No, I promise, I'm not going to sing that horrible song.  It's more like...running through fields of daisies with "Chariots of Fire" playing mysteriously in the background.  That's the kind of giddy feeling this particular Friday gives me.  Why? Because I have one test left to take this week and then I'm free until Monday!  I have a little bridle to do and then hopefully I'll be able to get most, if not all, of my Show for the Cure donation done. 

Last semester I balanced 3 classes (9 credit hours) and a 20hr/week part time job in addition to responsibilities at church.  I eventually fell into a comfortable routine, but there wasn't much time for creative endeavors and I finished the semester mentally drained.  My unique financial situation forced me to take just two classes this semester, and I was really frustrated at first.  Maybe I need this break, though.  I was bordering on burnt out last semester and it took half of my break to get myself back on track. 

While taking just 6 credit hours puts me behind my goal, I have time to breathe.  I really goofed around this week, and I still have nearly all of my homework done plus have had time to draw and read a little bit.  This could be a really productive semester!

I don't have tack pictures (yet!), so here's a quick look at what I've been sketching.  People are NOT my strong point, so I'm really trying to focus on getting them right.


  1. I'm glad you're able to find a balance so you don't get burned out- that's no good in the long term.

    And wow, if drawing people isn't your strong suit, I can only imagine how good your other drawings are. That person on the left is so lifelike!

  2. Ditto that! (he reminds me a lot of William Hartnell who played the First Doctor in Doctor Who!

    Gah, as soon as you mentioned *that* song, it came into my head and won't leave! *shakes fist at*

  3. I'm sorry, Christine! Think happy "Chariots of Fire" thoughts instead, okay?

    Thanks for the compliments, ladies! Those are both *unusually* good efforts. Still, I've had to draw, erase, and redraw the guy's eye so many times that I'm afraid I'm going to wear out the paper. Both drawings are heavily referenced, the left being David Duchovny and the right Gillian Anderson (fangirl, much?). I prefer to think of the guy on the left as Mulder, but the photo is of Duchovny as Hank Moody.