This Emotional Life

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

February 8, 2011

2011-01-21 Journal Entry

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In my sketches, I have been fascinated lately with how we show emotion on our face, and how that changes as we age. Children, in pictures, often look happy. Adults usually don’t. Have you noticed that? Sure, they might be smiling, but look at their eyes. The eyes usually hold something deeper. Masked satisfaction over awe on what curve balls life brings us. This fascinates me.

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