Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006


This is another picture I drew today...

This is after rendering it in PhotoShop...

From Grapes to Wine

*This is my original drawing, scanned into my PC...

This is after rendering the original picture in PhotoShop.

*This picture is my original freehand work, I made no attempts to look at anything for reference.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

New Art...

*I did two new pictures today, then scanned them into my PC and rendered them in several veriations, I hope you enjoy.

*Both original works are freehand by me and I used nothing for reference.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Today has been a wonderful, laid back, relaxed day! We woke late, (Yes, the kids too)watched the children open their gifts, had a large breakfast then watched "Polar Express" (J and I for the first time). After that we all played Yahtzee (a Christmas Gift we got for the family) the kids were a hoot! After all of the festivities we took naps and played with our new toys. All in all a beautiful day...rain and all.
I hope that all of You have had as wonderful a day as we did here.
Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

What Is Your Personality Type?

You Have A Type B+ Personality
You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions

Friday, December 15, 2006

Where Do You Belong?

You Belong in London
You belong in London, but you belong in many cities... Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sidney. You fit in almost anywhere.
And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!

That was on the first try, I changed one answer, (about the dessert I would choose - did I mention I don't like sweets?) and this is what I got on the second go round...

You Belong in Paris
You enjoy all that life has to offer, and you can appreciate the fine tastes and sites of Paris.
You're the perfect person to wander the streets of Paris aimlessly, enjoying architecture and a crepe.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fading Away...

I find myself lately, simply wanting to fade away or perhaps I feel as if I'm already fading. I'm not even exactly sure what I feel, other than I don't even know myself any more. None of this makes any sense to me as I have a wonderful husband that I don't deserve and three healthy, beautiful children, a family that means more to me than life itself. So, why do I feel so fucking lonely all of the sudden? What is it inside of me that is missing? I feel numb, that's a more appropriate word than lonely, perhaps. Numb, nothing really touches me lately, as if there is this veil that keeps me from actually experiencing what is going on around me. I think my barricade of protection has turned into an insurmountable wall that now holds me inside, locked from myself and everyone around me and I have no idea how to get rid of it now that I have built it. I don't know where I'm trying to go with this line of thinking or if any of this even makes any sense, so I'll stop for now and try again to regroup my emotions, see if I can even make heads or tales of myself...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I Think I'll Dream A Journey...

I'm sitting here thinking to myself about so many topics, some have very little importance to me and others bear more weight. Right now I'm trying to push anything TOO serious to the back of my mind, I'll think about that tomorrow?
Most of the thoughts have been mere day-dreams, nothing remotely possible or feasible, just soothing beaches and adventurous jungles. Midnight rides on horse back, soaring through the clouds upon the shoulders of a dragon and slaying the evil-doer to rescue the one we love.(or have him rescue me, hey a girl has to let go of her pride sometime;)
Mostly, my thoughts roam to the future and what it will be like. Not so much in my own life, (I have a pretty good idea of how I would like that to go)but in the world as a whole. The human race, it all works and what it will BE like.
I often wonder what new technology Medical Science will bring about, the advancements are amazing. It's kind of scary really...can anyone say "Face Off", though I seriously doubt that will ever be a plausible cause for worry, I'm sure there are just as many new studies that we should be worried about?
Anyway, I'm rambling, but I feel like rambling because I'm bored, J is sleeping and there is no one online that I would like to talk to right now :(. I really kind of miss chatting, (at times like this when I can't seem to sleep) perhaps I'll write a short story or poem or something...who knows? Perhaps I'll just drift away.......
To a steamy river in the Rain Forest, water crystal clear even in the deepest spots as I swim with only my feline friend, Thor, and My horse, Shasta, to keep me company in this deserted paradise of green, thriving plants and cool, refreshing waters.
Or perhaps I'll find myself...
In a land of myths and magic where anything you can think of, you can achieve and create, perhaps my journeys will collide and become one place...
Where ever I drift, I'm sure to find adventures untold and numerous treasures of great price, but with all my heart I hope to find nothing if not the wisdom to appreciate the journey I can create inside my mind...

Monday, December 04, 2006

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