Posts Tagged 'makin art'

Dream – April 22, 2008

SI dream

Self Portrait: Running Is Not For Me

self portrait after runningThis afternoon, when I went to get Special Agent M from school, I realized I’d forgotten my keys and I hightailed it back. I wasn’t sure if Pet-man was staying or taking off. This delayed me somewhat and I wound up running most of the way to school, so as not to be late. Much different than my usual extremely brisk walking. No, I was not wearing inappropriate footwear for the activity.

It brought back not-so fond memories of gym in grade school days, when they would force us to run. The teacher would say, “If you feel like yer gonna throw up, that’s good!” I hurled every time we ran. It was not good. I did not enjoy it.

I didn’t hurl yesterday (probably because I hadn’t eaten), but I did not enjoy the nauseous feeling. It did, however, give me a greater admiration for those who do run. More accurately, I was thinking, “Why do people enjoy this type of self-punishment?”

Do you run? Why? What do you like about it?

A Day at the Museum

NYC Night!

I went to a Parsons alumni event last night. It was held in the main gallery at Society of Illustrators. I saw many people I knew, both from S.I. and school. Others looked familiar, and I think they may have been some of my former students.

Things are changing in the world of illustration. That’s not news to me, but it was great to hear other illustrators (who aren’t the ones I have coffee or beer with) talking about it too. Since I became a mom, I don’t pop in to the city all the time the way I used to (yet). Last night brought it all back. It was an inspiring way to top off a really tasty, creative week.

The true highlight, of course, was the adventure of getting there. There are some aspects of the commute that I do not miss. Well, sort of:

subway sketch

I need to get out more.
Excitement level: 9 million times better than doing laundry.

One of Two New ACEOs in my Etsy Shop

Culture Exisits ACEOIn the brief moments I’ve had to get out, I’ve been quite inspired. I feel a bit like I’m drowning in ideas and I can’t work fast enough to get them all down on paper.

The other night I took a break from work, stepped out my studio-office door, just to stand in the freezing darkness of my soggy back garden. The sky was dark blue and the stars (there were so many) seemed brighter than usual. They were putting on a show just for me and in that neon moment, my cartoon alter-ego said, “Go paint something and have fun.” And so, I did.

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Channeling Carmen Miranda

I’ve been trying to do at least one painting per day in my sketchbook. Mostly mixed media with whatever I find laying around. Concepts based on thoughts, dreams or social situations.

Winter Is Bleh!

Lice Epidemic?


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September 2021