Whilst on hiatus
Post #1270 • January 6, 2009, 11:59 AM • 9 Comments
Alas, the studio beckoned, but it mostly beckoned to be cleaned. This is appropriate enough, as we're still new arrivals in the house and we plan to be here for ages if we can help it. I spent a goodly amount of studio time on the road, to the Container Store for the clear plastic shoe boxes I like to keep my supplies in, to Utrecht for a new easel (my first H-frame, in which I am pleased). I located stacks of paper that had been hurredly stashed into portfolios, and then stretchwrapped, as we fled Orange County. I put together standing lamps. I shoveled snow. Holidays called for observance and much pleasurable eating.
I managed some productive time, though. I picked up a few morsels of Processing and Blender. (Both of them are great fun. The latter has proved impenetrable in the past, but there is a new spate of Blender books on the market, including a worthy beginner's reference. For Processing, one might investigate this.) Aside from this site, I also completed a long-overdue redesign of Necee's. And I managed to sneak in an installment of The Moon Fell On Me under the descending, Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-style stone door of 2008.
I reflect in awe on the last several years: the whirlwind of 2008, the mayhem of 2007, the upheaval of 2006, and good old 2005, may it be damned forever to hell save my meeting Supergirl and my residency in Taiwan. For 2009, I hope mostly to pass the time quietly but productively in the studio here, overlooking our adorable Boston neighborhood, complete with a cat dozing on the window sill. And for you, I wish you that which you wish for yourself.