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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.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 4th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)
painting
I remember visiting you long ago. You were always painting. Sometimes I'd call and you'd tell me about it. Other times I'd sit around your little place while you fussed on some one painting or another. Odd to look back and see what good times those were.

Christian
caffeina
Apr. 5th, 2002 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: painting
Yeah... I used to really enjoy that, having people just kind of nearby, talking with them while I painted or drew or collaged. It's weird, because I'm pretty introspective, and art-making tends to be such a solitary activity. I really crave the company and conversation while I work.
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