Tuesday, June 10, 2008

how does he do it?!?

I hit a bit of creative overload, so have been a bit of a slug for the past two days. In that same time (actually, since about 10pm last night) uber-spouse has painted five ... FIVE ... watercolors - including a riot of a kung-fu cat. He makes it look so easy. Makes me want to flick him. ok, not really, but I imagine some of you know what I mean.

I want, want, want to post pictures of what I ended up making as party favors for my birthday give-a-way. Unfortunately, I also want the treats to be surprises, so I have to wait. pisser. am hoping for some feedback on a couple ...

In the meantime, I found a really old "idea book". Seriously old ... it was from one of the very few art classes that I took back in the early 90's. I think it was a two-d class, so nothing earth shattering. A funny thing ... I pasted older sketchy type things in the book ... some from as far back as '87. EEK ... that's over 20 years ago! cuhrazy. I had forgotten about some of those old pictures ... like ornate, but cracked mirrors with odd reflections & those jagged cliff type sketches with a sigle flower or blade of grass growing up out of the desolate scene ... a few attempts at realism that aren't exquisite studies of perfection, but they aren't half bad (there's a rose that was done with a ball point pen that's actually fairly good) ... and letters/words - man, I must have done hundreds of thousand of letters/words throughout the years. It was nice to revisit the book.

OK, last night of sluggishness ... tomorrow I need to get started working on a few drawings for the 2009 Diary Project ... what I am thinking is that I'll pick my three favorite designs and then I'll let you lovely blogger buddies pick the one I submit. Yep. That's the ticket.

8 comments:

mermaid musings said...

i have been with full of ideas and plans in my hand, too and I really really need to focus ;-)
so yes! please! share with us, it seems to me that you are very enthusiastic and that is great, it is inspiring. Now, i think i am going to go and check the diary project for sure.
p.s. i am so curious about your party favors, LOL

Fete et Fleur said...

Wow! The book sounds amazing! What a wonderful thing to have all these years later. I can't wait to see what you created!!

I understand the uber-spouse thing completely. (LOL) :~)

Nancy

cindy said...

Sounds like a plan stan...will look forward to it.

c

terra said...

I really want to see the party favors!

Cant wait to see your designs too.

Jenni told me you are the one who made the 4 pictures of animals with a sharpie? Those are amazing and I wish they were mine!

Designs by CK said...

May your Friday the 13th be filled with magick! '-)

Spooky Regards,
Chris

Couture de Papier said...

Love your blog..thats so nice you have a painting partner! I don't think my 'ego' could stand it! I use to paint watercolors ..eons ago!
Thank You Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

Marilyn said...

Looking forward to seeing your birthday party favors! Also, your Diary 2009 pages--I bet we'll love all of the choices! Have a great weekend...hugs, Marilyn:)

Donna said...

I got your package!!! Oh, a bajillion thanks for the fantastic party favors!! I blogged about it if you want to check it out! =)

Thanks, also, for the reminder about the Diary project...I need to get on this ASAP!

Hugs to you! XOXO ~ Donna