I, Gloria Poole, drew and painted this sketch this morning from about 6 am to 9:00am. I photographed it several times trying to get it correct [upright and not leaning lop-sidely] and then posted it to this blog of mine. Years ago, when I worked in the operating room as a R.N. Circulator, I was invited to go white water rafting with a group of doctors and nurses. I read up on it some because I knew almost nothing about it. I decided not to go because they were going to a class 5 river. At that time, my 2 daughters were young and I was their main source of support. I realized it was very high risk and dangerous. Though I don't worry about what happens to me after I die because I am going to heaven since I am born again believer, I did worry what would become of my two daughters if something catastrophic happened to me. So, I have drawn a white water kayaking sketch before this sketch. I guess it is a way of living vicariously through my own art in some situations. Many of the things I draw, sketch and paint, I have upfront and close personal experience with. But there are many ethnic peoples I have sketched and or painted that I have never met in real life. I modify those images to make them not so recognizable to the public if they are of private people. The so-called "people" in the raft are not real people--just composite people, people I created with a pencil and paint brush and inks and acrylics. Painting water of any sort is a challenge because it has shadows, reflects the surfaces near it, varies in appearance depending upon the light and time of day. I never quite feel like I get it exactly right. Painting a white water rapids is like painting churning liquid that moves about 60mph! So, it's a challenge even greater. So, this sketch is not perfect but here it is. I named it "High Voltage" to imply the danger of white water rafting in a class 5 river. I painted them wearing the traditional Coast Guard approved life vests and helmets. I painted the blue helmet to designate the "guide" to make different from others. Also, I have sketched and painted sail boats, canoes, yachts, kayaks, motor boats several times and I posted them to other blogs of mine that I post art too, including
I also create/ write blogs on the prolife and personhood cause. You can read about those via the links on the about me page of my blog at https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com.
14 Oct 2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed. This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere,nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote, nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent], nor literary agent to represent me, and never did. I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.
For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed" in year 2005 in Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007], and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist. In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP tried to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches and walking boot after surgery to repair fractures and implant metal. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine. I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at https://mini-exhibition.blogspot.com, and also on my Picasa albums at https://picasaweb.google.com/gloriapoole.
I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, brown-haired woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], owner/writer for words that WORK, and Tapestry of LIFE, photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ]. That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. .
Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and in real life since it is my real, born with first name; and as Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, and other variations of my real, born with, legal name of Gloria Poole, at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 14 Oct 2014 at 10:37am.