No makeup, early morning still not awake, no caffeine, no glasses = glazed, faraway look.
Plus Photoshop: blemishes cloned away, luminosity layer to even out skintone. Sepia layer over colored layer with sepia cutout at eyes and with an erasure opacity over mouth.
So, I'll be 43 in 15 days. Huh. In some ways it seems like my life is just beginning. I have my artwork, my son is a senior in High School. In other ways, however, I am a supporter of the medieval lifespan. Life is hard and I am just one small cog in the wheel of humanity. I try to make my life count for something. But the more I try, the more I see how human (faulty) I actually am. I am just not that good, not that special, not that important. So, I plug away and do what I can - which to be perfectly honest isn't much. But what is the alternative.
"It's be best time of your life, if you only knew it."
A very successful show! Thank you to all who stopped by my booth.
I remember the first show I had, I was so nervous! Now, after just 3 under my belt, it is much easier. I know the tent arrangement and I know what pre-planning will really help out. I still have much room for improvement. My plan, though, is to just go slow and steady. I have enough to purchase more paper and woodblock now. This always should be fun and not a chore, so I don't think I'll be adding anymore shows for awhile.
Just two more shows this year!
Midwest Museum of Natural History:
July 17th - Sycamore, IL
Bliss Bead Studio and Gallery
July 19th - August 4th - DeKalb, IL
July 22nd - Opening Reception 6-9 pm