Friday, November 13, 2009

I found the camera!

The other day I was frantically searching the apartment for my ruler, or some other such nonsense. It seemed pretty hopeless since all I had to go on was the fact that it was SOMEWHERE in the giant pile in the room. While I didn't find what I was looking for, I DID find what I wasn't looking for. Our camera! I can't get quite the same quality with some things as I can with a scanner, but it's better than nothing. Of course, I can't take pictures of the stuff that is also lost in the pile. But I did scrounge up a couple little things.

Car ride doodles and ears.

Brought my little sketch book in with me when I went to go see Where the Wild Things Are. These are my doodles before the movie started.

A silverpoint portrait I'm working on in my spare time. I'm using a little bit of graphite for this one, just to see what kind of results I can get.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Going On's

Life as a Lewis...

So Adam and I have been married a month now. Married life is great. We're living in an apartment in Wethersfield, CT. Right now things are kind of frustrating for the both of us, though. All our stuff is piled into the middle of the living room at the moment, and must remain there until November 11th. I won't get into the details, but basically everyone in the building has to do this. And so here we are.

We've been trying to stay optimistic about the situation, but there comes a point where you just want to be able to find what you're looking for and have room to breathe. We had just moved in and begun to unpack when we were all told we'd have to be packing it up again.

The biggest issue for me is that I have a commission I need to work on. I don't have access to any of my books, I don't have much room to work, and I have no way of scanning or printing anything. I do have some reference material to work with, which is a good start though. I'm just hoping I can make the best of this situation, and get my work done despite the inconvenience. I have to get back into the habit of making a schedule, too, so that I can make deadlines for myself. My goal is to have the piece done by the end of November, or early December at the very latest.

I also want to start drawing everyday. I've had periods of time when I am successful at this, but as of late, I haven't had much time and/or motivation to do so. With possible commissions in sight, it is especially important that I do this. Today, I started working on a little silverpoint piece to start my day. Unfortunately, I've been sick so I didn't get far before a had to crash. But it did feel good to switch out that graphite for a piece of silver wire.

Can't wait until home and health are back to normal. I want to start posting sketches and the like again, too.