(note: I don’t actually listen to P!nk, but my sister does, and this one’s for her)
So, I have been working on a few longer posts that I’ve been promising.. so they are still coming, I just don’t have a lot of extra time right now. Also, I received my original piece of art from Abbie Diamond! It is beautiful, and you will be getting a post about that fairly soon too.. Too much to do, no time to blog. Once the house is up for sale, and I have some medical things sorted out.. I should be back to regular posting.
I am almost embarrassed that I have not posted sketch pages for *almost* two months.. but I don’t see the point in feeling bad about it. I have a few pages prepped, and so you will certainly see a few more in the next week. We are in the final push to get the house ready to sell (as in, papers are being signed today!) so I think I will have bit more free time to tell you all about what I’ve been doing (which is a lot). Oh, and this page was another attempt at me drawing the same characters, only this time I decided to do them in a different time period. You may remember this page, featuring two horned women whom I have already scripted a back story for, involving binary star systems, gods, sacrifice, and stuff like that.
Sometimes life just keeps moving forward so quickly you don’t even know how you got there. I have been working like crazy the past few weeks, really pushing to get the house ready to sell. Looking around, and hearing the echoes (because we have hardly any stuff left in here) is starting to make me feel anxious and like I want to take a break.. but I have to keep going! This will all be worth it in the end. Despite the bathroom renovations, insane amounts of painting I have to do, and gardening gardening gardening, I’m still making time for art, and more specifically: doll making! I am almost done another doll, which I admit, should have been finished two weeks ago. I can’t post any more photos of her, because she is a surprise.. but soon soon. Despite how busy I will continue to be for the next few weeks, I have a lot of sketches in my book that are still not posted, so I think I will try to get those up as quicker posts to break the silence. But anyways, did I mention how I had to be incredibly brave and actually stand on this ladder in my bathroom in order to clean and paint the ceiling? Those pictures show where the ladder goes up on the wall, which is supposedly 10ft. I hope I never have to spend a (full) day on a ladder like that again (because I know I still have to go up the ladder to finish up and touch up the wall paint). On a final note, I finally figured out what the weird things growing in the palm are: yellow flowers! This also made it a lot easier to identify the type of plant it is, which is a Chamaedorea elegans, aka Parlour Palm.
I haven’t forgotten about Shock Stock! I still plan on doing a more personal post about the weekend, including some super cool buys.. plus another feature on two doll makers that were vendors. Very excited to share some of their work! But, I have posted the Official PVT Shock Stock 2013 photos on the VHS swap blog here. Oh and that is a photo of myself and Joel M. Reed!
So, originally I was planning on doing a series of posts about cleaning up, redecorating and finishing the house. But, plans have changed and things have been pushed forward and so a lot of stuff is getting done faster than I intended, while other things are not looking as “nice” was I wanted. So I think I’m going to hold off on the house tour for another week (or more… ) till it is closer to the finished product. In other news, I recently purchased a ticket for an art gala in Pittsburgh. Now, I can’t actually *attend* the event.. because it’s in Pittsburgh and I am in London, Ontario.. with my only means of transportation being a bicycle. BUT, with the ticket you are able to support a specific artist and you get an original piece of art by them. I was pretty damn lucky to get in within the last few days of tickets being sold. I bought a ticket for an illustrator and artist called Abbie Diamond, and I think that her work is fantastic. I am insanely excited to receive some original art by her!
Click the image below to go to her blog, or click here to check out her page on RAWartists (the organization I purchased the ticket from):
The first day of April, so much to do! Today, the weather was either sunny and wonderful, or blizzard, or raining and windy. We ventured outside despite this, and had an adventure. We went to a thrift store that had a 50% off sale. I found a crochet (I think) blanket, a yellow metal teapot, and a book that I’m planning on putting all of ticket stubs and small pictures into. We went into the forest and found mushrooms, small flowers, lots of bugs and a partial cat skeleton. Oh, also I dyed my hair yesterday using kool aid. Fuck yeah! I”m also working on a lot of art.. I’m confirmed for a table at the rag bag bazaar on June 8th, so I definitely need to keep working. Besides that, we finally have a real estate agent coming to see our condo later this week.. the first steps to selling! Woohooo! Changes are a coming.