It's a bitter cold day outside today so I've decided to use my day off from school in my creative corner catching up on my son's college soccer album. I'm just a little behind.
I pulled some papers last night & set them out with my pics, then pulled out some of my dusty but trusty books for inspiration. I sat in front on the nice warm fire last night browsing through one of my favorite books, "Designing With Color" by Autumn Leaves. I look at the book not so much for the color combinations, but for technique inspiration. Just feels like I've been in such a funk & I can't get my groove back.
The journaling is on the old Karen Foster 12x12 Notebook paper - always loved that!
The opponent in this game is always an aggressive team - ALWAYS! Even the fans/parents get pretty heated. Last year when we played there the ref actually stopped play & ejected a parent from their side after repeatedly warning them to be quiet! This year was not much different. This isn't even our biggest rival in D3, that would be Calvin! But something about this team just puts us all on the edge of our seats.
Yet I am truly amazed at the composure of my son. He amazes me at how he keeps his cool on the field, even when an opponent literally stomped on the inside of his ankle after checking to make sure the ref was turned towards the play going down the field. He came out of nowhere, checked the ref's position & then did his dirty deed! Shaun's ankle swelled & bruised & gave him issues the rest of the season, but he kept on playing. He just makes mental notes for retaliation at a later time - just like his dad used to do in hockey.
I also think of people who are "football" people and think soccer is such a sissy sport. They have never taken the time to watch a truly well played game & see what athletes these players are! The game can get very physical and it's all done without the help of helmets & pads!
O.K. - I'll get off my little soap box now. Back to creating.