Thursday, November 10, 2011

Last Night And Today

I have a new nephew, born last night! Congratulations to Christian and Sarah!

More trivially, here's what I want to do today:

  1. Weed, weed block and mulch the paths
  2. Clean up all the flattened stems left behind by the October snow storm
  3. Tidy the roses
  4. Do the fall cutting back
  5. Clear the dining table
  6. Clean the shower
  7. Laundry
  8. Put away the nine plus piles of books that I have left all over the house
  9. Read Sin and Syntax
  10. Get groceries
  11. Wash the lettuce
  12. Bake something
  13. Meditate

As you can see I'm in over my head by the third word of the first item on my list. Guess I'd better get going.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Something Or Other

I finished these fingerless gloves last night.
I'm surprised by how warm the vestigial finger nubbies are.

We have about a million photos of Fay. She's so darned cute how could I not photograph her all the time?

A propos of nothing, I am doing NaNoWriMo this month. I am hilariously behind. I wrote like a nut on the first day and haven't written a word since. I'm around twelve-thousand words behind. HA HA HA HA HA! Yeah, we'll see what we get.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November First Friday Show

Well that was really fun. We had a number of surprise visitors and there was a lot of traffic. The gallery was very crowded at some points. Pete sold a photo and there were some nibbles at this guy:

He's the Don't Bother To Dream Monster, the first show-ready monster from my new monster drawing series. He's about four feet tall. The paper he's drawn on is about six feet by four feet. I think he got a lot of people to think about my work who normally wouldn't have. People often dismiss things they don't immediately perceive as serious. Putting this guy next to the giant strawberry painting seemed to make them think twice. I got a lot of thoughtful questions and comments on my work. Very encouraging. 

The whole night made me excited about the work that I know is coming. I make the work that I'm called to make regardless of whether I think others can connect with it or not. Still, nothing like getting a positive response to what you're doing.