Daily Archives: 29 . April . 2007

So… here we go again…


Performance anxiety and the blank sheet…

I’ve printed out all of the reference images that I intend to use for my “colors of India” piece/postcards. Again, I plan on using a larger sized 400lb watercolor paper sheet and cutting into nine pieces once I’m done. My pens and pencils are at their ready and yet I’ve been circling the table warily, not quite ready to get started. You know I’ll feel a sudden rush of inspiration at 9PM tonight, after an afternoon of birthday partying with a pack of eleven year old boys at Boomers, just minutes shy of my bedtime, don’t you? Yes… of course.

Instead of sitting down at the table, I’ve been surfing the ‘net and ogling other people’s work… reading little snippets of book reviews and excerpts on Amazon… looking for an elusive csoki csucs recipe… and have finally decided that I must categorize and itemize my watercolors and gouache on an Excel spreadsheet, and perhaps make a run to Sterling Art to fill in some (if any) gaps I have in my colors. Alas… my large Ziplock bag of paints is calling…

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As IF I needed another book, but OH well…

My friend Kelly Kilmer mentioned how much she’s been lusting for this book, which I’ve been wanting as well. The great hype surrounding its release (well, I suppose “hype” is perhaps a strong word for the rest-of-the-world, but if you are a couple of graphic novel geeks like Kelly and I — heheheh… sorry Kelly… I called you a geek, it’s been a long-anticipated, much-awaited tome) has had me in stitches. I finally checked out Carl Wyckaert’s blog and contacted him to see if I could order a copy. Yaaaay! Success! And so… one “Life After Black” Barron Storey book soon to be in my hot little hands. And… to add to the madness, I couldn’t resist a set of the limited edition prints