I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mountain Analysis

I've been looking at my mountains lately and trying to figure out what I can do to improve. Seems that a few of them (especially the ones that I recently posted) slightly resemble the pyramids of Egypt. Oops.

Then again, they used to look like big fat slices of coconut cream cake, so at least I'm moving up in the world. Pyramids aren't really what I'm going for, however, so it's time for reanalysis.

My conclusion is that I'm trying too hard. I am kinda OCD when it comes to things looking symmetrical. I say kinda because I don't believe I'm that bad. But it's enough to notice, so I think I will attempt to address the issue next time I tackle a mountain range.

I hate that I had to cancel my November classes. I'm having to drop two paintings that I really wanted to do. I guess I can always do them next year. In December, I plan to teach a super-duper snowy painting...can't remember the name or number off the top of my head, but it's one that only uses white, black, and blue. I think it will be a good way to end the year. It will be my 12th class, and two of my students (who have attended every class) will receive Joy of Painting certificates. I decided to give my returning students an attendance certificate once they complete their 12th class, so that will be a neat little thing for them. We'll probably have cake too. Another returning student will probably get his certificate in January. I love my students...have I said that already? I've heard horror stories from others about their classes, and I thank the good Lord that I have been so lucky. I have had nothing but good times as a student and as a teacher. I sure wish it paid the bills, but I love it nonetheless.

Well it's going on 4:30am so I guess I'm gonna wrap things up for now. Until next time, I leave you with coconut cream cake:

Hahahahaaaaaa! I thought this mountain was awesome when I first did it. Then a couple months later, I looked at it again and was like "What the heck, dude? It looks like CAKE!"