I sometimes wish that all of this awareness would lead to a die-hard artist work ethic but that is a nut I have yet to crack. Maybe I am just weak-willed or too good at psyching myself out, but damn do I get distracted while doing things. Originally I meant to publish this post on the the 5th. I was going to talk about how I had found a box in my room and spent all day working to transform it into a beautiful and fitting carrier for my precious business cards, with explained process and photo evidence. I nearly finished it. The gold paint is alluring, the cardboard wallet box transformed and lined with velvet. Two details threw me off though- do I affix a black masking tape label with my website embossed to the box cover or not? The gold paint made the fit of the box very snug and now it sticks- do I keep it as it is and fumble while opening it, or do I figure out a way to make the box easier to open? How do I do that? And with those questions it has sat. I don't quite have the right type of ribbon or even a solid idea of how I want to do it, and this project follows my pattern of working. Things get started, sometimes they almost are finished, but usually I'm missing the last touch.
Today that last touch is uploading the photos I've taken to support all this chattering. I can't get it work and it's frustrating. I find myself skimming text a lot lately, so I imagine that people will notice a lack of pictures and skip this page. I'll just end these chunks of letters with a list and the acceptance that people will skim and the list has the best chance out of everything.
Things that have been eating my non-work time:
(In order of appetite)
netflix instant watch:
21 Jump Street
movies from the 80s
movies set in California or with Aaliyah
playing scrabble (ipod version and in person)
better job hunting:
editing resume and writing cover letters
Making a watercolor color chart
( because I am ashamed of the "b" worthy one I made for Randy Chavez's illustration 1 class)
composing little studies with the left over paint from the chart
a valentine's day lino cut with astronauts
business card box
cooking tastier than what I usually eat food:
soups with tomato bases, carrots, cabbage and potatoes plus whatever veggies I have around
curried lentils with collard greens and bacon
sausage, spinach and mushroom sandwiches
peach-ginger black tea or lycee red tea
hanging out with friends and my boyfriend
the packers playoff game
Hopefully I can get my photos uploaded soon, but I can't promise that I will be distraction free.