Friday, December 30, 2005

week #47-1/2: catching up

While I was baking, I resolved to draw again tonight. Some people do journal pages or morning pages and are diligent about it. I can't deal in the morning and this blog is my journal - usually at night, but sometimes during the day. The drawing thing, however, seems to be something that works best at night for me. Strangely relaxing. So, once again, I am playing catch-up with the assignments on Everyday Matters because I missed the whole year. The weekly drawing criteria for tonight's sketch are threefold +. 1 - Draw a shoe. Practically the only shoes I ever wear. When Jessica got married she said she didn't care what color my dress was, but I was NOT walking down the aisle in my Birkenstocks. 21 - Draw something old, antique or vintage. These are my first pair of Birks. They've gotten wet, had paint splattered on them, and are not only warped but in shreds. I wear them to take out the garbage or go for the mail when it is raining. I cannot part with them. 23 - Draw your foot. Pretty, it's not. But oh, well. 42 - Draw something you are thankful for. I already did this one, but it applies here. This is the "Florida" model and I am thankful that they have not discontinued it because it is the most comfortable strap configuration for my foot. I could not LIVE without my Birks, although I am always barefoot in the house. I have to say, I would know that foot anywhere. Goodnight

11 comments:

Felicity said...

This is great! I think your Birkenstocks look glamourous in this drawing!

Linda said...

Smart girl, combining the challenges here at the end of the year! Nicely done, and I love the comment about your daughter's weddig!

Lin said...

SUPER! I have a pair that I wear outdoors and love them! Inside I wear nothing but my mother's crocheted slippers .. and those, I'm not ready to attempt sketching! GREAT JOB!

Patty said...

neat - i want a pair of birks!
great drawing, love the pink paint on the toes
-patty

Kathleen Marie said...

You are so funny! I'm glad that drawing in the evening tends to relax you. What an added bonus that is for getting into some late night creativity. I love the passion for the Birkenstocks... hee hee!

Lisa Call said...

Nice job!

I still have my first original birks also - they are my garden shoes. Not much left of them but can't get rid of the first pair. Well actually I have every pair - they really never totally wear out.

First question I asked HR before accepting a job offer is "can I wear birks every day?". They look lovely with socks also.

Rayna said...

I put on socks in the winter, if necessary, when I go outside. My children (grown) are mortified. Too bad.
P.S. - I left off the paint stains from the shoes and put them on my toes instead.

gerrie said...

This is a grea drawing. Love the tilt of that one toe!!

Micki said...

great little sketch and what pretty color on those toes!

Helene said...

You'll be doing calculus soon !!!

annabel said...

Hiya haven't checked in for a while because I've been too busy but am catching up on people now. I like your pink toes. Its ages since I've done any drawing - you've inspired me to have a go. lol