The tree is down. Tree man Dan made good on his promise to make yesterday up to me. He returned today with ALL his good stuff and went to it. He spent all day with me, only me. AND *looks around paranoidly* HE BROUGHT A FRIEND! I'm not angry with him anymore.
Meanwhile, Magnum and I watched a movie. Water for Elephants. I read the book a few months ago. I honestly don't read much fiction, but I picked up that book and surprised myself by finishing it. I recommend them both.
Often, when I see a movie I like, I get an urge to draw one of the characters. It's like a taunt to me "Come on, Abby. Let's see what you've got! Just TRY to capture the essence of this character, I triple dog dare you!"
When I watch a movie, I really study the faces. I get caught up in the unspoken "dialogue", and the good actors (along with direction and lighting, etc.) can really say a lot. Sometimes they scream without making a sound.
So now, I am resisting the urge to draw Robert Pattison's "Jacob". I'm resisting because I'm a non-conformist. Ever since he was cast as the beautiful Edward for the Twilight saga, everybody and their grandma has been doing portraits of him. Search "Robert Pattison Art Portrait" on Google images and see what happens. It's almost as bad as searching "Johnny Depp Art Portrait", but not quite.
I won't draw him either. Not today anyway.