The Ultimate Marvel universe has ruined this for me.
... and by ruined, I mean turning Nick Fury into every Samual L Jackson movie ever was the a really good decision.
Now I am off to feel ashamed of myself.
Found this today. It's not a sound I typically listen to, but I like it.
I'm going to get done early enough to do serious editing (please?). I'm glad I write every day in general outside of November, helps with the necessary discipline (of which I typically have none).
Also, going to start sharing music when I remember about it. Today is The One You Say Goodnight To, by Kina Grannis. Found her by accident and I'm glad I did. Let's see if this works.
Anyway, I have entered A Thousand Forests, which is a wacom competition that gives me the chance to win a photography workshop in Santa Fe. I had considered getting my undergraduate in Fine Arts there, but unfortunately lacked the funds. I could really use a pick me up after half my schools staff was cut and, while I know it's improbable that I'll win, I would really appreciate it if you could support me and vote for my entries. Voting opens in about 3 weeks (nov 19-ish).
Entry #1 Broken Rainbow : http://contest.wacom.com/entry/210892
Entry #2 Teardrops : http://contest.wacom.com/entry/210896
There will be three more entries, but I haven't picked them yet. Thank you for the support!
Also, nanowrimo is a go. Over 10k words for far and I'm not finished yet today.
As promised (way back when) a color study. I can't find my color pencil version, so you'll have to be happy with the gauche image for now. Still in progress. I'm not pleased with the result of field 1 yet, so it is not included.
Update: Color study of Keystone/Titan combined now available
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them
It surprised me how many of these I didn't recognize the title of.
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (not a big fan of her, but I page back occasionally to see if my tastes change)
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (bits and pieces? still working on it)
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (the heroine’s an idiot, as are most of the other characters, but I still love it in spite of myself)
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (read bits and pieces when people make me, but have never finished any of them because I can't stand her writing style and yet I still know more about the series than my best friends who have read it 8 times. I feel like it counts...)
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible (it was the only way I could get away with not being completely attentive in church. I then proceeded to critique the old school Moses movie at the age of 10.)
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (not impressed)
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (alright, so I don't love all of it, but the tragedies are brill)
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (can not force myself to read it, I want to punch the main character in the face she annoys me so much)
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (started, never finished)
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (loved parts but not all of)
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (in progress)
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (loved when I read them as a child)
34. Emma - Jane Austen (not a big fan of her, but it's a classic and I have an english degree so I feel obligated)
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen (see above)
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
52. Dune - Frank Herbert (if only because of my brother)
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (literally wanted to die)
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (bits and pieces of, but nothing substantial)
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding (never ever ever)
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker (it hurts to say I haven't read this)
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (love. so much of it)
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (in french)
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (started, never finished)
No idea why it took me this long to get to watching it, all evidence points to the fact that I probably would have loved it from day 1. In fact I am fairly certain that I used to tease a few of my friends about watching it (because come on, why would anyone disguise a time machine as a phone booth, what do you mean the chameleon circuit is faulty? the hell is a chameleon circuit? no "shut up, it's sci fi" is not a good enough explanation).
Then I get to thinking that I could have had this in my life for the past five years. It's like I've been wasting my life by... not... wasting my life watching television...
I blame some one who writes fanfiction here for making this happen in my life.
I'd get my guache out, but it doesn't have the same movement and functions better for cell painting. Why do I even own that much guache...
Theoretically I could use a diluted paint and it would be so bad, but then I'd have to deal with room mates complaining about the smell of paint thinner (just like they've done about fixative and plaster and clay being baked and varnish and my sketching materials taking over the living room which is probably a legitimate complaint) and that's almost as bad as loosing my deposit.
I need to buy a tarp.
Just pencil on notebook paper for now. The next step (after Sam tells me how not accurate they are, in which case I will PROBABLY do them anyway) is color concepts. Color-pencil, maybe oil pastel and water color if I'm feeling daring... The ending result will be oil paintings. I haven't decided how big yet.
And of course I had to do both, because I couldn't break the set.
The telephones are surprisingly quiet today, which is just as well because I've caught the bug that's going around the school and am fairly certain I sound like a man. If our admin assistant wasn't sick then I wouldn't have to worry about the phones, but she is (and has been the past two days) and I'm a nice person with a history of minding the phones for the last hour of the school day when it's needed.
Our School Director is rustling around, trying to leave for almost an hour like she does everyday. She walks out the front doors the same time as our buisness manager before walking back in because she parked on the other side of the building. The students sitting in the hall with their acoustic guitars send their farewell wishes a filth time as she passes. One of them starts a particularly complicated and fast series of chords that I can't identify, but remember from yesterday; It sounds beautiful and I feel incredibly ridiculous when my first thought is that it sounds like the wind in the middle of an open field.
The bell rings and the students rush the halls, some wave at me or call out greetings as they walk by.
Even though I can't hear it from where I'm sitting, I know classical music is playing through our PA system and it makes me smile.
Summery: Short character study, I'm still trying to get to know him.
Notes: Started out as a piece of a much larger project. I'm not sure it fits anymore, but I liked it enough that I didn't want to loose it.
( A type of home )