Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


After many happy years of relaxing on his heat rock and eating hand-delivered crickets, my little brother's leopard gecko, Thunderbolt, has passed away. Landen bought Thunderbolt with birthday money when he turned four... He will turn 20 in February. Who knew geckos lived so long? Certainly not my mother, when she authorized the purchase...

Because of Thunderbolt, I believe I will always find crickets to be one of the more frightening insects. His food supply was inexplicably adept at escaping, and inevitably found their way into my bedroom. Even after we moved. Creepy things.

Hmm. We have a lot of pets.

Well. One less now.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I have really enjoyed sketchbooking this past week. Thank you animation class for making me do it.

Also... I gave blood today. I like how they tell you your exact time afterward. Makes it kind of competitive. I came in under five minutes. The guy next to me was over seven. So... Talent.

Saturday, January 09, 2010


A forgotten study from last last semester... I didn't end up using this one for an illustration, but I like it. It's my first plein-air cityscape! Downtown Provo, I think it's an old car dealership.

Ah. I want to go plein-air painting again. Anyone else?

Monday, January 04, 2010

It's winter.

These are the last assignment from landscape class last semester. For the illustration this time we were allowed to use for reference anything from pictures we took on a trip up Provo Canyon. I chose a snowy path... and I happened to be listening to The Witch of Blackbird Pond on CD that week, so...

And the in-class plein-air painting of Mt. Nebo:

And now it's winter semester. I am not a fan of the first week of class. Too many decisions. It was really nice to go home.


100th post, by the way. exciting.