1.) Drawing Night - So I was actually able to make it out to the Drawing Night with my friend. I had been doodling/trying to get a bit better whenever I had time for the week before it. First, my review of the class. It was awesome, I had an absolute blast, my only criticism is that it's difficult to get to since it's a Tuesday night and a decent trip away from work. The class itself, wasn't so much a "class" as simply a group of people figure drawing a model (my pictures below). At first, it was a crazy scramble, they start with 30 second poses (for about 10 poses) then each couple rounds they increase the time, ending at 10 minutes. Below, I put my best drawing from each group/time frame. I am proud to say, I didn't use an eraser once, or go back to modify these at all and think they turned out pretty good for a first time artist. (BTW, I had to turn the blog to "adult" due to the nature of these photos).:
This was the last picture of the 30-second poses. Came out by far the best.
Best from the 1-minute poses.
Best from the 5-minute poses.
One of the last poses, if the shoulders didn't come out so big, it would have been a favorite.
The last pose of the night (20 mins). Found faces to be very difficult, but overall proud of myself.
3.) Boxing Classes - I signed up for Boxing Classes from Yipt. 20 classes for $29.99 (claimed $400 dollar value). I am extremely competitive by nature, so I believe this will really increase my drive to work out/improve in that area.
How can you not love Harvey Spectre
4.) Areas I've been slacking in / Resolution:
A.) Public Speaking- I will attend a Toastmasters next Wednesday night.
B.) Zippo Tricks - So I haven't found a zippo that I like, I'm open to suggestions, but I want one that is truly classy / elegant, yet something more than just a polished silver. Maybe one that can make a joke? I liked this one
C.) Learn to Dance - This is probably the one I've had the most hesitation towards doing. I'll admit, I'm nervous about it. There is a Zumba class tomorrow night, I might just be able to force myself to do it.
D.) Learning a New Language - still have the Rosetta Stone sitting on my desk. Still don't have sound. I think I'm going to buy the cheapest functioning lap top I can find solely for this purpose.
Lastly, I am thinking I am going to become politically involved. Very much on the local level/part time at this point, but will be joining a few boards/commissions such as the Environmental Committee, Emergency Management Council, and possibly the Board of Health.
Stay tuned for a few interesting pick up attempts and results, which are always rather amusing.