One of the main reasons I don't write very much is this typeface. It is too big and it looks bad when there is alot of writing. I am too cheap for now, to upgrade and have more control over the look of this blog.
I am also still sometimes sheepish about talking all about me but I don't have any pictures to post today since I am at work. Soon I will have the summer away from this place and I am thinking...little paper boxes with things in them, silkscreened tote bag, self published kids book, magnets, craft shows, TIME!!!!!!!
I feel very scattered these days, unable to pull all the ideas together. So scattered that even while I am doing one thing, I am thinking of another and end up feeling I've gotten nothing done. I think that comes from too much running around and not enough time to percolate. Does anyone ever have enough time to percolate? I doubt it. Just wait till I have kids...YIKES!!
This was the cbc's logo from 1966 to 1974.
I took a somewhat big step and applied for a summer leave of absence at my other job, the technician job. I need the pay, but I also need a bit of time to make stuff for my web store! My main fear is that instead, I will just sit around and fret at how scared I am to do cold calling for the freelance illustration stuff. This summer I also want to get the heck over that.
I shouldn't forget to also go swimming, sit in the park, eat watermelon, read books and sleep in some.
oh yes it is! I got a digital camera, to me from me! My sweetie is taking me to dinner. Life is good. Is the weather not gorgeous today?? I love having my birthday now. It is such a pretty time of year with all the flowers and trees in bloom, robins whistling away, and little green sprouts appearing in the dirt.
It means "everything", at least to me it does. TUTTI!! Maybe it is Italian or Spanish...or maybe I made it up. My friend Karina likes trucks and all the things they transport. She had a great art show opening yesterday. Yay for Karina!
It's friday and I feel better. It is hard not to get caught up in all the things I "should" be doing. Sitting still and being in the moment is hard. Every so often, I can get a glimpse of things from above and see that things are good, there is no where I have to be. It is the road I am taking that matters and not forgetting to see the sites along the way. Today I rescued a little ladybug from my bike chain. I put her in the grass and she waved up at me. "Thank-you! I have errands to run!" she said.
It's a full stop kind of week. A while ago I felt good to have TWO jobs on the go, and lately I feel I have gotten nowhere in this nebulous career choice - "Illustration". Amazing how quickly moods change! I almost feel I am right where I began. How do I do this again??
oh well. I think the main thing is to just keep DOING. Just keep going, wherever that is.
Feeling a bit like a zombie today! Need some birdies to pick me up. I also need a month off to do things I want to do. Such as: make stuff!
Today I washed nearly 200 brushes, we had 90 children doing paintings. One kid did a lovely procession of creatures. She told me it was the zodiac. Another did a really cool landscape with pinky looking flamingo birds flying all across. Very nice.
I saw this wonderful documenatry last night! It was so creativley done, with still's made 3D somehow and fascinating interview footage of Herge. When I was growing up, my brother had the comics and I would sometimes look through them, but rarely read them. The images however, are still with me today. I can't forget them.