Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Family

On the left, is a picture of my mom and I that was taken during the summer. Of all the people in my family, I am definitely closest to my mom. She knows a lot about me and really understands how I'm feeling most of the time. I know she cares very much about me and that I can talk to her about anything and she will listen. On the right, is a picture of my golden retriever, Taffy. My family has had her since I was eight years old and she has since become a permanent part of our family. She is the sweetest dog I have ever met and always cheers me up when I'm down.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Place That is Special to Me

For a couple years now, my mom and I have been taking a trip to Block Island, Rhode Island every summer. The first time we went there, I fell in love with the island. It's a small, quaint island right off the coast of Rhode Island. You have to take an hour ferry ride to get to and from the mainland; therefore, it makes you feel like you're in a different country. There's cute little shops up and down the roads and beaches everywhere. This is definitely a place that I look forward to going to every summer just to get away from the stress of home.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inspirational Photos for the Joy Series

After considering painting photos of nature that I took in the Poconos, I decided, instead, to paint pictures of jellyfish I had recently taken at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. My plan is to use watercolor as the medium for these paintings.