Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Catching up...

I'm finalizing the last of the pencil portraits for Christmas gifts. I've done more pencil portraits in the last two months than I have done in recent years.

It's been a bit of a challenge as I was sick with sinusitis/bronchitis some of the time, then kids were sick with colds in rotation, to top all this fun off, 3 year old Little Guy fell face first on the driveway one afternoon. He looked awful - his nose and forehead were bruised and scraped. (I took him to the doctor the next day -luckily, he's fine). All that injury just because he wanted to beat me to the mailbox!

So I've had grand ideas of posting to this blog every day, but it hasn't been happening. However, thankfully everyone is now well and I'm starting to turn my mind toward cleaning the house (it's a wreck since I've been spending more time drawing!) and what kind of yummies we want to have for Christmas dinner.

3 comments:

letti said...

Busy moms are always excused :) Thanks for dropping by and your congratulations. It's an exciting time, for sure. I know I can't wait for April to come, so we can finally hold him in our arms, but at the same time, i'm enjoying being pregnant.. there's just so much going on! :)

Amy said...

From a fellow portrait artist with kids at home, do you have any tips on how you manage and keep everything in balance? I'm finding it a bit of a challenge sometimes. You make it sound so easy!! And your work is beautiful!

Amy Childree

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Amy, I have info pages on Squidoo here that might help. It is really hard while the kids are little. I spend a lot of time drawing late at night, but it's getting harder to do that as I get older! Luckily the kids will all be in school soon.

 

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