Well, hello there! I’m back, babies! Did you miss me?? I definitely missed you. I see that I last posted on Friday night, and I can honestly say I have barely any recollection of doing it. That’s how stressed out, muddled, and tired I was. By the way, my Mom’s birthday party was terrific! Other than my rice dish getting overcooked and clumpy from my having added one too many cups of water (stupid me), the night went off without a hitch, and a buoyant time was had by all 🙂
What I do remember vividly from the previous post is the sore feet. That sucked. My feet are small and on the dainty side, which I assume makes me prone to sore feet. They are rather wimpy in the strength department. I need an on-call reflexologist. How cool would that be? Nightly foot massages . . . aaaaah.
Minerva Durham gives fantastic anatomy lectures over at Spring Studio during the model breaks. Of all the people I know in the art community, I can honestly say that no one knows anatomy as expertly and flawlessly as Minerva. When I arrived at Spring Studio a couple of weeks ago to pose for the Saturday afternoon session, I saw one of Minerva’s lecture drawings from the morning session lying next to the model platform. My friend Kathi and I noticed it at the same time and we said, almost simultaneously, “nice foot!”. Minerva draws human anatomy as she lectures – fast, freehand, and accurate. And she draws it upside down. She positions the pad on her lap so the group can see what she’s doing and draws upside down without ever turning it right side up to check it. Minerva doesn’t have to. Anatomy is a passion for her, as it should be for every figurative artist.
So I took a picture of Minerva’s cool foot drawing which she probably did in three or four minutes:
Minerva frequently references Henry Gray during her lectures. Yes, THE Henry Gray of Gray’s Anatomy. I’ve been thinking about the blog a lot lately and have decided to do more posts on human anatomy, I hope you all don’t mind that idea. I think we’ll have a lot of fun with it and hopefully deepen our knowledge on the topic. I’m sure I will. Here’s a foot from Gray’s Anatomy. Is it wrong to say I like Minerva’s better?