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Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta, both done in charcoal.

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Sooo, yesterday I was rushing out the door of my apartment to get to work on time for the fabulous Tuesday morning meeting. I was in my usual “ughhh” sort of morning mood after only being up for about 45 minutes and was thinking… hey, I might only be five minutes late today. Oh wait,  hold the show! My car has a slight lob and I’m about to pull onto the highway. No way, not today, I have a flat tire!

I turn around carefully and drive a short distance back home. My dad and “fix a flat” come to the rescue to no avail. An hour later I stroll into work still barely awake and facing a handful of behavior problems and the Terra Nova test. WAKE UP!!! I started giving fast directions while sipping on coffee. We were ready in no time. One problem solved.

AAA put the spare tire on my car and I go to the car dealership today to get the tire fixed, plugged, or patched. I’m leasing so I’m hoping for something cheap.

While waiting and very tired from staying up far too late last night watching American Idol, I notice how many men are using the bathroom. The door squeaks over and over again. Wow, these guys are quick! Don’t they wash their hands? I start timing them…. wow, one minute flat! He definitely did not wash his hands. Next guy, one minute – 15 seconds, another guy with dirty hands.

Guy after guy enter the bathroom and I’m betting none of them wash their hands. One guy takes about four minutes. He possibly washes his hands.  So, 1 out of 12 guys wash their hands. I must be tired, I’m actually analyzing this.

Seriously though, most females wash their hands and don’t touch anything. Men usually have to I would think? Here comes my service representative… he didn’t use the bathroom while I was sitting here. My tire has a 3-inch slash across the tread, it will be $200 to replace the tire. I’ll be driving on a donut ’til Friday. 😦

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Here are a few portraits I’ve done and scanned in. The top is Apolo Ohno (blurry pic ; ; ) oil painting, Shani Davis – oil painting, Adam Lambert – charcoal, Allison Iraheta – charcoal. Bottom is Kris Allen – charcoal. More coming ;-).

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Oil paintings I was able to take pictures of, most I’ve given away.

This is my first post and first attempt at blogging so we’ll see how it goes! It’s late here in NY and I just finished cleaning up my mess of paintbrushes and towels. I’ve managed to keep myself relatively clean tonight. Usually, I have to check myself thoroughly to see where the paint ended up :x.  So far, so good ;-).

I consider myself to be higly expressive. Most of the time I’m creating something or thinking about something I’d like to create. Painting, drawing, singing, writing, or reading are a few of my favorites. I’m willing to take on most any challenge artistically just to prove that I can, hehe. Believe me, I ‘m always looking for ways to burn off energy!

I come from a family of musicians. My father was in a band for years, he sang like a champ and played the guitar. I used to sing with my dad when I was younger and people would give me tips. My parents always laughed when I would try to give the tips to my dad because I felt that I was stealing his thunder (and money). Of course, he was getting paid. It was his gig, I was just the sideshow!

My brother is also a musician. He writes his own music, much on the electronica lines. He went through many phases with his band from death metal to industrial to synth-pop. I tried singing with him during his death metal phase but that just wasn’t my bag, hehe. My brother doesn’t do much with it lately. He was married recently and has a one year old daughter.

A friend of our family who was once in my brother’s band has recently started up a band again. Perhaps I will be singing again soon ;-).

So, somewhere down the road, after I received a degree in Photography and took pictures for a magazine of national acts, I decided I needed to go to school for something stable. Yes, me of all people… became…. a teacher! Ha! Who would’ve thought? It’s like having 24 children for 10 months a year…crazy. I’ve never stopped being creative but teaching did put a slight damper on my passion.

Lately, I’ve been inspired to pursue my art again, whatever it may be. In fact, I’m contemplating a move to L.A. in the near future. I’m on an emotional roller-coaster lately because I can’t figure out how I’m going to make that happen by myself without being eaten alive. A few years ago, I spent some time in San Jose and really enjoyed the weather. I wouldn’t miss the snow here at all! I’m up for meeting new people and an adventure. I just don’t know anyone out there, hehe. I’ve sent in my application to the school system in L.A. and need to send in some important documents upon request. We shall see, we shall see…. @.@.

I’ll post some of my art on here. Maybe some one reading this can give me some pointers…. or constructive criticism… or tell me an idea of how I can channel this energy into something that works. Or, maybe you have some guidance to give about L.A.! 😉

Thanks for reading, art will be forthcoming. Have a great day! 😉