Monday, December 5, 2011


This is a graphite sketch I did today which will be my composition for a new series.  I am going to replace the faces with my husband and three sons.  I am excited about this idea.  I need to photograph my youngest son in profile and full view and then I think I will have all the necessary reference material.  I love how the faces in in different focus.  I can play around with this idea and change which face is in sharp focus.  I can also work with different value patterns and that is just the beginning!

I had a real computer scare while I was sorting through all the photos on my computer and the auxiliary hard drive which has lots of older photos.  Somehow, the older version of iPhoto which is on the auxiliary hard drive replaced my iPhoto on my MacBook.  It seemed my currant photo library had vanished!!!  I have the "time machine" back up system so I was able to recapture the newer photos and just tonight accidentally figured out how to re establish it properly on my computer.  At this moment, all is back in order and I can breathe a sigh of relief.  It is times like these that I realize too much of my life is tied up in one mechanical device.  I need to make multiple copies of important work ....starting tomorrow!

To follow up with a few other posts awhile back, here is the painting of Amber, framed and hanging on the wall at my son's house.  Since they would never tell me if they didn't like the paintings I do for them, I have figured out that the faster they want to hang them is the true test.  This one went up in record time .
Jan Werdin was kind enough to send me her version of a Tyvek Wallet after watching the video I made.  I love that she added her own ideas and included some velcro to keep the wallet closed tighter.  You can see additional wallets she made on her blog at

Lastly, I was horrified to discover that there were seventeen comments from many of you that had not been published!!!  I don't know how this happened as I thought I had done so.  A HUGE APOLOGY to everyone who took the time to send me a comment and felt ignored.  I appreciate each and every remark that I receive and would never purposely ignore any of them.  I will be checking that page more frequently to catch any errors on my part.


Anonymous said...

The comment thing happened to me often when I was using Blogspot. I felt horrible too! Anyway, this new piece is marvelous and I love your thoughts on the directions you may go with it. I loved seeing your last painting in its home, too. That ladies Tyvek wallet is beautifully designed!

Joyfulartist said...

Thanks for posting my blog, Myrna, that made my day! My local art league like the wallets so much they are interested in having me teach a class, I'll let you know how that goes. Thanks for sharing all you great ideas.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Sherry, Thanks for your continued support! Glad to know it wasn't me but the wonky technology not publishing the comments.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Joyful, terrific that you are getting good response to your wallets. I don't have your e-mail so contact me and I will send you the pdf so you can print out directions for the wallets when you teach.

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