Friday, October 19, 2007

Long time no post

Things have been busy with work, and I have been making an art journal like the above for my more personal ramblings. For the art journal, I just bought a regular journal at a bookstore and decorated the covers with paint, pastels, gel pens and collage. For each entry in the journal, I cover the page with acrylic gesso to add thickness and texture. Then I paint, draw and collage on top of that, and write whatever crazy stuff I am thinking about at the time. Today I really laid the gesso on thick, and pressed some fallen leaves into it. The weather has been so strange, fall but with temperatures of 70+ degrees at 7am. So that inspired me to write and draw something about the crazy fall.

Speaking of crazy, I made a new avatar of myself at the New York Zoos and Aquariums website. Of course all of my features are going to be those of invertebrates. I particularly like the long butterfly proboscis.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

What next?

I hate living day to day with nothing to look forward to except the weekend, when I can hide out at my house and not be bothered. I haven't felt this way since graduate school. I finally got out of the funk when I got my postdoc set up; the last 2 years of grad school I was pretty happy. Now I'm stuck in what is supposed to be my lifetime career, but feeling trapped. Where is the light at the end of this tunnel?

(Art by Robert and Shana Parkeharrison)