Thursday, April 19

a little treat...

This week there was a major event in the world of Tolkien uber-geeks...the publication of yet one more chapter in Middle-Earth history...

The Children of Hurin!!

Tolkien's son, Christopher has been working on it for ages, and there are some very lovely Alan Lee illustrations in it. Click on the link and read about it! I just sold a painting so i decided to treat myself...i went out and bought it yesterday, along with a big book on J.W. Waterhouse. So that was exciting. (:
But that's all for now...most of the money is going toward my trip to Italy in June...which is also pretty exciting as it's getting closer. Two of my friends from LCAD and i are sharing an apartment in Florence...it's going to be amazing. I registered for my fall classes a couple of weeks ago, and i'm torn between apprehension and anticipation for my senior year. It's going to be a lot of hard work...but i'm beginning to get some ideas for what i'm going to focus on for my capstone (basically, the theme of my senior portfolio).

On Sunday I ate a flaming banana with coconut mango ice cream...so gooood...


On Tuesday i went to the senior capstone presentation of my friend Adrienne Stein...her theme was paintings illustrating passages from Song of Solomon...i wish i could have gotten some better pictures (there's bad glare in this photo) because her paintings were exquisitely beautiful. The one on the far right glows like the moon when there is light on it...


And last night i began my final project for my figure drawing class...i've got a 50x38" sheet of drawing paper taped to my wall with newsprint all around it because charcoal is messy. Well, i'm messy with charcoal. I like the drawing so far...i actually got lot of Alec's face done...but you're not allowed to see it yet.(; I'm documenting my process...so it should be interesting.


I've never drawn something this big before so it's scary and fun. I just hope i didn't go too big and that i'll be able to finish it for my final...

Had a very tiring day today...but now i'm going back to my apartment and hopefully get a good night's sleep. But with my drawing to work on, dinner to make and books to read...i'll probably be up pretty late. oh well...

look! it's me blogging this blog right now! crazy...


gotta clean up my paints...


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2 comments:

HOP said...

Hop wants to know what kind of painting you sold!

colleen said...

Are you the Hop i know??? Because there aren't many. And if you're not, that would be wierd. And if you ARE that would be crazy...

...are you?

p.s...i sold a portrait i painted of my friend Laurel. I'll try to get a picture ofit up.