Thursday, March 18, 2010

Illustration Friday: Subterranean

Well, I got a new computer, and it's pretty darned exciting, but I haven't yet been able to figure out how to do some really basic things, so we'll see if I can make a thumbnail from this and post it to Illustration Friday.

My "subterranean" thinking is pretty vague. I read Notes from the Underground as a young adult, and while I remember absolutely nothing about it, that title sticks with me. I also have some vague images of Oliver Twist down in the cellar at the undertaker's house. I'm not sure what this picture has to do with either of those, but I've been on spring break and I thought that I'd make lots of art, but so far, this one little picture is it, and I don't really even like this very much.

Friday, March 12, 2010


It's really driving me crazy not having a functional computer at home. My mom's ancient Mac is good enough to check e-mail and the National Weather Service, but that's about it. And now that we're going on spring break, I won't be able to scan pictures at school (unless I wanted to come in to school, which I don't--it's bad enough that I have 75 essays to grade, a dozen or so leftover tests, and a huge stack of creative writing notebooks--sigh). I'm hoping to make lots of art this next week...and get into the garden...and play lots of music!

Meeting doodles

What do people do who don't doodle during meetings? It's not at all that I'm not listening and participating, but I just think better when I'm doodling.
I also doodle while talking on the phone.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Illustration Friday: Brave

Okay, I have to admit that this is not really a "brave" picture. Since it's been so long since I posted to Illustration Friday, I just really really wanted to post the picture I finished yesterday. So I'll call it "brave."
It's brave to surrender yourself to your music, to joy, brave because you make yourself vulnerable to the world, which may perhaps not be kind.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bearded Guy

It has been TOO LONG since I've posted. I really need to get a new computer, so I don't have to bring stuff to school to scan there. Actually, there are a number of other reasons to get a new computer too. The break was good, but those reasons are starting too build up.
It's been essentially a whole month with no making art except for a few sketches in my sketchbook, but without a computer, I couldn't even scan those. How can I possibly be so busy that I can't do that? I think I missed three (or maybe four) Illustration Friday topics, though I thought about each of them, and even did little sketches for at least several. But....not time? How lame is that! I really need to do something about my life so that it doesn't continue.