we used to wait

This weekend was sort of exhausting, but fun. Road tripped to Brooklyn with one of my best friends and visited two of my favorite people. FINALLY bought a new Monroe piercing that fit properly, and took the Olive Garden Never-Ending Pasta Challenge with Missy. Also ordered a bottle of wine at the table of the Olive Garden, because, why not?

Traffic back to Baltimore was awful, especially around the Delaware/MD border. A trip that should have taken 3.5 hours took 5. Needless to say, I was ready to decompress, but not before finishing this:

World outside

Conceptually, I like the stuff outside the “cave” I’ve put this character in, but I think I don’t like that stuff outside as much. It’s growing on me, I think. What do YOU think?


fire lit

Finished that part of embroidery I started last week:

I’m pleased with the progress so far!

Remember when I wrote about WAFA?  That has really motivated me to set up a decent Flickr page (I have one for Brown Paper Bag, but not really one for personal use).  Hopefully I will be better about updating this.  When something is not Google-centric, I have a terrible time remembering to update!

Also, if anyone wants to buy me a Flickr Pro account, I won’t be sad about it.


dog days are over

No post yesterday, so today!

Sometimes I procrastinate because I know I have to paint and don’t want to.  It’s not for lack of enjoyment – it is because I have such limited space on my desk to do so.  I wish my work space was large enough to accommodate such wishes.

In other news, I did a little impromtu cleaning this evening and found a couple of things:

1. an old, skinny brown leather belt that I thought was gone FOREVER.

2. my N64.  I needed that a few months back.

3. my extra yoga mat.  doesn’t do me much good though, because the one I stole is so.much.better.


wrestling

Here’s what I got done between now and Wednesday, which is not a lot:

I’ve been fighting with what to do on top of her dress all week.  I keep trying things and starting over… to get resolved this weekend.  


snippet

I forgot to post this morning, so here I am, Wednesday night!  I was sewing this evening and suddenly remembered to scan.  So, here it is, fresh out of my hands and to your lovely eyes:

This piece is pretty big, so this weekend I should be able to show a scan of the whole thing.  I hate it when I have been working on something for a while and get disillusioned.  I’m at that point with this piece.  I lose track of where I started and where it’s going.  Must see my vision through!

Also, danke to a couple of (awesome)blogs that have shown my work recently:

Where the Lovely Things Are

+ 22:BLOG

Its always interesting to see what people pick to show!  Seeing this sort of stuff always makes my day.


nonsense!

This scan will probably make no sense, but give you insight into my:

1. Process

2. Cheapness

I refuse to throw away old sketchpads, bristol pads, and other pads of paper because you never know when you can use them!  Here is something that I saved from Junior year of college.  Over this ink drawing, you can see some pencil lines, which will eventually be filled in with paper and thread, among other things (probably).  You also see what I’ve been sewing as well.

At the beginning of the year I decided that it was Year of the Sara, meaning that it was my year to do fun things and really get back into personal work and things that interest me.   So far, pretty good.  On Monday I had a video meeting with a company I’m going to do some freelance work for.  I’m really excited about the project and will post about that when I can. Yay!

ALSO:  Have you looked at Brown Paper Bag yet?  It’s been up and running for a week and a half.  So far, so good!  You can also follow that blog on Twitter.  I post neat stuff on there that isn’t on Brown Paper Bag.


chili cook-off

Happy Monday (I suppose).  The weekends always seem too short.  This weekend I broke down and bought a new Wacom Tablet – the Intuos 4.  Let me just say that it is AWESOME.  Vast improvement over what I previously had (Intuos 3).  Sleeker, more functionality, smoother sensor pad – totally worth what I paid.

In my never-ending quest of eating, I attended a chili cook-off.  It was pretty great, with the exception of the chili that tasted like beer.  I was really glad that one did not win.

I also went to my friend’s closing reception for her art exhibition!  I haven’t been to one of those functions in quite some time.  Very nice to go and revel in Amanda’s wonderful installation.  Sadly,  my camera battery died before I could take any photos.

Here’s what I worked on, a revamp of a previously attempted project:

I also updated my website with two illustration pieces (that I have posted on  here).

You should also check out Brown Paper Bag while you’re at it!  I have some exciting things to post this week.


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