Greetings Fair Reader!

I am posting this a tid bit later than usual because things are a bit hectic at work right now–namely, because tomorrow is my last day and Monday has me starting a new job! It’s a very exciting time for me, but change is change and, like most humans, change can be a bit, um–overwhelming? So, I have been wrapping up huge projects where I can, creating transition plans where I can’t, and packing up my desk in preparation for my next adventure.

I am super excited about my new gig–it’s a fantastic job working for a respected company–but I’m super bummed to be leaving a few of my work chums. We’ve been in the software trenches together for nearly three years…and while I know I will stay in contact with many of them, it won’t be the same day-to-day connection. That part is a bit hard. On the up side, I have a whole new group of people to get to know, learn from and bond with.

Anyway, here’s this week’s art…I think I rather like this one. The wee one in the corner is me…little Rachel…and the portrait is roughly a self portrait. (I heard somewhere that every portrait you draw is really you…even if you think it’s of someone else. Sort of Jungian, no? I digress…)

Here’s my newest piece…what do you think?




I’d be interested to hear your thoughts about this new piece…it was super fun to create. And I’m totally starting to dig the messy, layered look in the background. I’m thinking there are at least 9 layers in this piece, more if you count all the layering and blending and shading and layering some more in the face…

It’s late and it’s time for bed…so, that’s all for this week. Wishing you a blissful night’s sleep, a rejuvenating weekend, and as much fun as you can stand.

Yours, creatively,


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2 Responses to Trust-Yourself

  1. Angie says:

    Rachel – this is beautiful!

  2. Jen says:

    I love this piece! I hope everything is going well with the new job.

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