10/31/2006: "A small good thing..."
I wasn't able to go to my life drawing session tonight because I forgot that it was the local women's shelter's halloween party and I'd volunteered to do face painting. I thank Kira, who solely from reading my blog, decided to send me (a total stranger) an entire face painting kit for free. This included brushes, a book, mirror, the paints, glitter, the whole nine yards. I feel a certain amount of responsibility based on her generosity.
The event tonight was really fun because unlike the last one (where I was mostly doing cheek painting because of the jinormous lines) I was able to paint their entire faces. It's much easier to paint the entire face, and it looks better. Also, I think the kids get more excited by it. I'm getting faster at it too, I think, and I'm getting better at relaxing the children and getting them to sit still.
I think I painted almost every face in the room, adults and children a like! Even though I'm really exhausted and I feel disappointed that I missed my life-drawing session (and wasn't home to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters) it was the perfect thing to do tonight.
Maybe I'm not off flying planes into war torn drop off zones, but I am adding some small drop of positive joo joo back into the universe. I have to just quit comparing myself to everyone else. But I think everyone does that...right?