Monday, March 29, 2010

ramblings ons as I face another celebration of my birth

Enjoyable and productive evening. Besides from playing Wii, I enjoy creating art. Photoshop is such an great medium; easy, not messy and great way to store the art. If the art is in the computer, it isn't taking up much storage space, only a gig or two of computer memory as opposed to a large space which invades the living room.

Easter is approaching and so is my B-day. Cannot believe I am in my mid forties already. I like all the others who are facing the 'midlife crisis' wonder where has time gone? Just seems like yesterday that I was celebrating my 21st birthday. I remember it so well, the day I turned 21. Like many others on that legal drinking age, I took great pride to boast I engulfed a picture of beer along with 8 watermelon shots. Although it was kind of brutal the next day walking to the SIU campus to register for classes, yes it was way before the computer age when one could register from the comfy of their home, must say it was a great B-day celebration. I remember it well. The day I could legally walk into a bar and order a drink.
For me, I hardly drink anymore. Two beers now and I feel a buzzed, which not necessarily is a bad thing, it is just the way it is.

So many things have changed from then to now. My art for instance has changed dramatically. The computer age has made photoshop a reality and an acceptable medium for art. Yes, as I sit here typing away contemplating another year of passing, weighing the good & bad, uhmmmm...must admit, a very fine year. So the same day that
Canada celebrates Easter, I too will be celebrating, celebrating my B-day, the good, the bad and all that is in-between.

Below is one of my most recent creations.

©3-29-10 DJ McGarel
entitled the 'ramblings ons...."
more of my artwork can be seen at mcgarelgraphics

1 comment:

  1. Well stated on the evolution of drinking, art, and the almighty 40-something Birthday Diane! I am with you on all points!!!
    Hope you have a WONDERFUL B-Day.