I’m falling a bit behind on my goal of 1-art-piece-or-major-addition-to-existing-piece/week, but am still getting a few doses of art-time in between all the running and temporarily more-intense-than-usual work schedule.
I’m currently being inspired (and made slightly jealous by!) the amazing artists featured on the MedLifeArt account on Instagram. I’m hoping that doing a little anatomy-art every week will serve as a dose of anatomy studying and will help me to improve my musculoskeletal system anatomy knowledge for work and improve my non-work human figure (especially human figure in motion) drawing skills.
Two bony structures that always give me a really tough time are the spine/vertebrae and the pelvis, so perhaps I should focus on those for the next few drawings…both have complicated structures and confusing spatial relationships so present a great challenge for capturing in two dimensions!
It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down, process my thoughts, and write! Fortunately, this crazy whirlwind of activity has been due to happy occurrences rather than unwanted stress. Since I’ve last posted I’ve:
1) Run 50 miles with 4,500 feet total elevation gain and accompanying gorgeous views up and down the canyons.
*Sidenote: It finally feels like Fall here! Brrrr…but as long as I can still wear shorts I’m totally down with the cooler weather 🙂
**And I am still doing morning runs as often as possible. I *love* it 😛
2) I completed 3!!! more thesis chapters (note that these were *almost* done, but if feels AMAZING to have them officially moved to the “FinalDraft” folder),
3) received two internship offers and accepted one of them (squee, so excited to start on Monday!),
4) ran a 10k within 3 minutes of my PR and met some awesome runners along the way. Finished 2nd overall/1st female with these runnerly gentlemen:
Oof! I’m simultaneously exhausted and thrilled just thinking about everything 🙂 Hope everyone’s weeks have been equally packed with awesome events!
MountainMan got me some open studio time at a local painting studio for my birthday and I finally had a couple hours to check it out over the break. It was pretty awesome – they provide all the paint, brushes, … Continue reading →
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