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:
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?
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.
Sorry guys! It’s been a little while. I guess my “I’ll post Monday-Wednesday-Friday” thing fell by the wayside. Sometimes I just don’t have anything to say/post!
A background added to this piece. Overall, I am happy and done. I can’t work on it any longer. For celebration, I am buying myself gummy worms tonight, even though I went on a bit of a shopping spree today. Two pairs of shoes and a top – not my normal MO.
I’ve been running a lot more and really enjoying it. I received my iPod shuffle which is a dream. It is so light and clips onto my clothing easily, and I sort of like that I have little control over what’s played (other than ff’d through things). I’ve decided to run the Baltimore Marathon’s 13.1 mi course this fall. I have enlisted my dad for help in a training schedule. I always find I need something to work for. After the triathlon (June 20), I’m going to see if I can find another race between the tri and the half marathon. Look at me!
Here’s what I’ve been working on for a little while, all the pieces put together. I still have sketches of conjuring up some sort of background (something simple…) but I thought I would put this up for now. It’s at a point where it could be complete.
I have had internet issues for a while, and I couldn’t figure out if it was my computer or the router. Well, the router bit the dust this weekend so I replaced it and things are so much better! I can watch my internet tv again! This has caused me to watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which is both mesmerizing and sad to me. I try not to eat a lot of processed food and cook with fresh veggies, but I still love that greasy pizza and sweets. The people he’s trying to help… live in another food universe. Pizza everyday! Chicken nuggets! French fries on a regular basis. Crazy unhealthy!
Just a scan – Still chugging a long. Hopefully to be done by this weekend?
In other news, it is HOT outside. I know it’s boring to talk about the weather, so can we address the fact that:
a. Early April should NOT be 90 degrees?
b. It should NOT be too hot to run at 6:30AM in early April.
Also, did anyone here watch The Adventures of Pete and Pete when they were younger? Remember the episode with the phone that just.keeps.ringing? This seems to have happened outside my apartment. Every morning between 7 and 8 am there is a phone that rings for pretty much the whole hour. Weird, no?
A quick scan of what I’ve sorta been working on.
I was in NY last weekend and obviously didn’t get much work done. I did see a great paper show at the Museum of Art and Design, met up with Jen Collins (whom I met through Brown Paper Bag!) and hung around Red Hook in my friend’s wonderful new apartment.
This is a hard piece to scan, so I did a really shoddy job of it since I was just throwin’ it up on Marshmellow Kisses.
I have been struggling with parts of this piece, namely her dress. Finally got it to a place where I like it. I am hoping to have some time with it this week, since Sat-Sun I will be out of town. I’m going to NYC to visit some friends and take in some gallery shows. I am also going to hit up Baked, a place that isn’t far from my friends apartment and whose cookbook I love so dearly.