A Face a Day

Lucky Wreck

I’ve been experiencing blogger’s block lately, partly because I spend so much time trying to figure out how to craft a post so that it is humorous and uplifting, and doesn’t ruffle anyone’s feathers. This can be difficult  when things get stressful.

My husband is an engineer in the oil and gas industry. When the price of oil dropped, a lot of people in that industry got laid off, and unfortunately, he was one of them. Then, we had a baby. Coincidentally, the non-profit I work for lost a great deal of funding, and has closed for the time-being. Things have been stressful.

But, it’s not the events that matter, it’s the way we respond to them. I have responded to the stress of this situation much better than I think I would have in the past. Had I been faced with this situation 5 years ago, I would have…

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More Faces

My friend, Lucky Wreck@wordpress.com, is having some financial difficulties. Her husband lost his job and needless to say, he was in the Oil and Gas Industry. She is quite talented and if anyone wants to send her pic maybe of their child, she can do a sketch. I don’t have details but I know she has been selling her art. She can be contacted on her blogsite luckywreck@wordpress.com.


Lucky Wreck

I started this post quite some time ago but delayed publishing it because that’s what I do – I set lofty goals for myself, and then I procrastinate.

A while ago, I set a goal to draw at least one face per day. I haven’t exactly fulfilled that goal to a tee, but I HAVE been drawing SOMETHING each day so, that must count as some form of improvement (I hope).

My mom challenged me to draw a face without using a picture. Just something from my mind. So, I’ve been working on it!

IMG_1290 This one was not from my mind.

Drawing of Grandma Larson A drawing of my grandma …before she became my grandma 🙂 This was also not from my mind. 

Watercolor portrait This one did not have a photo reference…and if it did, It would probably look like a photo of an alien being.

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