Well, here we are, back in The Salt Mines of Dean Health Systems. It has been a very slow day, as Sundays most often are, which has afforded me some time to draw. I took up Puppetcancer
's little challenge of drawing a Hopi mask with the focus of the mask being Greek mythological creatures/gods/goddesses/monsters. For the first mask, I chose Medusa, and let me tell you, I had a great deal of fun drawing her, and if I do say so myself, she turned out really well. I think she is instantly recognizable, (how do you NOT recognize a woman with snakes for hair?!), and I also feel I held close to the Hopi mask style, just using something from somewhere else as the subject. I have since decided I am going to color it, (I was on the proverbial fence about it while emailing John - Babe, I'm gonna do it, but I hope you'll preview/critique/edit it for me, please n' thank you!), but I have two color scheme ideas in my head; the first is going to be dark, semi-muted purple and blue with acid green and dark green for the snakes. The second is with traditional "more Hopi-like" colors that you'd see on their masks. I'm thinking peach, mint green and white. I already added the black where it's needed in the holes for the eyes and mouth of Medusa and her snake locks. I'm really excited to get home and work on this, I'll post the lineart here, too, should anyone express interest in seeing it.
My slow Sunday also gave me some time to peruse DemeterFragrance.com, my favoritest of favorite perfume dealers. (It sounds like "drug dealers," which is kind of apt, their products are as addictive as crack!) They have two new scents I purchased; one is called Linen, which I got in a roll on oil tube, the other is -- get this -- Mr. Bubble bubble bath scented perfume spray. How cool is THAT!? I love love LOVE Mr. Bubble, I still use it today, screw my age, thirty-two year olds can still take bubble baths with kids' bath products, darn it! (I gave up the bath toys, though, but I still use Mr. Bubble, straight up, and I will when I'm ninety as well!) I'm super excited about that one. Lastly, I ordered a roll on oil tube of Mojito, which is lime/mint scented, just like the drink, as you all know. That one was purchased more for John than myself, he likes lemon/lime fragrances and I try to wear stuff that I think he might like because I'm an awesome girlfriend like that.
I bought two others a long while back for him, too, that I wear in his presence that he likes in Lemon Meringue and Banana Flambee. I hate bananas. I must seriously love the man if I'm willing to don a banana scented perfume for him! (And I do love him. Love that man like NO other on this floating rock known as "Earth." I hate to sound cliche, but John is the male Mandi. He's the male equivalent of me. I absolutely ADORE him!)
Also, and I don't know if this is necessarily bad, I forgot my monthly sobriety anniversary for the month of April, which is understandable, given I was on my way to see John that day and there was precious little on my mind besides him. (Like usual, y'know?) As such, I bought myself a sterling silver ring with an edelweiss flower on it from Germany on etsy.com. It's super pretty, rustic looking but subtle. It's on the larger side, a thick band, but it's not overkill. I didn't have a reason for purchasing that ring other than "it's my anniversary for being clean, and I like the ring." So... I bought it for myself. I guess I just have a tendency to spoil me, which I'm totally fine with. I'm not positive when the edelweiss ring will show up, but I'll be really excited for it when it does, so much so that I might gnaw the postman's hand off trying to get at it. Look out, Postman!
And that's about all that's going on in my life right now. I may write some more later, considering if work is still this slow or slower.
God love you like I do!