Thursday, February 16, 2006

Vase of Roses

This has been an especially stressful week at work--my secretary left to open her own bookstore (can't wait for that!) . Since it was only she and I handling a very heavy workload, she is missed for her delightful friendship and company as well as the aid she gave me and the program I run. I also had a few run-ins with folks who reneged on their promises, coupled with the general overly busy demands just seemed a bit overwhelming. But today, it was 70 degrees, sun shining, and I'm home -- horray!

This sketch is the first one this week I felt was decent enough to post. (The roses my secretary received for Valentine's Day.) I found that if I'm upset (which I was for the greater part of the week), I simply cannot sketch at all! I could not focus enough to concentrate! And my inability to focus frustrated me further. So while the composition of these roses isn't the best, I was pleased that I 'got over the hump' and could get back to my 'old' self a bit and put my pencil to paper.


Terri said...

Sorry to hear you had a rough week Lin, but sounds like you coped with it as well as you could. I understand about the drawing when you are feeling frustrated. That happens to me too. The real achievement is in the doing and the end product is often secondary in many ways. Well done for sticking with it and actually getting some drawing done! I really like your rose buds. Not easy things to draw and I think you did a great job with them.

Lindsay said...

sorry you had such a hard week! Great drawing.

Teri C said...

Oh Lin, what a lovely painting of the rose! I hope your bad week is over!