A self-portrait. :) BTW, following me on Twitter is a really good idea, if you are interested in the art processes here and at my Etsy shop . . . links to both are in the right-hand column ON MY HOME PAGE here. I like to post often, photos of pieces in progress, as well as notes on materials, etc. ALSO, ON TWITTER, I post a LOT of smart-alecky thoughts which never make it onto a page or into a cartoon. (See below for how my mind generally works . . . )
This piece is a stream-of-consciousness real-time (as if you couldn't tell) thingie. Sometimes I just need to encourage myself . . . and I figure I might as well encourage y'all at the same time. I have tons of actor, comic, writer, screenwriter, director, artist, musician friends . . . creative friends of every kind. Sometimes it gets hard, and some get lost along the way - so here's to us all, the success is in the HANGING IN THERE! peace, trl
Our power finally came on last evening - just in time for me to watch a new episode of Ghosthunters! You know you're addicted to a show, when you've spent five days without power, without a/c or cold food - and the only thing you can think of is dangit, I'm gonna miss Ghosthunters tonight! But, the power stepped up to the plate about 18 minutes before the ghostie show aired. Yaaaay!! So glad to have power back on, though I know a lot of people are without it still, after Irene. I realized I was getting into the groove of candlelight and Coleman lantern each night, reading, or drawing with a book light on my lap. It works for me, actually! The main thing I missed was easy internet access, so I would drive 25 minutes to Starbucks, take a power strip, make some friends, and charge up. I don't talk on the phone much, but I missed texting, too. (Kept my power usage to a minimum because of the "trouble" it took to power up!) Plus, more than one person advised me to switch from white to red wine . . . but I'm not exclusive to either, thank you very much. I misspoke! The MAIN thing I missed was my icemaker. Sad but true! I was tired of daily trips to buy bags of ice. So, I made some art about it!
Also, I was going through magazines from 1962, and 1965, and I saw the view of women was that we LOVE our cleaning products so much, that we find it downright fulfilling when paired up with a fine one!! I guess that attitude hasn't changed much, else we would see mostly MEN cleaning toilets on TV . . . anyway! If that's what melts your butter, you go, grrrrrl!!! Or come, rather, to MY house, and enjoy MY cleaning supplies for a few hours. I would LUH-UH-UHV that!
Have a great day, y'all! peace, trl (enjoying the cool air in my house . . . aaaaaaahhhhhhh)
what i missed most when the power was gone . . .