Sunday, May 20, 2007

The day Before


Tomorrow is my birthday. I usually write a funny poem about my birthday. I haven't been writing any poetry lately so we'll see what develops.

I worked off and on most of the day drawing my husband's diesel truck that he drives. It is for the WC class being taught by Armin. I will be doing a portrait of my husband as he is now. Tired, worn out, in ill health, and dreading each day he has to climb in the truck.

When he was young and chose his career, he was so happy and excited to become a truck driver. His dad, grandfather and brother were truck drivers as were my dad and brother. His dad didn't want him to drive. He knew what it could do to your body riding in that truck so much and working long hours. What he once loved to do and fought to be able to do it, he now hates and wishes he had chosen another path.

Above is the drawing I did of the truck. I still have to transfer it to the good paper with his portrait and then the work begins.

Yesterday I also participated in a photography project "A Day In My Life...May 19, 2007. I was home all day but managed to get 16 photos of things I didn't do and things I did do. It was fun.

Tomorrow I will go to Costco and get two new tires put on my car. If I am going to be taking my car on these plein air outings, I need to replace them. Then all 4 tires will be new.

7 comments:

jenni said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful time on your birthday...hope the day is filled with lotsa fun and happiness...enjoy your special day..and for some more fun and laughter do visit my blog on Birthday Wishes and enjoy all that i've posted there!!!

"JeanneG" said...

Thanks jenni. I took a look at your blog. Wonderful flash cards. Yummy chocolate cake on one.

Joan said...

Happy Birthday!! I don't know if buying new tires is considered a birthday activity. I hope you're doing something fun too. You did a nice job on the truck. My husband's best friend was driving a truck for a while (with the gas prices he says it really didn't pay). I know it can be a grueling job. Wish him my best!! Enjoy your day!

"JeanneG" said...

Thank you Joan. You are so nice.

Jeanette said...
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Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Jeanne. I hope your day was filled with things that gave you joy and pleasure.

"JeanneG" said...

Thanks Jeanette. It was uneventful but good just the same.