Skylark Karma

… Fake Journals… not me, but close.

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Teaching Moment – 04/19/2017

8:33 PM


I’ve looked at this fella a bunch of times and I think I’ve finally figured out what’s wrong… what’s off. It’s the refection of the light in his eyes. eyeballs are spheres… a curved surface. if the light is coming from his left as he looks down to the right… there’s no way the highlight should be there. it should be in shadow and the highlight should be on the left near the visible sclera. should I correct it? nah. I would lose the teaching moment. I really like how the skin tone shows through his beard. fewer beard hairs there. Sara asked me to do the kennels again. this time because Jeanne called in… her husband had a heart attack last night and she’s going to stay with him. definitely more important. I told S. I’d do Jeanne’s shift on Friday. there’s a benefit of not working full-time… flexibility.




lips hidden by mustache. lip line uneven.


very short distance from eye to tip of nose.


ears tip outward


tag: Kindness is the essence of life

( image: 11 in. x 14 in. )


( image: 22 in. x 14 in.)



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Egyptian Licorice – 04/12/2017

8:41 PM


got to the UVHS early this morning. so early I sat in the car thinking. no radio and that’s how I know it’s serious. Sara was great as usual, such an upbeat person, it’s infectious. we had a cup of tea before I set off to do the cats. Sara always has multiple choices of Yogi brand teas to choose from. I had the egyptian licorice. sort of chai-like with spices but less overpowering. it was a lovely way to start the day. I wish my clothes shopping had been more successful. there’s an odd selection of clothing stores here. high end and fuddy-duddy or cheap and slinky. I guess I haven’t shopped much around here. I think I’ll call Carrie tomorrow & see what she thinks. art supplies are so much easier to buy. well all except for brushes. I wish I could try them out and feel them in my hand before buying but there’s nothing here. it’s online for me. don’t want to do clothes that way either. maybe I’ll chat up the women at the library. one of them, I don’t know her name, has a really cute & funky asymmetrical haircut and she dresses cool too. wonder when she works next.


tag:  In every moment of life, you should be what you ought to be.



way too much iris


looking down – still too much iris


true profile – can’t see beyond the bridge of the nose


ski jump nose


nose profiles – shape changes with the location of the balls



( image: 22 in. x 14 in. )