Sunday, August 11, 2013
Feel like I am lost
Need to choose a direction
Think I am floundering
Got to get out of the house
Gotta clear my head
Trying to have faith
The universe is testing
Things will get better
It's been a rough few weeks. Between being sick myself and dealing with two sick kittens I've been really struggling. I know things will get better. I like that to happen sooner rather than later.
At a workshop today I got to experiment using oil pastels on different kinds of paper. The one on the left is using velvet paper. It was so nice laying down the oil pastels, but the colors were much more difficult to blend. The other is using a more textured paper. While the the colors blended easier, the texture made it difficult to lay down a nice solid line. It was cool to get to experiment with different papers.
I saw something online a little bot ago. It was a call for two sentence horror stories. These aren't great I grant you, But it is the first time I've tried writing something that wasn't a Haiku.
The sound of her footsteps echoed in the street. Even though she had stopped. EDIT: The sound of her footsteps echoed in the street. She had long since stopped walking.
He stared into the mirror. Nothing stared back.
More fun with Haiku. They read:
Sick little kittens
Just want them to get better
Purring on my lap
Tired tired done
Desperate to unload some stress
Need to restore health
Cicadas are loud
To me they serve no purpose
A feast for the birds
I still like making friendship bracelets. I don't often feel like doing them, but when I do I do. There's entire websites for patterns now. When I learned, I remember hunting for one Klutz book that had a few new ones in it.
I spent the morning at Lincoln Park Zoo. I was kicking myself for not bringing my other lens. The pictures still came out well I think. It was my first time going to the since my sister moved and the Zoo has strong connection to her for me. It made the experience kind of bittersweet.
These guys are the newest addition to my family. Her name is Adele, but I don't know his name yet. I spent a lot of time taking blurry pictures before I grudgingly turned the flash on. I hate using the flash.
To this point I haven't considered cooking a creative endeavor, but after making this tonight I realized it may just be a faulty decision. So here is my creative contribution for the night. Szechuan Chicken and Fried Rice. I don't often cook big meals for myself anymore, maybe this will give me motivation to.