced by others. In high school and college I would be mortified if I didn’t do every assignment ON TIME. And there was no way I would drop a course. It was an unwritten law that what I started I finished.
No slacking. There were people taking attendance, people grading my work, people watching my progress.
The age of technology has changed all that. I’ve discovered the beauty about taking on-line courses – if you miss the class (in my case the entire course) no one knows. I signed up for Carla Sonheim’s Faces class a few years back and never did the exercises. So here it is again. I’m already 3 days behind a 5 day course. (That is also the beauty of Carla’s on-line classes – you can do them at your own speed and time and take them again for free!)
Here’s day one – Faces from our imagination: Paint a blob of water-color the shape of a face, put hair on it and make a face with pencil:
The assignment was to do 8 faces. I pooped out after 5. So now I’m only 2 days and 3 faces behind.
That’s also the beauty of on-line – I can finally be an under-achiever!
My Blob Critters have never before been seen by humans (you are the FIRST) and are an unidentified species. It appears that their long-lost ancestors live on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
(Using high-def camera of a submersible, the scientists captured footage of parts of the ocean floor never before seen by humans, including ancient shipwrecks, unidentified species, and rare geology. Okeanos Explorer.)
Take a look at 9 more pictures.
A Dumbo Octopus
Blob Critters, by moi (They are not dumb)
It’s Yupo Time.
This is a backwards post.
Step #4. Decided to make a few scratchy pencil marks so that the ugly ducklings knew they belonged to their Ma. Here’s what I ended up with – Ta DA!
Step #3. Duckie-Swan and her ugly ducklings. Fishies swam away.
Step #2. Decided to add more critters and stuff cuz it was fun playing with the Yupo paper
Step #1 Loaded (that’s an arty expression, not an artist’s condition) a brush with several different colors and smushed them on the Yupo paper.
Froggie turns into Princess and The Prince
The Froggie/Princess says to the Prince:
“Perfect you’re not
You’re lacking a lot
Can’t even fly
On your own in the sky.”
“You’re not very fair
For a prince with no hair
And it may be moot
But you’re short to boot”
These will probably be the characters in my fairy-pome because I’m LOOSING PATIENCE . . . not that I had much to loose . . . trying to find JUST The RIGHT characters.
- Year of the Fairy Tale