What's happening at VCMFA?

Well, it has been a busy and interesting week, but I will keep this brief.  Yesterday, I was concentrating on my new portrait:

Beloved was out walking Dum-Dum Doggy:

 

Beloved called me downstairs.  He said that Dum-Dum Doggy had a present for me.  I was a little irritated from being interrupted and was mumbling that it had better be good.  Well, I didn't even think to bring a camera.  I thought it was going to be a dead rabbit or something.  Well, it was a very large turtle in the yard.  It was covered in damp dirt and looked a little groggy.  I bent down to try to pick it up and it came alive then!  LOL!  I didn't know they could move so fast.  It looked like he was missing a leg, so I flipped him over to see.  No, he was fine.  He was heavy and very active.  He flipped himself right side up, again, and took off.  His shell must have been about 10 or 12 inches across.  DDD wanted that turtle so badly that he was dripping slobber while he was whining and dancing around.  We were not about to let him go for it, because we didn't want injuries on either side.  The turtle went into the wet ditch and disappeared in the muck.  How nifty!  I wish I had a picture of it.  That's what I get for being grumpy.

Today, I had my two students for their art lesson and we worked on facial features, including hair:

R is making a beautiful head of hair.

R is making a beautiful head of hair.

Teacher making a messy head of hair...

Teacher making a messy head of hair...

E is touching up her homework assignment.

E is touching up her homework assignment.

Last week, as soon as they got here, I showed them the nest that was in my hanging basket on the back porch.  Then, when it was time for them to leave, I showed them the nest, again, and told them to make a color picture of it.  They could use whatever they wanted to make it and they chose colored pencils.  I always do whatever they are doing, so I chose acrylic paints, but mine is not done, yet.

I really enjoy the girls.  They are sweet, fun, and very talented.  The Lord is spoiling me with them for my first students.

I hope you all have a beautiful, artistic week.  See you next time.

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