It’s Valentine’s Day and Downton Abbey night, what better way to celebrate than with Anna and Mr Bates… Sweet sweet love. And I agree with Anna. I am blessed to have found the right man, one who has been by my side through thick and thin. We’ve gone through ups and downs during our last 20+ years together. We loved, we fought, we laughed, we cried. But we were there for each other through it all. I chose the right man and will choose him all over again. I love you Eric Choo.
My son turned 16 this week. I am so proud of the fine young man he is turning into. I also can’t help feeling sad that he is growing up way too fast… too fast for me anyway… I miss the little boy who has that bright big smile and the baldy head. And I dread the coming years when you will leave home for your new life…. I won’t think about that now and just be thankful for all the joy and happiness you have brought to my life. My dear Ethan, you’ve been a Blessing from the start and I will always love you, with all my heart.
I have always been a perfectionist. But ever since I found GESSO, my life changed. There is nothing GESSO can’t fix:) Here is an example and a good reminder to not be afraid to make mistakes. I was painting this girl last night with watercolor, going crazy with different colors in her hair. But it just did not look good. I hated. But I just could not fix it. Was about to throw it away in frustration and I thought, what the heck, let’s put some gesso over it. And then I thought, why stop there? Let’s put some acrylic paint all over it, covering the hair which I hated, leaving the parts I liked. Then came stencils and spray inks, lots of messy fun and I liked what turned up… So, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and keep going, you never know what / who will turn up:) Happy Monday!
In anticipation of tomorrow’s Downton Abbey episode, I am posting my rendition of the next DA cast. This time, it is Lady Sybil and Tom Branson and I am sketching instead of painting (currently obsessed with sketching!)…. oh, how sweet is their love and how sad that she died so young. I loved Lady Sybil, she was so kind, generous and so ahead of her time. While I don’t think I was able to capture Tom’s likeness here (I will try again another time), I love how the 2 figures are intertwined. I got this photo reference from this blogger on tumblr (downton-is-life-tumblr.com).
I woke up this am to a lovely post from Facebook showing the friends I have on Facebook and the moments we’ve shared together. Apparently, today is Friend’s day! Well, it should be friend’s day every day:) I want to thank all my friends both near and afar, including those whom I’ve only met online, for all your love and support. Here’s my tribute to my dear friends..
Sometimes (and often) when I approach a drawing or painting, I doubt myself. Can i actually make something beautiful? Is this too hard for me? With more practice, I have learned that sometimes, the only way to do it is to take a leap of faith. And just do it. This is what I did with this drawing. I took a leap of faith and I love what turned up! I love her! I was so proud of this that I went around showing my family what I did. Is that conceited? I don’t think so… What do you think?