I am excited about my newest drawing which does not have a proper name, so Lobster Shack is it’s working name. It’s a pen and ink and colored pencil piece. This piece is all me, none of my teacher is in it, which I am very proud of. My drawings take a long time, so I will post the WIP pictures as I progress, but don’t expect the finished project to be done quickly. I’m just not that fast.
You may be looking at this post in your email and are wondering who this Monique chick is. I’m the person behind Losing A Person and Finding Myself. I’ve changed the name to my name and the blog is still about weight-loss, yes, but also about writing, art, cooking, and books as you’ve seen over the past few months. And since I am a writer, I have to build my platform around my brand, and that’s me. So, pleased to meet you and thanks for following me!
Weight Loss Tip:
Two snack ideas:1. Freeze grapes 2. Take two graham crackers and use cool whip as a filling. Freeze for an “Ice cream sandwich”
Writing and Art:
This day has been about research about writing. Not a lot of actual writing going on, but the day is not over yet, I say with hope. As for my art classes, I am now doing two pictures at once, breaking my “rule” of finishing one thing before starting a new thing. The first picture is a tree with mushrooms growing out of its bark. The picture is from a blog calles Patterns Of Nature. It’s being done in pen and ink (new for me) and colored pencil. There is a lot of tree bark and it gets monotonous to work on, so my teacher said to start another one and work both of them. The new one is a lobster shack on the beach in Cape Cod. It too is a pen and ink with colored pencil. I know artists publish pictures of their work unfinished, but I am not comfortable with that at this stage of the game. Maybe down the road I’ll take some pics.
As for my essay, I am having people read it and am gathering input and critiques. I’ll make revisions as necessary, then I’ll leave it be for a month and go back to it to see how it looks then. I have the time, so I might as well use it. So far the response has been good. It elicits a strong reaction in some, and a favorable reaction from all so far. I just wish I could put it on this blog, but I can’t. It would then be considered published and it has to be unpublished. (I may have mentioned this in a previous post).