So! My brother commissioned me to render a photo of him and his wife on their wedding day into a drawing, and here are the fruits of my labor after about 3 days of work. (Okay, it was kinda spread out. But still.)
This was the first time I tried to draw using graphite and Prismacolor pencils. In the past the graphite base sketch would blend with the color and turn it a muddy color, but through carefully erasing the base sketch before filling in with the color I managed to avoid any muddiness this time around. XD
Hence, I am pleased with this picture.
On to other subjects...I'm sure you people have noticed my comment about being busy and distracted on my front page.
Simply put, this week and part of the last I have been working for the farrier again. This usually involves being out all day in the cold and alternately shivering and sweating while pulling shoes/rasping hooves/'finishing' shoes/etc. And it's been awesome.
(Today I was thinking while taking a brief break from wrestling a shoe off, and wondered what exactly I found so awesome about quivering from exertion, dripping with sweat, and hanging onto the feet of cantankerous horses. I honestly don't know what I love so much about it yet. So I'll be getting back to you on that. XD)
The only not-awesome part is the fact that my foot got stepped on by a horse today, and while at the time it didn't hurt toooo bad (okay, I lie, it hurt like the very dickens and made me cry >.<) I was at least able to walk/limp on it with a minimum of pain. But after coming home and taking my boots and socks off I found that it was bruised, scraped, and swollen, and yesterday I could hardly walk on it. Sigh. Occupational hazard, I s'pose. (This morning I CAN walk on it, but I'm wearing slippers to work so I don't put it under any more undue stress)
On a more awesome note, I am now able to pull shoes off of a horse. *pumps fist* In the past three days I've pulled 18 shoes, and consequently my forearms and wrists are dying. But it's a satisfactory sort of dying. :p
So between working for the farrier, at the gym (occasionally--usually when Will is at rehearsals), cleaning houses, and generally being insanely busy I haven't had time to sit down and breathe, much less update here. But the weekend is coming up, and along with it an opportunity to sit and actually relax. Ahh.
But I still love my job. XD
I'm also rather distracted where Mr. G is concerned...we're counting down the days until I go down to Florida. (46 days to go! 8D) To say that I'm looking forward to going is the understatement of the year...I'm going to be there for two weeks, and already we've got so much planned and potentially planned that I have no idea how we're going to get it all done.
So far I've heard plans for going to the beach, attending Barberville (two days, complete with dancing and an insane amount of music), watching movies, going to a county fair, being there for Mr. G's 21st birthday (he sounds so young! *sobs*), going out to eat, visiting a Le Crueset outlet, Easter, ice skating, and more beach.
It's going to be awesome trying to get everything done. *happeh sigh*
Your blissfully happeh hostess,