Thursday, May 1, 2014
My Life in Art Lynn Cohen
Our new teacher for the week at Sketchbook Skool is Jane La Fazio. I drew her and Danny Gregory as he introduced her on a video for her classes. I wasn't expelled from the skool for doing this so I guess it was okay. The black border is a bleed through from the previous page from black markers. I decided to use them rather than lose the pages.
And she's about using grids. So I sort of did here. But you can't tell as I erased all the pencil lines and only left the grid lines at the bottom of the page. I am nothing if not rebellious. I rather like my red cabbage and half eaten strawberry!
We had a difficult visit to my dear Uncle Harry and Aunt Mimi this past week. Mimi is now on hospice care, which means she is dying we just don't know how long it will take. The caretakers are terrific. They call her by name, they tell her what they are doing to her (when they come to change her, which is what I saw, and straightening her sheets). I don't know how much she realizes is happening or being done to her. She did open her eyes and saw me. I thought I saw her smile.
We took Harry for a walk outside, it was a sunny lovely day and he enjoyed that. He is beyond sad. I don't know how you sit next to your dying wife of so many years and survive day to day???
He kept asking me how long does it take to heal? He goes back and forth in terms of understanding what is going on. I imagine that helps some. I feel so bad for him. I miss my aunt too.
I took two photos and drew from them when I got home. It helped me process my feelings.
... and Henry is always a comfort. I drew him last night as he lay on my chest, noses all but touching. A difficult angle for drawing, and that's why he looks like someone else not himself. But he said it was okay.
It's just been a harder than usual week.
I'll link these to Paint Party Friday and look forward to your visits and comments. Thank you for coming by, it's so much appreciated.