February 8th, 2003

Marie Masquerade

More of the same

Guess what I'm doing today? Yep - that's right, I'm painting. All day. I think I might finish the 48"x36" commission today (depending on how distracted I am). I also am working on some sketches for a new commission. Hopefully I'll finish those today as well. First of all though I am going to do some photo re-prints for Amber (she got her photos back from the photo shoot from when she earned her black belt). Rather than pay for all of the extra wallet-sizes, etc. she's just having me scan them in and make photo prints - considerably cheaper!

Bleah, it looks cold and yucky outside. EBay is having some sort of server problems where newly-listed items are only showing up half the time.

I have MSNBC on the television right now and I hate all of the news. It's like watching a train wreck. I especially dislike it when countries are referred to as if they were individual people with pre-determined opinions (ie: "The United States wants such and such", "Iraq told the United States", "France disagrees", etc.) Who are these people speaking for me? I don't like being lumped together with everyone else in this country with only one spokesperson who I didn't even vote for. I especially dislike the use of "Good" and "Evil" being thrown around so much (particularly in Bush's speeches). People don't do things because they are "Evil", they do things because they think that they are right. Ok, I've got that out of my system. Bleah.
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OK, enough painting for today. I've got a dreadful headache. I am very close to finishing that big commission now - just a couple of hours tomorrow and it'll be done. I'm finishing up the dragon. I was having too much fun doing details - it's taking me a little longer than I had anticipated. I didn't get my sketches finished for my new commission either - but again just a little work tomorrow should take care of that. Matt's still at work, but he should be home soon. Tomorrow I am going out to lunch with Mom and Amber. I'm sooo tired. I'm not sleepy at all though - more like mentally exhausted. I painted for about 13 hours today and about the same yesterday. I should get paid overtime, lol. I haven't left this apartment for days. Since it's a studio apartment, it's like not leaving the same room for days. Generally between Thursdays and Mondays (unless I go out on Sundays with my mom/sisters) I don't leave the room at all. I'm starting to turn all Gollum-y.

I'm hungry! All I had to eat today was some potatoes. I think maybe I'll make some red beans & rice for dinner tonight.
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I was just looking at Celebration's calendar of events and I realized that I'll be missing the Celebration Art Festival by two days =( Two days! That's just not fair =P

Oh well. Maybe I'll try to apply for a booth next year! I don't know how well my artwork would do in that sort of venue, but I bet it would be fun either way. It's only a block away from my apartment, so it would be silly for me not to enter.

I went to the Plaza Art Fair here in Kansas City last year. It's "Invitation Only" for the artists (very exclusionist and pretentious - needless to say I've never been invited to show, lol). There were a few things I liked there (a lot of it was rather dull sort of things that I would classify more as interior-decor rather than art per se...), and it was a lot of fun, but I was very disappointed to note that the vast majority of the artists were not local to Kansas City, let alone the Midwest. I didn't quite see the point of a "local" art show where most of the artists were from New York or L.A. Eh.