Tuesday, July 08, 2008

July 8 - Update and the Mosaic Project

I've been busy and quiet lately! Having fun painting a couple of horses for the Mural Project for Le Cheval ("the horse"). Here is the first of two I've sent off to them, both are acrylics. The panels measure approximately 18" on a side, and the artist must follow the guidelines for value and color to achieve the finished work. Mine was a challenge, but no more so than the others you can see here. Mine are not in place yet... numbers 136 and 216. Perhaps when you get this, the folks in charge will have put it up.
I know that I could not follow the Color System, or pull out the stops to make this painting my own, but I enjoyed the diversion from the other things I've been doing.

One of those things is to radically respond to the gas prices. I bought a smaller transportation vehicle--here's an image of it, complete with the two Teddy Roosevelt terriers, Onslow and Sparky. Getting 70 mpg is great! This was taken in our driveway.

And the other news is that I'm much thinner than what you see there--dropped 18 pounds, and still going. (Hey, that IS a helmet in my lap!!) I highly recommend the book, "Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution" to take the weight off and keep it off. He presents a logical reason why our genetic code makes us unhealthy and chubby as we age. I'm winning, and I hope you will too!

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3 comments:

EquineArtist Blog said...

Hey Elin, we're mural neighbors! I'm panel #137. I'm the front part of the foreleg, and you're the back. Can't wait to see how our panels pair up!

Check your comments on the EquineArtist group blog - you have one about your Rowdy painting.

GNH said...

I think its great you got a scooter. Thinking of getting a Piaggio MP3 myself. I think we'll be seeing more and more of them on the road!

Anonymous said...

The mural is wonderful, and I'll look forward to seeing your work in place. The scooter's great, and the weight loss even better. Love your work! JoAnn