end of another week
Friday, November 18, 2005, 07:01 PM - General, Work (The Man), Art/Designphew!
Was that a long week!
I feel like I have been constantly driving about, (which I probably have) to teach people English.
Try not to think about it and enjoy my weekend. Thankfully there is nothing really planned... I don't think. I can finish my illustration. They always seem to take a long time, I look at them, move them about, ask opinions, they loiter on the end of our only table amongst gouche tubes and murky water, paint brushes and piles of paper or books I am slowing chopping into pieces for about a week (if not longer). It will be done this weekend. If not tonight.
I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts: Media Artists Secrets in the car the other day (episode 44) he was talking about taking risks. Saying that you should "jump in and take a risk... the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward"... so damn scary. He mentioned that he was sure that everyone could think of something that they could risk doing. Sad thing was, I didn't immediately think of something for me.
Yes, I am bored. Yes, I wish I could get the French to accept that I could work in my actual "field" instead of just teaching them English...
No, I don't think I could set something up myself at the moment with my incomplete French... so all I can really do is hope that someone in an English speaking country that would "take a risk" on me (which I have tried also), and employ me remotely. I sound like I am being a defeatist.
Not so true.
I think it is possible, i just have to keep trying to contact people, getting my work out there, no matter how small. This is what is going on with the week long illustration. I love it so far, and that is mainly all that matters to me, but it is not finished.
blue house items
Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 06:47 PM - Art/DesignGot a funny email the other day from a man who told me he would buy one of my hand-made bag type things that I sell on the blue house, if I made something more for boys. He told me that if I happened to make something for boys he would happily buy it. I asked him what type of colour scheme did he think boys would like... he gave me his opinion, but claims:
Oh I would also like to say that I'm not a designer, nor do I know what I'm talking about really, so my opinions don't hold the highest merit.
I liked his feedback personally. I think it has merit.
Monday, November 14, 2005, 04:23 PM - GeneralI did the first stage (after having the tooth pulled out) of getting a tooth implant today. It is slowly thawing out, and I swear, the most pain I am experiencing now is from the hardcore injections he gave me so I didn't feel anything, not the fact that someone has drilled into my jaw bone. I know, graphic.
Observations from August
Saturday, November 12, 2005, 08:37 PM - GeneralAugust 30, 2005
I saw three little girls with dolls in their arms, nursing them as if they were a crying baby, rocking, rocking following a woman with a pram with a real newborn baby in it. A man in rockabilly leopard print shoes, with a scarf wrapped around his head with perfectly placed, curled “sideburns” emerging from his bandana. A child sitting behind the counter of the Asian grocery store, with a moody look on her face which was obviously an act; and even though they were cajoling her in Chinese, I understood what they were telling her by their tone. A can of an energy drink I thought no longer existed thrown in the doorway of my home. A prostitute impatiently yelling out how much she charges, and for what, at the top pf her voice.
August 31, 2005
A Japanese child with a button missing from the back of her white summer dress, hiding her face in her mother’s chest from another Japanese woman. Languidly walking African men in crushed, well-loved suits. A man who was never happy with the seat he was sitting in on the métro.
milk and scary facts
Friday, November 11, 2005, 05:05 AM - Vegan/VegetarianI was pointed towards this article while listening to the vegan freak podcast, propoganda still exists, just in a different form. Don't get me started on mass milk production.