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?
long living glossary
Thursday, December 22, 2005, 06:07 PM - General, Relationships, Politics, Art/DesignToday, I dug out my long, forever still not finished glossary for terms to do with graphic design, printing, restoration, typography, bookbinding and (it seems) whatever else takes my fancy, for stuff I would like to know as a "designer" or whatever I have become here in France. It was started due to the fact I would go to interviews and have not a clue what the name of that was in French. Kind of embarassing really...
"and this is a... a... I don't know the word in French... (smile wanely)"
Great! That would be a letterhead (papier en tÍte) or a brochure (same word) or perhaps even a business card (carte de visite)... see I have learnt something in the past year or so!
So, I thought a few weeks ago that I had lost the version I was doing in the week after returning from South Africa (yes, in August), as we had overhauled the computer and gave it a new life... but I found it again, so I have kicked myself in the butt basically. Enough teaching people English and not doing much but illustration, I cannot forget how to use the applications I was extremely fast in using before.
There was a reason that instigated this little outburst, but, I am not going to write it down and give it
I did spend the day at the fabulous Prefecture, the shame of it all, they wonder why the foreigners riot! All day, didn't work. All for picking up my ten year residency card, true, I don't have to go back there again, but still ALL DAY (or close).
Aren't Mormons supposed to be God loving all compassionate creatures? The conversations these boys were having in the Prefecture were typical 18 year old stuff, except no girls, all blood and violence and stupid television. I guess they're allowed.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005, 12:30 PM - Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, IllustrationMy husband has created an application called "PumpItUp" (you can look at his blog if you must know all the dirty programming details)... so, he has been bugging me for this "icon" for ages. I had hand-drawn ideas, he just couldn't understand why I would want to do it that way first. I asked him which ones he liked, and he mentioned my least favourite. So, I sat in front of the computer last night, I did the one he pointed out, and the one I liked the most... I won. hehehehehe.
Asaurus Records have a T-Shirt competition due for the end of the year. I now have a goal for my non-existent student lessons this afternoon. Short deadline, but I am sure I'll manage.
illustration friday : imagine
Saturday, December 17, 2005, 08:27 AM - Work (The Man), Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday, English
So here is my entry for illustration friday. I did actually draw this one this week, just a few days ago, was happy with the result, and it fits to top it off.
Had a frustrating day yesterday.
I spent 6.5 hours in a company that wants their employees to have a 750 TOEIC (this is an English multiple choice exam, with listening, and it is hard), no matter what. How a couple of them are going to get it beats me, but anyway.
So I am trying to explain to them the difference between the present perfect and the past simple and they are asking me question like; "But what does the 'yet' mean in that sentence?". Felt like Rob Gordon / Fleming from "High Fidelity" obsessing over Laura saying she hasn't slept with Ray yet. It was appauling. Note I didn't have a break either, and they expected me to teach people while I ate, which I dislike doing. I won't even talk about what the meal was they gave me to eat, and why I didn't eat it. All I will say is "devon" and leave it at that. I had my secret squirrel stash of food as normal. Squirrel / rabbit...call me what you want.
I am refusing to do those lessons again, not confident enough I am giving the correct information.
I noticed that Marissa is looking for submissions for anything i like, have a look at her site, it is an excellent collection of artists, if you want to put me in that catagory, I won't complain.