Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 08:04 PM - General, Work (The Man), Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, Illustration Friday, English, FrenchI feel the need to write, how's that!
I haven't felt the need to impart any information for days.
Had one of the most revolting NYEs ever. Man was sick, he lay in bed all weekend, I watched The Young Ones (Series 1), in its entirety... went to bed at about 10:30pm, perhaps not that early, but pretty close.
Didn't do an illustration for Illustration friday until now : Not finished, but here is the basic, non-coloured version. The topic was "Flavour".
Damn students didn't turn up for their lessons again today: really boring sometimes... I listened to a few worthwhile podcasts, so it wasn't time completely wasted. Had The Vegan Freaks to listen to today after a good week and a half, I was laughing out loud on the tramway here, which was pretty embarassing, but I don't really care. Better to laugh than not to at the moment.
They had an interview with the guy who runs Herbivore Magazine, and they were talking about a "lime green thong" which reminded me of when I was 21, we bought (as the joke "now your 21 present") a lime green, fluorescent, polyester thong, that was given to everyone of my friends... then it disappeared, perhaps someone gave it to him? Actually I know who kept it, and it didn't really surprise me.
The othe podcast was from The Creative Cow. It was podcast #11, and the main interview was with KINO, he was a really interesting person to listen to and he had some new interesting ideas about keeping your mind creative: the one I liked the most was a simple mind game (he referenced Kipling's "Kym" as where he got the idea from):
You ask someone to set out some objects on a table, at least 10, and you look at them and try to remember everything about them. (I can understand the idea that you don't remember much the first time, as this has been proven to me whilst playing Chinese Whispers in French, I honestly am really bad at it), but if you try really hard you get really good at it. After looking out of the window all afternoon at said "where students don't come to lessons" company, I would expect every detail of the scene outside would be burnt into my memory, but I could bet that is not true.
Thursday, December 29, 2005, 09:27 AM - GeneralJust read this article on Thomas Hawk's blog, it is appauling, it actually makes you wonder
about buying on line.
Seems I am Captain Jack Sparrow at heart...
Tuesday, December 27, 2005, 07:40 PM - General
| You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow. Roguish,quick-witted, and incredibly lucky, Jack Sparrow is a pirate who sometimes ends up being a hero, against his better judgement. Captain Jack looks out for #1, but he can be counted on (usually) to do the right thing. He has an incredibly persuasive tongue, a mind that borders on genius or insanity, and an incredible talent for getting into trouble and getting out of it. Maybe its brains, maybe its genius, or maybe its just plain luck. Or maybe a mixture of all three. |
Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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illustration friday : holidays
Saturday, December 24, 2005, 09:22 AM - General, Relationships, Illustration, Illustration Friday
So, I promise I will do something in colour next time I have an illustration friday submission.
I have been told that we are going into the FNAC today to buy a gift for the nieces, why today?
Christmas celebrations tonight, had a horrid sleep over night due to neighbours kid deciding he was going to start partying at middnight. He is only 10 or something like that, already listens to death metal and punk and last night was honestly the first time he has annoyed me with playing music really loud, and the first time I was able to hear it in my lounge room. I guess, I am in an apartment, it is Christmas, and, well, two good reasons not to be grumpy about it. Makes me sound old.
my own ord!
Friday, December 23, 2005, 05:51 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design
Received my own copy of Ord's new comic today. I went to school with Ordy and I still can't get used to calling her Mandy. Always Ord to me. So I am happy. It was a red letter day for me, a few things in the post JUST for me! I even got a really nice letter from an old friend of mine, who I write to, even when I lived in Sydney. We have always written to each other, snail mail, and I honestly haven't seen her in 5 years. Disgusting isn't it.
I am a little concerned about the IdN feature I am supposed to be in in December... the website hasn't changed, the Ripe Off The Press people have said nothing. I hope the IdN people are just too busy with their conference to put out a new magazine. I was hoping to use the magazine plug as a new stepping stone to getting a real job again. I guess I have to go about it the boring, old normal way?
Have had a quick look at Illustration Friday, and I need to create now, or I'm not going to have a submission. I guess I could swap to Photo Friday instead this week? Opps, that's right, no challenge this week on Photo Friday... illustration it is.
Is Christmas over yet?