Wow time flies! And a quarter has passed!
I’ve been busy on a major personal project that I hope can eventually reach more people with the AA35 message, but here’s just an update on where am I for my theme for 2017.
My original intent to learn to draw a beautiful face by end April, hands by end August, and a horse by end December is taking a lot longer than expected, primarily because of my major project. So I’ll be off a couple months for each.
On the other hand, my colored pencils have been making some progress! First I’m really happy with the Faber Castell Polychromos which for a beginner seems like a splurge, but I’m keen to really get into this, so I prefer to buy quality if I can. The reviews I heard of the Prismacolors were just too serious to ignore, with QC issues, sharpening frustrations, repeated breakages and so on. Not to mention wax blooming.
To ensure follow-through I bought a few of Ann Kullberg’s Jumpstart Beginner series and did these projects.
I thought I was progressing well. Then I took a beginner colored pencil course at La Salle and it was humbling. It was a real struggle and here is I think the main reason.
Hey guys, once again it’s time for the new year reflection post. While I try to get this out before the 1st of each year, 2017 was a bit different for a number of reasons.
It was a pretty eventful year, with plenty of ups and downs. The ups were great: I accomplished a few things on the bucket list, made a few breakthroughs in personal goals, and set the stage for a major AA35 project. The downs were traumatic and downright chilling at times: personal matters threw me for a loop, and I made some decisions that put a few areas in turmoil that I had to set straight again, most importantly my health.
That’s back now. So on to the message.
In Part 1, we discussed the difference between loving and being in love with someone. We saw that just loving someone had a noble, selfless, almost logical quality to it. Being in love had a more emotional and selfish quality – a person harbours a hope that they too can get – and be the source of – happiness.
But loving without falling in love isn’t necessarily ‘superior’ unless you aren’t already in a relationship, and have no intention of getting into one.
IF you do wish to pursue, are already in, or wish to save one, then you need to have a BALANCE of both. Here’s why.
Have you ever heard someone whining about how much he loves a girl? Or vice versa?
When I observe people in this and many other situations, I’m convinced that most people don’t know the difference between really loving someone, and only being in love with someone.
It’s been a while since I wrote about relationships, and I’ve been wanting to write about this forever.
Here’s how I see it.