Sunday, April 12, 2009

improving

I have never been good at portraits. My family can attest that whenever I attempt one I whine, rant, fume, and become generally disagreeable-- a result of sheer frustration. Despite many hours labor, I never like the end result. So my solution (or probably to spare my family from my ill tempered self), give up trying. Trouble is I really would like to be better at portraits and figures. So this week, I decided enough of my sissiness. So what if they aren't perfect, not trying will certainly not make me any better. Life is about getting better at things, it's about improving ourselves in lots of ways. So Friday night, I decided to do a colored pencil portrait (My first one since I was 15!) I decided to work on my boys seeing as I have an ample supply of images. So here is my first attempt in 17 yrs- my #3 son.
1. the hope of Easter 2. shared delicious Easter treats 3. Easter pictures and wordsearches created by #1

5 comments:

LL said...

i knew EXACTLY what picture this was before I even read the post....
boy with a koi! LOVE IT!

Jenny said...

Atta girl!
I'm excited that you've taken some of your very own advice, and have come up with something so great!

Trueman twins said...

Totally knew who it was! Great job! Keep it up!

Swimmingmom said...

What a sweet picture. How great to you a different medium too. Good for you. Through your example of learning and growing, you help me to try harder and improve too!

Suzie Soda said...

Love the picture. I know portraits are hard to do. Dana has done several....they are a challenge, Love your Segullah post on outsourcing......so so true. xoxoxo
ps. Chels and I and her kids went to sing to Gi GI on friday...she loved it.