How is everyone doing?
How was Father's day?
Ours was glorious, as our eldest made it home.
I love when that happens.
She does too, I'm sure.
She gets fed and can do laundry.
So, here's what is on my desk:
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
I love this devotional. It hits home every time I open it.
I am continuing with the Lilla Rogers class, Make Art That Sells.
I have moved from seed pods on my desk to...
Yep, you read it right.
This week is all about illustrating for children's books and our subjects are snails.
Did you know they are "on trend" right now?
I was explaining to a friend how this class stretching me.
I have forgotten that I enjoy drawing and sketching. Google Images is my new friend.
I look up snails, cartoon eyes and illustrated eyes. I'm looking and looking at different ideas. I try something, add a little here and there and then try again. There is freedom in moving through the different sketches. None of the "better get it right the first time" stuff going on. Granted, it's a LOT of self talk, but it's good.
A trndy snail?
Every time I photograph what I sketch, I see where it can improve, what can be deleted, moved or added. The eyes here need to stand out a little more. The shell can be rounded a bit more. Different pattern. I do love her personality! I think the shell will need to open and have all kinds of magical things inside. Now you know what I'll be doing at 8 a.m. tomorrow!
Watch out, Justin Bieber, your biggest fan is coming to see you!
These tickets are also on my desk. It's the counter next to the refrigerator, so that counts as my second desk.
Look how excited my eldest is to be going to see Justin Bieber. I think she is more excited than Brenna.
I for one, am practicing my arm wave to "One Less Lonely Girl."
I think it needs work, as the last time the arm wave was used at a concert that was at the Irvine Amphitheater with James Taylor.
Did I really just say that?
This is not on my desk.
It was in my freezer and it's what was left after Father's day.
It wasn't nearly enough and I had to split it with Brenna and Doug. It is supposed to go with the chocolate cake that Brenna and I made him for Father's day. It really has nothing to do with what is on my desk, but I thought the recipe for the (GLUTEN FREE) chocolate layer cake was so good, I'd at least share the cookbook I got it from, by Cybele Pascal, entitled The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook. I would show you a photo of the cake, but it's all gone.
If you want to sign up for the heART Coaching class that will be held at my house, June 29, click on the link on the right side bar.
I wish I could fly all of you out to join us!!!