Sunday, February 1, 2009

a 41 degree heatwave

Almost a breath of fresh air today- I wanted to open the windows but didn't dare. The sunshine coming in the windows helped lift my mood a little- as did spending some time with some dear friends, and attending a reading by the lovely Lisa Forrest at The Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The days have an edge to them though. My littlest cat, MacKenzie is still not well and I don't know what's wrong with her. Her glands are swollen and her teeth are a mess. She goes back for more surgery on Tuesday. I'm at my wits end with this thing. Think good thoughts for her, okay? She's a very sweet kitty...

I've been distracting myself by researching the relationship of drawing to writing. My friend Edric asked me to be the guest lecturer in his literature class later this month. I'm going to give a talk on the various types of line and the uses of positive and negative space. I put drawing and writing into a search engine and came up with this site that had some interesting images on it.

I wanted some pieces to share with the students and then I'm leading them in a sort of workshop on introductory drawing. I think it'll be fun.

And since its Sunday, its time for another list of happy things.

1. a long talk with my dad
2. a potluck with friends
3. sunshine after so many gray days


queercat said...

Seriously, have your vet check for bartonella if s/he hasn't already. It messed up Fray's mouth--she had a secondary inflammation caused by the blood infection. It causes wacky auto-immune responses, so the gums get really inflamed and the teeth are attacked at the roots. Once she was treated for it, her mouth healed by itself--no extractions!

joAnn said...

yay for sunshine!