a terrible thing happens when I start actually liking the way a page is coming out...I get more scared to work on it. Finally I had to wait till I was tired of it and then I just decided to get over myself by writing big lettering over the whole thing and finally be done with it.
I hated this page and finally just decided to use my biggest, blackest, fattest pen to cover with a quote. I found it interesting to see afterward which quote ended up on it. If I don't like my work, the energy doesn't flow. If I do, it does.
This was something I did on hotel stationery while waiting for tracy one morning in a hotel room. I sat and looked in the mirror and drew a self portrait with my non dominant left hand. You can see a partial face to the left that I started with my right hand (that's no good at all). The filigree is an exercise that theo ellsworth does alot. He takes a pen in both hands and mirrors each at the same time. It is the most fun thing to do. Oddly...this is one of my favorite pages I have done in a long time....and I seriously was just doodling while waiting for tracy. that was why it was on hotel paper and not my journal. I thought it was going to be a mess.
Life has been busy again lately...tommorrow we are having a graduation party for my daughter, trista who is graduating with a linguistics degree with a concentration in computer science. 45 people are expected. Next saturday, we get to go to the commencement ceremony at the UW with 36,000 other people...something I am dreading.
I picked all the Artfest teachers for the 2010 last week...very difficult as they are all so good. Also making last minute arrangements for Artfiberfest happening in 2 weeks (yes, we still have space if you are interested. also offering 1-day passes for $160). On top of that, I am getting Journalfest registrations on a daily basis. That retreat is going to be full before you know it. Pretty exciting for tracy and me since it is the first one.
The weather has been great, albeit quite hot (for us). but we are loving being outside a lot more and the longer daylight hours are awesome. Tracy's parents who live next door to us finally opened up their pool (it has to be winterized) so we've been swimming everyday around 4:30pm. It's kinda nice because it MAKES us quit working. We have a hard time stopping usually.
anyway...life is good around here.