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Saturday, August 23, 2008


Finally I fell in love with some of the tools in my drawing class. We used soft pastels today. I fell in love with how they glided across the paper, and how you could blend them with your fingers. This picture of a baby wild cat is the result of an hour and a half of working with soft pastels. Not perfect work, but it was enough progress for me to know i will be working with pastels again. :)

Looks for a sale on a soft pastel kit......

9 comments:

Mary said...

Oh wow I love it, you did a fantastic job. What a talent you have, it shows in your work...way to go..

Im finally back blogging, was away on holidays with hubby for 2 weeks, and didn't realize how long its been since I was blogging. I did manage to write 4 poems while we were driving, just posted a new one.take care..Mary

Mike Golch said...

Nice job. hugs and blessings. Mike G, said that!

'Tart said...

I love it!

I'll send you a coupon I got in email from a Local Craft Store!
Love,
Tart

Hopefulsl said...

Cool Sis!!!
I really like it, and it made me think of Our oldest sis when i saw.
Look forward to more.....
Lot Of Love,
Stacy-Brat

(((((HUGS)))))

Tracy said...

Mike, Mary, Tart and Stacy,

Glad you enjoyed the pic. It is amateurish, but something about it i really like. Its not to bad for a first time shot at drawing an animal. :) Add the fact that when i paint in a classroom situation I tend to not produce very good work, due to I work best when i paint alone, its not to bad... lol. I can hardly wait for when i get pastels, and alone time to see what I do! Grins. Tart ty for the coupon, you rock gf!

'Tart said...

Hey! You are welcome! Always glad to help and you really did a beautiful job on this baby bob cat! I can't wait to see what you do in the future as well.:):):)
Love,
Tart

keepers said...

we have several keepers who love working with the pastels so we can understand your feelings about working with them, good luck and continued joy in your art!

peace and blessings

keepers

Wanda's Wings said...

Very nice work. I never tried them before. I may just have to give them a try.

Tamara said...

Tracy,

Beautiful work. I LOVE pastels. I did a picture of my dog once. It is so fun getting your fingers in them!

The paintings by your niece and nephew are wonderful. They have real talent but you must also be a fantastic teacher.

I am very sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I hope that they figure out what is up and can treat it so that he can be healthy very soon. He is in my prayers.

Very sorry to hear that you are so overwhelmed and worn out. It is understandable though. You have a lot on your plate. I agree that mothering is a full-time job and working on top of that is a lot. It sounds like you ARE working full-time and being a full-time mother. You are right, you definitely need and deserve some Tracy time!

Hope you get it very soon.

Hugs,
Tamara