Thursday, February 28, 2013

1940s Jess; Re-naming help!

I'm to summon all .2 of you reading my blog to my aid.  
I have a Jess.  She's perfect.  Gorgeous hair, lovely eyes, spectacular sense of humor, but...she begged for a new name.  She feels that this one is unsuitable for her life ahead with me.  

Unfortunately, I do have a bit of a problem when it comes to new girls.  I feel as though I simply must give them a new name, even if I like their original one, or else they aren't really mine.

Silly?  Probably.  

Tillie came over to check her out.
Still, it's a fact I can't change.  

Really, the more I look, the more I adore.  
You too?
What a surprise. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

December Baby, my Drawing

You all really know how to make me giddy.  I logged on and discovered I had two more followers!  Huzzah!  Time for a celebratory post.
Yes, well, I've been drawing lately.  
When I was 4, I discovered colored pencils, and the wonder of how precise they were compared to crayons.  Then I graduated to a No 2. Pencil when I turned 8, learning that when you color in pictures, the masterpiece loses some of it's classic style.  
Now, I use my finger.  Smudging is really quite useful, and fingers are the best way to go.  

I finished this drawing yesterday evening.  My Grammie is showing my aunt and uncle their baby sister  for the first time; 1950s.
This was more of a challenge than I had originally considered.  Drawing random people is easy; drawing faces you know like the back of your hand is not.  Still, it turned out well.  I especially loved sketching their coats and hats.  The styles back then were so perfect, and I love the fabric of my Grammie's coat.  

I need a coat, and a hood, just like that.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Re-Enacting at The Fort

                         Tomorrow I'll be venturing out into the 1850s.  Sound fun?  Yeah, it is.
Lately I've gotten into historical re-enactment at "The Fort." 

Tomorrow I'll be giving a tour of the kitchen while in character.  It should be quite entertaining for everyone watching...  

 But really, there's nothing else is like it.  I learn so much about life from back then.  

  And I'm lucky enough to be a part of it.  To be a part of the people there with me.