Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 18

Tough day. I could create a new reality show: Survivor - Cubicle. After a encouraging talk with a good friend I felt better and got down to drawing. A little half hearted but good for me. Not looking forward to tomorrow but TGIF.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 15/16/17

Three, three, three posts in one!

Two late nights at the office and I had no energy to for drawing. So today, while there was chaos around me and I was waiting on the next directive, I used the time to make up my drawing a day backlog.

First, since I "fell off the wagon", so to speak. The ART wagon that is.

…then another Zentangle. Both done with a fine point Sharpie that bled a little on the cheap paper of my office notebook.

Tonight another Zentangle using a new pattern from the web site.

Tomorrow, more chaos and probably more overtime, too. Arg.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Draw Everyday for a Month process. I know I am.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 14

And it's back to the coffee shop theme. THIS is where I prefer to buy my coffee. Fair trade, organic and so fresh. Black gold...

After meeting a couple of friends at a ceramics show I went to my favourite coffee shop. I have to confess, I stopped in at Starbucks first - they have the better social buzz but it was packed. So I opted for the quieter place and it probably suited my mood a bit better. This is the view from the back corner facing the expresso machine. I had the corner to myself but had to listen to one of the staff who clearly knows everything about everything. Yikes. Had to plug into my iPod to shut him out.

It's been a cranky weekend - can you tell?!? Definitely out of sorts and trying to figure it out.

Wow, two weeks done, haven't missed a day yet, even if I didn't get the blogging done that day. I did take some photos when I was out and about yesterday so maybe I will use some as inspiration for the days to come. One thing I did notice was all the REALLY small houses that dot the country side. I'm so used to seeing huge house all tucked up tight together. I am a fan of the small house so it was refreshing to see them all.

Happy Day 14,

Day 13

My day trip out to the country side was not quite what I intended. It clouded up, cooled off a bit and the small town that I headed out to see was so much smaller, sleepier, than I thought it would be. Just a cluster of about half a dozen places at an intersection. The coffee shop was the place I looked most forward to going to and it was... OK. If you don't have a specialty coffee (latte, cappuccino, etc.) then it was "french press" in 3 sizes. Which leads one to believe that you actually get a french press of coffee. Instead I just got handed a mug of coffee. ?? Good coffee and I then I asked if I could buy coffee by the pound or half pound. The gal looked at me quizzically and said that I could order it. I explained that I just wanted coffee to take home with me and she then told me that they sell it in reusable mason jars. Like that concept but I didn't even bother to ask if they ground it there and she didn't offer. Interesting...  I had some of the coffee this morning and it's excellent. If I can find it in the city, I would buy it again.

After driving around to a couple other small communities, I head back to the city with a sour stomach and a migraine. I just couldn't seem to find a place to settle in and read or sketch.  I found a coffee shop in town and waited until the start time of a movie I wanted to see. Still no sketching, but I finished my novel. When I got home I did this. It feels like something organic and slightly alive, the way coral is, slowly growing and changing. It was very meditative.

Happy creating,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 12

This tangle looks like I felt at the end of a long week - messy, disorganized, haphazard. Once again, falling asleep in front of the TV after doing the drawing. Bad habit but it feels good at the time.

Today is Day 13, the sun is out and it's supposed to be 11°C - wow! I missed the last two gorgeous days  -- stuck in the office. I didn't even get out for my measly 1/2 hr lunch. I think this calls for a day off, a road trip maybe. Some plein aire sketching seems in order.

Enjoy the day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 11


Good afternoon... I completed this over breakfast - OMG, I'm ahead of the game! Scooping a few minutes out of my day to finish up here. It's been an intense few days at work and I'm looking forward to going home on time tonight and making a nice dinner -- trying a new recipe, coconut curry chickpea something-or-other. The recipe looks delish. 

I've had a couple of people approach me about working together. I would love to form some working relationships and eventually launch out on my own. It's always about $$$$$$. Making ends meet when going from a salary to freelance. I just keep putting it out there and looking for connections to help it happen.

Lovely sunny afternoon, pleasant for November. I would love to be sitting in the window of a coffee shop, working on something fun, chatting with other patrons. I'm there in spirit.

Thank a war vet & have a great day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 10

The second 11 hour day creating a monster iPDF. Oh my. All I keep thinking is, "this isn't what I want to do with my life." The gal I'm working with it on is such a creative little spitfire but I see her light being dimmed at this job. I hope we both find our way out and soon.

I love hand lettered pieces so this was a lot of fun. Feels a little seventies. I wonder where those platform shoes went?

Peace & love,