On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Furry box turtle

I shifted from doors to box turtles but maybe I should shift back again! This box turtle is looking up like a bird with soft fur.... or maybe one who lost the battle.

There was a weak sun most of today, enough to shock us all. A new storm is forecasted for tomorrow. I have no plans for Saturday, a blessing in itself. It means I don't have to set the alarm, I can stay in my jammies for as long as I choose, and I can do a lot of nothing and enjoy every moment of it. Don't you just weekends like that?

2 comments:

  1. Barbara,
    Reptiles have scales and scales are generally hard and can be somewhat shiny when the light hits them. So you'd want to create a texture like that. I'm not sure you can add it at this point, other than lightly indicating the scales and the slight shadow where the scales intersect/overlap. Kate Johnson's book Drawing and Painting from Nature has a drawing of a box turtle in it that might be helpful. If you don't have it you might try getting it from the library.

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  2. Hi Karen -- Thank you so much for your comments. I'm signed up for Kate's new class and am gradually collecting all her books. Thanks for the suggestion. - Barbara

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