Monday, May 9, 2011
Sketch of the Day
This is one of many little floral pincushions I made. Unfortunately I don't have a nice little story to go with it; I was just looking for something to sketch and I thought it might be fun to paint the details on the fabric. The center of the flower is a pearl and a clear button. The clear button was very difficult, I might have to paint a whole pile of them before I begin to learn how.
Speaking of learning, because yesterday was Mother's Day I got to choose the family activity, and I chose to go to the batting cages. It was a blast! I'm working on medium-fast baseball, and I'm pretty good if I do say so myself. In fact, I had so much fun I went back today while the kids were in school. I thought I even might try fast-baseball but I quickly discovered my left hand is bruised and my right shoulder is sore. Maybe batting gloves would help my hand. I wonder how fast those baseballs are flying, I know a MLB fastball is in the mid to high 90's (mph), so maybe around 75mph for the medium-fast machine? I also don't know how a pitching machine compares to an actual pitcher. I do know I am in pain so I will let my hand rest a few days before I go back. I will let you know when I succeed at hitting a fast ball. I am determined!