Denis’ birthday was April 18. I had a present for him, but hadn’t sent it yet. Yesterday it finally got to him, so I can write about it.
During Lent, I have my seventh graders do a Lenten Pledge – they choose some bad habit to stop doing, or choose some good habit to start doing. I always do something during Lent too. This year, I said I was going to paint with water colors a little each day.
I didn’t paint each day, but I did paint more than I had been doing before Lent. I decided to try another cat, since I had some success with Lloyd and Lauren’s cats. This time I did Gus. Brent took a picture of him a couple of years ago that I have hanging behind my desk at school. I used that to paint from.
It took me a while to get his face painted. Lloyd and Lauren’s cat picture was from farther away, so there was less detail. Mixing colors is interesting. I sometimes had a hard time getting what I wanted, and sometimes what I came up with was done by accident.
I think it came out pretty good though, so I’m putting it into the memory archive:
My List includes painting a portrait. I meant of a person, but maybe I’ll make a note there.