Here's my latest at-work watercolor sketches, they're not spectacular but were fun to do. I began these one night before going to bed, when on a whim I sketched faces in a fashion magazine. I used to do this all the time (you can find lots of cheeseball pencil renderings of Kate Moss, Amber Valetta, and Shalom Harlow in my high school sketchpads). :) Yes, it feels silly, but you've got to start somewhere... See that Marylin Manson look-alike on the lower right? Totally unintentional - she was actually supposed to be a beautiful woman. Sometimes the mistakes are so funny they're worth it. :)
I still find something lovely about her. Then, in the mail more than a week ago was some sweetness from my sister (also some sweetness from Cal and my dear niece - thank you ladies, pictures of that later!)
I think I've mentioned my sister is an artist and a painter. She has a dayjob, but I think art and crafts are her passion. She's a wonderful, kind person, 1000 times kinder than I could ever be - she has this gift for volunteering and helping people. In any case, she's been selling hand-painted items for awhile now at craft fairs, and here's a piece she sent me. I absolutely love the colors and the polka dots! She also sent me some shoes, which are adorable. However, the brown ones just weren't working on my (let's face it) fat feet.
I do admit she was better before I filled her in with watercolor - I'm still clumsy, but every day I'm getting better. The words to her right come from a song that's been stuck in my head ever since my boyfriend started playing "Guitar Hero". I'd never heard this song before and I've gotten quite attached to it. I'm torn about the video, which I kind of want to share with you and kind of don't. I love it because, surprise - there's Mexicans in it! It may sound silly but I love the video for that fact alone, and it does have some wonderful moments (and some very cheeseball ones). And yet I don't want to share it with you because it wasn't what I was picturing at all when I heard the song, and so it kind of ruined it for me.
But what I was thinking when I wrote that phrase off to the side of my drawing - I thought about that first moment of love, probably your first love, when you look at this person and think to yourself they are everything, absolutely everything in the world to you. By the way, do you ever wonder who comes up with the ideas for music videos? Truthfully, most of them I really don't care for - I hate it when they're too literal and "show you" exactly what's happening in the song. That always feels like a visual pun to me, it makes me want to groan out loud. How much do you think actual bands have to do with their music videos - is any of it their idea? I wonder about strange things like that a lot...