#31 30×365: Vanessa

I am very impressed with, and quite envious of, the work that you do. Someday I would like to have a job as cool as that. Here’s to wishful thinking!

Egon Schiele

My parent’s gave me a book on Egon Schiele for my birthday. He is probably one of my top five favorite artists (among Marc Chagall, Wilhem DeKooning, Joel Peter Witkins, and Francis Bacon) I really admire his use of color washes and texture. I love how he makes the most gruesome figure look absolutely beautiful. He is a huge influence on how I paint.

These are some of my favorite works of his:

Not only are his figures incredible, but his landscapes are equally as breath-taking:

What artists do you admire?

Happy Anniversary, Baby!!

Best years of my life!! Love you.

Do You Feel My Pain, People?! Do You Feel it?

Actually, I think it is hilarious that I have multiple pictures of my family members flipping off the camera. It really says quite a bit about the goofy group of people that we are. Although…if I ever tried to do this professionally, it would probably be best if I didn’t bring any of them along to the shoot.

25 weeks.


Pronunciation: ’ā-tē • ’tü • ’fif-tē

8.jpg Photographs I am particularly proud of.

2.jpg Days until our 4 year anniversary! Ok, technically it has been 10 years, but it’s been legal (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) for the past four.

5.jpg Number of books I am currently reading.

0.jpg Things that sucked about this movie. Seriously, it was fantastic.

Lucky Number 13

That is how many total pounds I have gained since becoming pregnant. I am currently 25 weeks pregnant. Is this high, low, average? What was your experience? I put on almost half that weight in the last 4 weeks! According to my nurse that was my “big jump.” Does that mean that from here on out it will be one-sie – two-sies in the poundage department? Or am I looking at another burst from the fat gun? It does seem like one day I didn’t really look pregnant and then, BAM, there was no mistaking it! Kind of funny how this is all working out.

I am hoping that at least 7 or 8 pound of this will be Rocket and water gain. That way I will only have to lose 5 or 6 pounds when this is all over. That shouldn’t be too bad. Here’s hoping!