So, since all of my readers were actually at the Mid Winter Ball aka Her Odysey’s birthday bash, I don’t feel to bad about not updating until now. 🙂
It was a lovely affair, I only wish I would have thought to step outside to view the lake which we were apparently next to. It was so dark by the time I arrived that I did not realize the vicinity. I also wish I had made the decision to wear my pelisse as it was much cooler there then when I left home! Since I did not get to show it off there, I will show it off here.

And the cake! Soooo beautiful and delectable and I only tried 1 piece, but I belive there were 3 or 4 different flavors. Not enough dancing, but that was an attendee decision as the caller tried numerous times to get people involved.

More classwork to post. We have a new model and I’ll show the initial drawing, as I know the progession I made this week is leading somwhere good, I just dislike how it appears now.

Cheers, and I hope everyone’s week is going well.


My painting class is still going strong. The 4 week pose we were working on is finished, although the painting is not. I intend to continue with it from memory, but here is my progress so far.

Yes her face is deplorable, but it is actually just a foundation for the shadows, as opposed to actual features. I’m quite happy with the progress of the legs at this point.

I’ve created a sort of braid for my pelisse front. I can’t decide if I want to create buttons to go through the ‘leaves’ of this, or just hook and eye. I think the buttons would be nice, if they don’t look out of place if the coat is worn open.

I’m very excited about a ball to be held next weekend. It’s in honor of my friend Stephanie and is the perfect remedy to the drabness created by the rain. I’ll be in my same gown, but I think I’ll find some new accessories; maybe a bandeau with a feather? My mother finished my pearl choker so I’ll be wearing that. And of course I’ll be finished with my pelisse, right?
Much love,

Hmm, a busy week to recap. Mom took me birthday shopping Saturday last, and she got me a rather cunning jewlery stand and a lovely shawl that I think will do nicely for Regency events.

Sunday my husband and I spent the day outside cleaning; he on the roof, me in the yard/garden area. One must take advantage of sunny weather in Oregon.
Tuesday marked my 4th day of this figure painting class I’m taking. I took pictures to document my progress so far. The first image is after 2 sittings with that model in that pose; the second is our 3rd sitting. We have one more class to finish this pose up, so I hope I can accomplish that. I am happy to note that my teacher has gone from correcting my mistakes to saying “very nice” as she passes me by.

I’m trying a new yoga class tonight, so that will be nice.