I love writing. Every day, bits and pieces of my stories work their way onto the computer screen. Maybe it’s book two. It might be book three. On a rare occasion, I discover details about book four and how it ties to the others.
I jump around a lot.
But what about the rest of the time, when I can’t focus because my daughter is chatting or my son wants attention? That’s where my projects come in. And, like my writing, I can’t foresee my next focus.
What will it be this week? Photography? Sewing? Some useless experiment that looks cool and fascinates me even more than my kids? I’ve always got something going on.
Exhibit One: Digital Painting
A while ago, I decided to teach myself how to digitally paint. I got as far as a sketch before I switched gears to something else. But this weekend, I got back to it and got some color down.
For a first attempt, it’s not too shabby, though not without issues. I showed my husband my progress and his first question was, “why is he orange?” Eh. I was aiming for metallic bronze. It wasn’t until I merged some of the layers that I realized GIMP had a blur tool, which might’ve helped to smooth out the shading. Ah well. The bridge of the nose needs some tweaking, and I just started the lips this morning. That left (the guy’s right) eye is bugging me too.
I hope to finish the lips by next week. For my next painting, I’ll choose a better angle for the face.
Exhibit Two: Lost Toy Adventures
As I started my run with my sis-in-law this past Saturday, I found a tiny figure lying on the sidewalk outside my house. I’ve since dubbed this toy Hero Guy, though his name is Harvey. It started with a few pictures inside my office.
And he’s been traveling with me since.
I have many adventures planned for this little lost toy. Hopefully, I can get his story out in pictures before my interests switch gears again. 🙂
Do you find your interests jumping around a lot? What are all the creative ways you enjoy exploring?
P.S. Thank you for all the hugs and appreciation last week. It was well needed.