illustration friday : sea
Sunday, January 8, 2006, 08:37 AM - Work (The Man), Illustration, Illustration Friday
This is an old piece I did that is the only thing I can conjure up in my mind about the sea. "The Sea" is a touchy subject in our household at the moment, because of the lack of it.
After a two week break, was back at six hours of grammar company again on friday. The one that gives me the meal I don't eat. I told them that I was "allergic" to lots of things and prefered to bring my own food. I still got the platter, so I kept it, took it home with me and gave it to a homeless person. It was kind of embarrassing how greatful she was. Was pleased I could put it to some use. Hate wasting food.
Coloured the last illustration friday piece, and have decided I liked it more just as a pencil sketch.
C'est la vie.
This blog entry cracked me up today...
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.
Friday, December 30, 2005, 11:05 AM - Relationships, Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design
Yesterday my husband sent me this link about procrastination, I know it was a bit of a dig... but I'll let it pass. (True, I did spend two hours the other day on the vegan freak forums talking to people, but it was a rare occasion, maybe). I did get up in the middle of the night and ended up talking to people in the chatroom for a bit, had a horrid sleep with my mother ringing every few hours to tell me how my step-father was doing, and that they were going to operate on him soon etc etc.
So speaking of that topic which I supposedly frequently participate, I did spend nearly all day on the glossary, and feel, apart from two appendixes that need to be added, that, I am at the point of printing it out and cross-checking it. I was trying to do it on screen last night, 60 A4 pages of info scrolling back and forth, very frustrating. So, I shall soon, perhaps, have it out of my system.
I am a little loathe to speak about this, but it annoyed me; so here goes:
So, for months, I was told I was going to be in a feature about Australian Designers in an Asian (Hong Kong) magazine called IdN. It was pushed out and pushed out, and finally I received the magazine with said article in it yesterday, and I wasn't in it!! 15 Designers out of the list of 20. So there are 4 others, like me, wondering why, no doubt.
I have a theory...
I'm not cool enough.
So I have concluded my work was excluded because I wasn't cool enough for their publication. I really like their magazine normally, and good on the people that managed to get in, but, man, how grumpy am I about it?! Now I really feel like I am worth NOTHING...
That's my rant.
It has made me want to work harder.
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.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 07:27 PM - Relationships, English, FrenchYesterday I received the best things!
I received a card from a very good friend, a present from another and a very large box of stuff from my mama. She is too nice! She sent me books, and vegemite, and bits of japanese fabric, perhaps to temp me to be creative with them again (haven't sewn anything for ages), but one of the best things she sent me was the first "The Young Ones" DVD. My man looked at it puzzled, they never showed the French the mayhem of that show obviously. Maybe they thought they wouldn't understand? Perhaps scratch their heads in bewilderment? Wonder what in fact, they watched at the end of the program? Haven't tested it out on him yet.
Subscribed to a new podcast today : The French Podclass (which I found while listening to The Word Nerds. I have half listened to the first podcast, can tell you my French is much better than basic greetings, but I am happy I found it, he has done alot of work on it. I am impressed! Take a look if you are trying to learn French, I think it is a good resource so far...