Dusting off the cobwebs on the ol' blog here...it's been a bit since I have had time to sit and post. Well, I guess not that long, but long enough. My last post was getting ready for the the ANE Star Trek show. Well, that's all done...and it was GREAT! I was able to complete three Graphite/Watercolor pieces for the show and have prints available and I worked on my Orion Slave Girls at the show...those still aren't finished.
The rain and construction by Respectables didn't stop folks from coming out and supporting the arts! Jessie and I both had a great time, made some great contacts, sold work (!!!) and hey, we even got 'Best Returning Artist(s)'. Awesome. All the hard work was worth it. Yay, us!
That was Wednesday. Thursday after our shows is always a bit of a bust. At least for this one we didn't have to teach the next day, which allowed us to go our for breakfast and rehash the evening. I didn't get much else done on Thursday. Worked on my CEDs, but didn't finish them...but I did unpack from the CA trip and deal with the msc. 'Jenny Mess' that was starting to accumulate. Unpacked my supplies from the show, straightened up my studio space in the kitchen...I work best when my space is organized. At least, when it starts off that way.
Friday...well, the big news is that when I was out in CA I got a little overzealous with the running/walking...and, well that day we walked to Ocean Beach from Pacific Beach...in combination with running on the boardwalk all the days prior to that, including that morning...caused a slight problem. Got a little problem with my right leg, so after going to the doctor this morning and having an ultrasound to make sure there were no blockages...my weekend plans changed from heading down to Miami for Tattoolapalooza with Jessie and Angela to cover the event for Art Hive...I am instead sitting on my couch, heat pack attached to my leg in a very bootleg fashion and elevated on pillows, drawing on my little TV stand, alternating between Aleve and Diet Mountain Dew. Sigh. I already had fun artsy outfits picked out this morning and everything. But looks like I am staying in. (Lip pouting, arms folded across chest) Superficial thrombophlebitis, you suck. There, I said it.
In the meantime...watched an AWESOME documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. (thanks for the recommendation, Jessie and Tav!) And...I finished up my CEDs 172-174...later on might work on my self-portrait for this month.
The night is young...and apparently, I ain't goin' nowhere.
Today after my 'catch up on sleep from travelling session'...finished my CED #171...finished a little vulcan pin-up gal...have an Orion Slave girl in progress, will finish that up tomorrow, along with my triptych for the ANE Star Strek show...lot's to do!
It was a little tough to keep this here blog updated on the last two days of our trip...with trying to take in our last hours in San Diego...to the actual travel day, which involved driving to Los Angeles....it got a little chaotic. However...there was time to make some art, even if I didn't have a minute to write about it. Currently...I run the risk of going on a sleep deprived tangent if I start writing...didn't get much sleep on the flight...so, let's just say CA was amazing, can't wait to go back...so glad to be back here in FL...missed Mackie and Scooter tons (my cats)...CEDs 169-170 are done...I have tons of stuff to do to get ready for the ANE show tomorrow night...and now...I will sleep.
Special thanks to Jessie, one of my cheerleaders from last year, for taking care of the cats. They spoke, er, meowed highly of you : )
A visit to Ocean Beach, coffee...thriftin'...pizza...dropping off art work...then off to La Jolla...got to see the seals! And made some art! Bettie in a coffee cup...VW Bettie and CEDs 167-168
Having a great time back in California...it's like we are living here again! Love it! Here are some pics of the trip so far...
...and...my hand is 'working' again. Guess I was having an off day. I decided not to try to salvage any of my 'Bettie Bloopers' and just made two new pieces...these are a combination of detail pencil drawing and watercolor chaos on bristol board.
I have started and restarted...and Bettie is elusive to me today. At best...a distant cousin? But alas...no Bettie. Deep breath. Will see what I can salvage tomorrow...for now...this is three attempts at CED #165...boo.
...still in San Diego...and still artin' despite some changes in our dwellings for the week...hoping tomorrow for a much more inspirational space...but I did manage to create CED #164
Really, every post could have that title...because on some level every time I pick up a pencil, or a brush, or needle and thread...I am always thinking about my friend. Amy would have been 34 today. I wonder how would have celebrated? Where would she be living? Who would her husband be? Would she have any children? We will never know. I think about her everyday...but on her birthday my thoughts are on what she would be like today, sitting in front of me.
Amy, if you were here I would make you a piece of art. Well...I did make you a piece of art. If you were here I would make sure you had a cake, a really cool one. I doubt I would make the cake, you know I can't bake or cook for that matter. Amy, if you were here right now I would have presents for you, with sparkles and feathers on the wrapping paper, and a card letting you know how much I love you, and how amazing it is to be getting another year older with you as my best friend. It would be a funny card, probably with some old ladies on it...saving a serious card for next when we are turning 35.
If you were only here.
So...that is my post for today. I miss my best friend. Happy Birthday, Amy German, wherever you are.
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG