Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! And a new pic of Hanna!

Happy Halloween! Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween... I know Abby is pooped; she scored 230some pieces of candy and spent time with her friends. I was so glad to have some catch up time with Stacie.

Last weekend we took a visit to the farm (missing the almost 3.4" of snow here in western MD). You might remember our little Hanna that we hatched from an egg. We weren't sure if he'd recognize us (since it's been a few months) but I think he did remember! He kept checking us out and finally let Emily hold him... What a BIG guy... but still smaller than the other rooster he hangs out with... and WAY better looking!
I think he has a fan club too... many of the chickens kept following him around.
Anyway, it was so great to spend time on the farm. To get away from the craziness and just have carefree fun!

Oh! I almost forgot! I finally received my sketchbook (Arthouse Sketchbook Project) in the mail today! I'm so excited to start it. I have a flood of ideas in my heard... I hope they turn out! Stay tuned for my journey!

Have a great week and HAPPY NOVEMBER!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Update and a NEW PROJECT!

Ok... I know it's been too long. I have been crazy busy. School is kicking my butt... anatomy and physiology is turning out to be a semester of memorization. And you know, my brain is not as fresh as it once was :)
Today we dissected a cat. Learning all the muscles (humans are very close in muscular makeup to cats), how they work and preparing for tests and practicals one after another is testing my stamina.

Anyway, I did take a picture of the cat today... but I think I might not share that here because it's pretty sick.
If I could share the smell of formaldehyde through the internet, I might consider that.

Either way, I'm still alive... and very apologetic for not posting more often.

On a fun note:
I signed up for a the 2012 Sketchbook Project! (Thank you, Stacie, for introducing me to this fun adventure)... and I AM SO EXCITED! Here's the scoop from the website:

It's like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks.
Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the world.
After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.
Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project. To participate and have us send you a sketchbook that will go on tour, start by choosing a theme to the right.

If you are interested in learning more, please check out the 2012 SKETCHBOOK PROJECT!
You still have time to sign up and you can use a coupon/promo code: "ETSYHIGHFIVE" to get $5 off!

I can't wait until my blank sketchbook arrives. I picked the theme, "In 10 Minutes" since I plan to work in increments of 10 mins at a time... give or take a few here and there :) So please stay tuned to take this journey with me. I'd love your ideas too as I go along... God knows I need all the advice and ideas I can get!

I promise to post again soon. In the meanwhile, let me know how you are doing... I miss all the art so I'd love to hear what you are doing.