drawing and starting a little something new today. so filled with nameless anxiety last night i couldn’t sleep. today was chores and steak, i was grainy and crackly and sharp with tired. hopefully sleeping goes more smoothly tonight.
i love this tiny eraser stick by tombow. it shreds a bit but not too bad, you just have to watch that you don’t advance it too far. though i did improve it by gluing a magnet to the end so it stops rolling off my desk. in your face once again, gravity!
listening to: heater
time in studio :10
got to spend time working at Zygote Press for the first time in ages.
Zygote is a green studio now, so clean up is with soy solve which is what is breaking up the ink in my image above. Been proofing a plate, getting closer.
Back home to tom kha kai and drawing.
listening to: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Scott Matthew
studio time: 10
swimming day, hooray! also, scanning work, making finishing touches and cleaning brushes today. i probably have too many brushes. they are just so lovely when they are new. ordering brushes is a bit of a weakness. plus i take terrible care of most of my brushes. i mean well. in so many of the things that i do terribly.
listening to: Car, Built to Spill, me singing along: i wanna seeee movies of my dreams….
finishing some things up today. went out for a burger. spent some time beating back the chaos around my desk.
listening to: don’t do anything, sam phillips
studio time: 9
waffle sunday again. my waffles are jammed with fruit. I’m so sleepy! i give you this blurry detail. and now i am going to sleep.
listening to: lights out, santigold
studio time 11:30
looking at things from a new angle. finishing up a painting this weekend by gum, by the mighty hammer of thor, by the thunderbolts of zeus-and nothing is going to stop me.
listening to: Love is a battlefield, Pat Benatar
studio time 13
whenever I predict when a painting will finish I should always just tack on at least 2 days. sigh. or sigh! if you want a little enthusiasm. off to sleep
listening to: Romeo and Juliet, Dire Straits
studio time 12
woot, woot I finally got a metal covering for my drafting table so i can hold things in place with magnets. take that, gravity! i would make practically everything magnetic if i could. so handy. Already using less masking tape.
been struggling with this painting today and making some changes. We’ll see!
listening to: i love you but i’m lost, Sharon Van Etten
studio time 11
the exciting reality of leaning over a desk all day is this drawer next to my chair. feeling achy today. working on a painting. got my wrist warmers on.
listening to: grey’s anatomy
studio time: 10
Tuesday is my swimming lesson day at the Y! I am feeling so much better about swimming now, though I am still working at getting better. Just took me half a year! I am a slowpoke, and awkward. But I am a determined awkward slowpoke.
Speaking of, still working on this painting. Sometimes titles come to me while I am working, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they come but I don’t write them down, then forget them, like this one. I guess my brain subconsciously rejected it.
listening to: heater blowing
studio time: 10