This week's theme at Illustration Friday is VANITY. I ask you - what could be more vain than a quote and self portrait of myself in all my angsty glory?
Life has been so busy lately that whenever I finally sit for a minute to draw or paint all that seems to come out is cranky stuff. Today is my day off so I've started it out right by having Chocolate Cherry Cake for breakfast. Maybe cheerful pics fueled by chocolate will come out of me today. . . only time will tell.
Are you much of a camper? I've not done much camping in my life but when my brothers and I were young we camped on a farmer's land. It was real "roughing it" - no water, electricity, campsites - no nothing. Just us and nature. The food was gritty and our faces were dirty but it was fun! Looking back I'm sure it wasn't so much fun for our moms - looking after wild kids running through the woods, cooking/cleaning in the most primitive of conditions and ALL the work before/after getting ready and then unpacking once we were home.
We've had it easy as adults. Corey's sister Jen/family live in Seattle and they have all the best camping equipment. When we've camped with them it has been a blast. When you are in a forest in the Pacific Northwest and your dinner is toasted bread with Brie, fresh cherries and a glass of wine - and your breakfast is eggs, bacon and a latte made with a tiny propane tank - camping life is good!
BTW - this girl had a too long face - my usual problem - so I chopped her and moved her face closer together - she's like the Frankenstein Camper now. LOL!