Thursday, September 30, 2010

Maura's second project

Ok this is my daughters second project for her drawing class. Both of these pieces are about dealing with Aspergers. Like me she is a typical procrastinator sometimes. But, in her defense she works two jobs and goes to school full time, so when she told me she had a week long project due today and she didn't start until last night I really wasn't surprised.  I think she did a wonderful job especially considering that she did it in a few hours after a very long, full day. Like me she is her own worst critic though and she is quite concerned about it. Especially since the professor said that he expected it to look like she put a week into it. I guess he had a very good idea that she hadn't started yet. She made an A on the first project and says she wishes she hadn't because now she won't feel as good about it if she gets a lower grade. He said it was the only A he gave on the last project, so even more pressure! She is very grade oriented, anything lower than an A and she is very displeased with herself. She just called me to let me know that she was nominated for the Honor Society at George Mason! Yes, I know I'm bragging, but I'm just so darn proud!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

finally some new work

updated 9/29
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Well, I finally got to work a little today, well tonight anyway. Yay! I feel so much better now and I am posting this because I am more likely to get back to it and get it done if I do! I am working on this for Illustration Friday this week. The prompt this week is old fashioned and I'm thinking it's an old fashioned thing to want to run off and join the circus. Thanks for stopping by and baring with me while I have been preoccupied with other things. Your visits and comments mean so much to me!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

my daughters drawing

My daughter is taking a drawing class this semester, so I thought I would post one of her drawings. She's majoring in Political Science and minoring in Chinese, so it's just the one class, but I love to see her drawing. She is a very dedicated student, goes to school full-time and works two jobs. She's pretty amazing; I don't know how she does it all and she does it all very well! Yep, I'm proud.  Thanks for visiting, especially to those of you checking in even though I haven't been posting as often. Sorry, I'm still getting used to high school work again! It's 6:00 pm and I am still sitting here working on prep for tomorrows work. It get's better, I just have to get back into the swing of things. In the mean time I am missing my Wacom!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Something new

My friend Clau had a birthday in August and I did this picture of her daughter for her.  I am working on one of her son too.  I haven't been able to get anything done since last week, so I thought I'd post this. It's just been busy. My husband was home for the holiday weekend. The 4th was my mother-in-laws birthday so we cooked her a big birthday dinner, the kind that takes all day to cook. Then today my husband left town to go on a last minute business trip, I had to take my grandson to the Center for the Visually Impaired for class, which is in Atlanta and it was my son's first day of high school! We home school,  so we didn't get finished today until 5:00pm.  It all made for a really long day, after a long busy weekend. Now, I am looking forward to a little slower pace and a little time to paint : )

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


So, I think I am done with this one. At least for tonight I am.  Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think! I do appreciate what you have to say.  : )