Got all our tax stuff together today to take to the CPA. Usually it stresses me out pretty badly but it wasn't too bad this year - nothing new or wonky to report - same as last year.
I felt embarrassed handing stuff in so late, but February disappeared for this this year. I went straight from January to March.
Stopped by the library to pick up the book Gay recommended on drawing: The Natural Way to Draw, by Kimon Nicolaides.
Next to it on the shelf was a sketching book by James Gurney. I had tried to check it out before but it was the fourth book in a three-book check-out limit. Sadly, it went back to the stacks that time. Now I know I should have put another one back. If I had I'd know a lot more about sketching and would have saved myself a lot of grief and frustration.
In the box:
FABULOUS! A must-have art book for the Urban Sketcher wannabe. Love James Gurney's blog because he teaches so much art theory on it, and I love this book for the same reason. Lots and lots of practical how-to on sketching in the wild. Lots of great illustrations in widely varying styles. wantwantwant
This was written in 1982 before either Gurney or Kinkade were famous. A photo of them out sketching has them looking like college seniors in jeans and with a lot more hair.
This book is only available used from Amazon. Can I find $50 in the budget to buy one *used* book? Hummm.....
Monday, March 8, 2010
Taxes & Art Books