caffeinatrix (caffeina) wrote,
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Today's news

I actually stayed away from my computer for a few hours and painted today. This is kind of unusual! I feel strange and cautious and fumbly when i pick up a paintbrush these days. It's this huge effort to recover from making a bad painting, to just forge ahead and try to make a bad image in to something I really like, but today I managed to do just that. Maybe I just finally found a sketchbook I feel inspired to make marks in. Whatever, it's just a really good thing to have made something, even if it's small, that I feel good about.

I got very little sleep last night, and woke up early when Archie came by offering coffee and breakfast. He's my little breakfast angel. Joel was more exhausted than I was, and we both grumped around getting ready. I hung out a while talking with Archie, and then he headed off to set up his DSL. Dick Suckin' Lips, as our mutual friend Liam calls it. Liam, actually, stopped by while I was playing around painting and doing collage. Archie stopped back over a bit later. It was actually really nice having people here just sort of chatting away while I painted and snipped little chunks of newsprint - somehow people being around and talking while I screw around and draw makes me more productive. Curious!

So today is working out to be creative. Movie/TV watching should wipe that out for the remainder of the evening, though.
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