Monday, April 12, 2010

Grumpy Cat

“With a short dash down the runway, the machine lifted into the air and was flying.  It was only a flight of twelve seconds, and it was uncertain, wavy, creepy sort of flight at best; but it was a real flight at last and not a glide.”
–Orville Wright, first flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft

Grumpy Kitty
5.5″ x 7.5″ Watercolor

This is my friend, Mary’s cat.  When Mary saw this, she said, “Beth you made Caroline look like she was saying “Are you still after me with that thing.” ” (the camera) :)
I sketched the cat with pencil, then painted all the leaves in, using just the brush.  It looked intimidating, but it was way fun!  I painted Caroline after all the leaves were done.    I really enjoyed doing this, painting the leaves willy-nilly.  I just made sure to paint them smaller as they got farther away.  I also tried to give the forward leaves a little more detail.
“Faith is the main ingredient that combats fear.  As long as faith is bigger than your fears, you will always triumph.”
Marcy Blochowiak, from No Glass Ceiling, Just Blue Sky – A Woman’s Guide to Building Great Teams

If the winds stay down, I am taking my first flying lesson after work today!  I’m a little nervous, but totally excited!  That’s why I posted the flying quote and the fear quote.  I am so lucky, as a 53 year old woman, to have the opportunity to learn how to fly.  Life just couldn’t be better!  (Picture me wiggling my butt)  :)

Marcy Blochowiak is CEO Marketing Director with World Financial Group, a member of the Aegon Group. WFG is a financial services marketing company headquartered in Duluth, GA with offices worldwide. She is also a co-founder of the company’s “Women’s Initiative,” a bold strategy for maximizing the unprecedented opportunity women now have.
Marcy leads her organization by example and her philosophy is simple. People want to duplicate success. Give them a master copy worth duplicating. Be the best you can be. Lead from the front.
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