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.