Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Glass Castle

Did you ever read a book and keep thinking about afterwards? This is how I feel about "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. She tells the story of her life growing up with two irresponsible parents who should not have had children. It's amazing she made something out of her life with the start she had. She tells her story with love and I enjoyed it immensely.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Shell Grouping

My friend will be giving a group of my shell paintings to her mom and dad for their anniversary. Before I gave them to her, I copied them first and made a few changes to my next grouping (shown above). I really loved to paint the egg shell. I used a Q-tip to speckle the shell. There's always a moment of panic when I think I've blown it -- but then it eventually works out.