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A Good Day


I decided if I was going to spend an entire day online I might as well do something educations, productive and fun all at the same time. I know amazing right? Well to be honest it’s something I’ve done before, pretty much my entire life (before I knew what computers were). And well I went Bing surfing. And I found a fantastic site by an artist who writes out free lessons on a website.. I know your shaking your head saying “Out with it”. So here I am with a sketch book, a ream of extra paper to practice, graphite pencils, erasers, charcoal and low and behold sandpaper block and holy freeholy blending sticks!!

Seriously if anyone could have told me this would make me higher than my meds would allow I would have done this years ago.


Did I tell you that is actually good for my nerves?! Who would have known? Okay so maybe sketching isn’t all I’m cracking it up to be but it is fun to learn, I spend hours sitting at my desk with sketchpad and eraser or I go out and turn the tube on and sit at the table sketching a flower vase or an orange rolled cockeyed on the table with a crinkled bag of chips..actually I am working on the vase and orange and I don’t think I’m ready for the details of a bag of stale potato chips. Never the less, I find when I need to calm down, relax or just get in a good frame of mind that the sketchbook and some well written explainations of some drawing exercises fit perfectly into my world. I’m also freewriting but we wont go there…I have two pages written in a month and am lost as to how to hold on to a pen and write (I got spoiled by the keyboard). I’m trying to give myself some space away from digi scrapping and tutorial writing before I lose interest in them altogether. Another product of my mental health. I start a hobby and….wait for it….wait for it. I lose interest after a month or two. The paint shop pro thing with digi scrapping has only been since August or September of 2012. The tutorial writing I’ve been doing since 2001 and variety has kept me going on that track for all these years. However I spend more time on facebook and in PSP than I do doing anything else. Even blogging comes a distant 3rd or 4th for consuming all my time. I have two other blogs on blogger. Strickly Scrap and tut stuff. Nothing as intimate as wordpress is proving to be. I actually love it here and find that I can ramble on and on without so much as a hesitating keystroke. I should have done this a loooong time ago. I admit I’ve been here before but didn’t stay because I couldn’t design my own layout unlike blogger. But WordPress has it’s advantages too! Prying eyes cannot find m here! I SO LOVE THAT IDEA!!

Before I turn in for the night (ermmm morning) I just wanted to say that I had the most excruciating meal tonight. No kidding I burned my mouth so bad I think I was sooo close to calling the fire dept to put out the fire going on in my mouth and throat. I get creative when I cook and wasn’t thinking very clearly when I opened a package of HOT sausage, chopped it up in bite size pieces. Chopped a Spanish Onion and sauteed them together. But I’m not finished yet.. Minced Garlic added to the pan with a touch of olive oil. Talk about a great taste…but it left blisters on my tongue. Will I ever make it and eat it again? Oh my YES!

Okay I’m exhausted and before I start becoming a total blithering idiot I’m heading to bed. (I say that like I wasn’t on a solo rant of endless banter).