>2 new sketches

>Tad and I went to see ET at the park. It was quite the family affair. I did this one in my Moleskine journal but I haven’t added any color to it. I may eventually do that.also in my Moleskine journal, I drew the view from my back door…I drew the Portland recycle barrels that we got new, so that will have to count as my EDM challenge draw a trashcan. I like to try and recycle more than I just throw away, anyway, so it’s more fitting.

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>Thanks for the award!

>John and Elaine honored me with this award today. I would love to thank the Everyday Matters community, all those that visit my blog and especially to my mom who always told me I had talent and looked amazed at my latest drawing, and to my boyfriend who puts up with me sketching at odd moments.
Here are the rules for this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you’ve nominated.
6. Write an acceptance speech in the style of the Academy Awards, thanking every body’s mother, father, sister, brother, aunties and uncles and the kitchen staff at your favorite restaurant!

The 7 blogs I’d like to nominate are some of the blogs I’m most inspired by lately:

SouleMama amazing photos; great sewing projects and an inspiration for the kind of mother I’d like to be
Idea Rodeo great ideas, fun blog links, and my really good friend!
Entering Turtle Land great art, nice photos of cat and dog in Tucson (and a good person to know!)
Mundo Lindo inspiration if you’ve ever worked with kids on art projects
Tessas Braces a really cool comic strip that I enjoy reading and have been inspired by
Tommy Kane great artist! man, I wish I could draw like that!
Muddy Clogs hardcore portland gardener that I know I can learn a lot from!
Angry Chicken another great blog full of good sewing projects, and inspiration to be the kind of mother I’d hope to be.

>12 of 12; July 12, 2008

>It’s time for Chad Darnell’s 12 of 12 again!

I totally skipped June 12, so I was pretty glad to remember July 12. This is my first 12 of 12 since moving to Portland.

morning, first thing (once the kettle is on to make coffee in my french press) I put on these flip flops and go outside
put some water in a bucket
and water the plants. (these are some squash.)
morning, with coffee. I am job hunting, so I was sprucing up my resume…sometimes giving it a new format does wonders…or at least that’s what I’m hoping!
afternoon. I got paid! Yay! Well, I got the economic stimulus check which was like a paycheck to me!
afternoon. Mom called to check in on my emotional well being. She reminded me that all will be well. I have enough food to eat, a roof over my head, etc. She’s right. I just really want/need a job so that I can have steady income and feel productive again.
evening. We went to Stickers Asian Cafe and split a dish (which is a very economical way to eat out, by the way. I felt full though I think Tad could have eaten much more.)
We went to the Moreland Theater for the first time. It was built in 1926. We saw the Pixar film, Wall-E. What a great flick! I loved it. It’s amazing how you can feel such empathy for a robot character!
walkin home…
the boy demanded food, first, love always.
and he wanted to see what was going on outdoors (lots of rose petals in the city of roses)
and then he was ready to go back inside.

that was my day, more or less.