Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One Step At A Time

I hope you are all having a good week. Mine has been mixed so far.

Monday, I attended my first Job Seeker meeting and met some other folks who have lost their jobs. I met a couple of women who I especially liked and we have e-mailed each other with useful information.

I also learned of free classes the community colleges are offering to those of us who lost their jobs. I've registered for a class this Friday and a few others in November - all of which will be informative and helpful.

I haven't heard a word on my last interview, so it has vanished like the others I suppose. All I can do is keep trying. I've applied for some great State Government positions - one of which is in the mountains - but it will take them a long time to act. In the mean time, the clock is ticking on my financial situation.

I've been wanting to paint again, and also try my hand at drawing on muslin to nurture my soul. Inspired by this book I bought a while back
and Michelle Palmer's art, here is my first attempt.



The shading isn't accurate, but overall I'm quite pleased with it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it now - maybe just sew it onto a piece of fabric and make a collage or something.

I'm really just a frustrated artist at heart! If I got the job in Black Mountain, I'd be in heaven! It's an artist community and I can just see myself working during the day and creating in the evenings and sell my things in some local shops. Talk about bliss!!

Tomorrow is another day. For now, I'm going back to my drawing...

Have a good evening!

10 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Wow! That is a wonderful drawing! I hope to see more!

Laura said...

Your drawing is wonderful - you need to explore that talent! Thinking good thoughts on a job to come around soon for you - good luck!

acornmoon said...

Hope things look up for you, keep with your artwork and try to be positive. Things here in the UK are just as bad, getting worse by the minute!

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

I see you are a multi-talented individual. The birdie looks great and I love that piece of pumpkin stitchery you did.

Good luck on the job search!

Amy said...

Miss Phyllis you are so talented! I wish I could draw even a quarter as well! The bird is so cute!

The Feathered Nest said...

Your drawing is GORGEOUS Phyllis!!!! I absolutely love it...I can't wait to see more dear friend, you are so wonderfully talented!!! hugs and love, Dawn

T's Daily Treasures said...

Phyllis, you really are so talented. Your drawing is absolutely beautiful. You should definitely be doing more of it. Sending all good wishes your way for just the right position at just the right time. Blessings and hugs, Tammy

Diane said...

Phyllis, don't hide this talent away! My goodness, girlfriend, this is amazing! Keep doing it!
Hugs, Diane

Carrie P. said...

Your drawing is so great. Good luck in your job search. I hope things come into place quickly for you.

Ariane said...

Wow! You are amazing at drawing. I'm not even close to as good as you. Keep it up!!! Your doing great!!!