Tuesday, November 20, 2012

holiday blog break

Hi everyone-

I''m not sure if I do or don't have any regular followers out there, but if I do, I know I owe you this post!  I have fallen off the blogging wagon the last few weeks, and I'm sorry to say it looks like I'm going to be off the wagon probably until after New Years.  Yikes!

School has been really busy recently, and I know it's going to stay that way for 3 more weeks.  It's been so busy I've been forgetting to take pictures of my projects to show you!  Darn it. 

And then Christmas is coming!  And I get reaaaallllyyy busy with planning, making, and buying gifts for my family and in-laws!  I take it very seriously :)  (I just love giving gifts- sometimes I get so excited to watch someone open my gift I about have a heart attack in anticipation.)

I hope to post here and there in the coming weeks.  Actually just typing this post made me really miss it!  So... maybe I'll be back sooner than I thought... ;)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

fall colors + a train and a bridge

Hi guys!

A few weeks ago, we had an assignment to draw a landscape using gray paper and charcoal.  We had to use the same techniques as in my pumpkin drawing.

I had a couple ideas of what I wanted to draw, but I decided to drive around for a while to check out some spots and see if anything caught my eye.  I knew I would be spending a few hours outside doing this, and wanted to find something good! 

Look what I found! 

How beautiful was this spot?  This awesome bridge goes across the Mississippi River downtown.  I saw this view as I was driving and probably about wrecked my car as I was looking around to see if there was anywhere I could park to get out and draw. 

I ended up sitting in this little grassy median, right as cars were making their way up the ramp onto the bridge.  I'd say approximately five million people passed me on that Saturday afternoon, and each one was wondering what the heck I was doing.  If I happened to be looking up as they passed, we definitely made eye contact as they craned their necks to check the crazy girl out.

But honestly, I could not pass up that gorgeous yellow tree, the train which Andy loves, and the way the shape of the bridge cascades into the distance.  Love!

Here's how it turned out.

And a side by side, or up and down, for my mom again :)

I don't think I nailed it as much as my pumpkin drawing, but I really like it anywho. 

Has anyone else been out driving around to soak up the last bit of fall before winter strikes?

Oh, and P.S. Trick or treat night was freezing this year!  We had easily only half as many kids as last year!  Did anyone's plans get ruined because of the cold weather?

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