I heard a bit of Viola Davis' acceptance speech from the Screen Actors Guild awards on the radio on my way back from dropping off the boys at school. She said, amongst other things; "Dream big and dream fierce!" I LOVE that. I'm still playing with faces. I have a bit of experimentation going on here with the big eyes. I'm not sure I like that stylized feature very much. She was fun none-the-less.
Yesterday was my 43rd birthday. I have no problem with admitting to my age. I think part of it is because no one believes me when I say I'm in my 40's. They think I'm younger. And another part of it is having young children, they keep me young. I play games, I color and I feel younger than my years. And I'm just grateful for life in general. I try really hard not to sweat the small stuff. My cake has eight candles on it. One for each decade, one for each year and an extra one for good luck. In my family, we have always added an extra candle to the birthday cakes for good luck. It's kind of a silly tradition.
I went to another figure drawing session this morning. I'll journal about that later to complete the spread. I had an embarrassing moment there. I was moving my stuff to a different table and my box of supplies fell and spilled all over the floor. I felt like such a newbie. Broken charcoal and conte crayon all over the place. HA!