Just sent in my application to be an artist for Sing For Hope. You can paint a piano! http://singforhope.org/the-sing-for-hope-pianos/ A little nervous because they may only be looking to have it painted, but I suggested painting and then to cover it in paper mache. I already know how I would seal the paper so it would last, not fall off, and not be toxic. Fingers crossed they chose me!
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I drew a portrait of my friend James upon his passing in August 31, 2011 (wow has it been that long?). It was sudden, unexpected, and impactful on my myself and others. We all reacted differently and we are all still feeling the lose. It has brought us back into each others lives and has bonded us for life (if we weren’t already). I am not saying the way we feel is different than others who have lost friends/family, just sharing how James keeps popping up in my life even as time goes by. And it is in a most pleasant way.
Back to the portrait. So I drew this portrait (more here) and I think it came out nicely. Since then I decided to cut the plain white back ground out and have taped him to a wall in my studio. When I was moving things around in my studio in January I moved him once again and incorporated him into a multimedia collage of sorts. Not sure yet where my portrait will go next, but I do enjoy having my friend smiling at me while I create.
Caller ID is a helpful thing. You know who is calling and when to answer a call. It fills you with different emotions as you see the number/name flash on the screen. Excitement for your beau, a job interview, art gallery, your family. It can also cause the exact opposite. Unfortunately for me it was one of these calls I received early Friday morning.
My phone rang and there was a name of a very good friend. This should of filled me with excitement. Because we have kept in touch, but not via verbal communication. My gut filled with an Ot Oh this is going to be bad news feeling immediately upon reading the Caller ID. Sadly I was correct.
A mutual childhood friend had passed away in their sleep. We all knew he was not doing well, but this was not expected. He didn’t have cancer or a disease that would prepare one for this (not that one is every really prepared for death). And he was young which always makes these things sadder and more upsetting. After the shock wore off I decided to draw his portrait.
With millions of fond memories of my friend one event immediately jumped out. 11years ago we went on a road trip for an entire week. It was something that he had expressed happiness for in one of the last emails he sent me. I have a lovely picture of him smiling right at the camera. That is the picture I have chosen to draw. Below is the beginning of my drawing. I believe he would like that I am drawing his portrait, the image I have chosen, and how it is coming out.
So I mailed off the canvases on my morning walk to work. Now it is time to wait and see which one they choose. Does anyone have any predictions?
So Shannon got two sketchbooks (presumably a mistake of Art House) and I still had none. So she gave me her spare. I started it.
Then I checked my PO Box this morning. You know that my sketchbook was finally there waiting for me. ha ha Oh well. At least I have a bit of time to do something with it before I have to send it back.
Pictures to follow soon………..
So I didn’t check my PO box yesterday at lunch. I am glad I didn’t for this morning there was still no sketchbook. No note, no nothing. Well there was a letter from my auto insurance, but nothing I wanted.
Maybe tomorrow. And no I didn’t move my car yet. At least I have dinner to look forward to with my friend Gene Wisniewski.
This morning I forced myself to get up early and run some errands. One was to check my PO Box for the elusive sketchbook. A friend of mine received hers on Saturday, so I figured mine was waiting in the box. Or at least a note telling me to ask for it at the desk. Alas I was wrong, but not severely disappointed for I had found a great parking spot right outside the post office. I spot I could leave my car in all week if I wanted. Okay really just till Friday, but in this town that is like finding the golden ticket! So I will venture back over to my PO box either later today or tomorrow.
Maybe the sketchbook is there right now. I will also move my car before Friday. I have stuff to do! Art to make! People to meet up with! Although I have no real reason to move my car, other than I like it closer to home, I will move it. Eventually.